Caging Birds Together
Caging two birds together seems to be a nice idea for the pet owner but the same can become a cause of agony for the birds. There is always much apprehension about whether to cage two or more birds together or not. Although a cage with multiple colorful birds looks very attractive and
appealing, it might turn out to be dangerous for the bid’s safety.
Putting more than one bird in the same cage is not impossible though. With little extra care and safety measures, we can successfully put two birds in the same cage. Though the best strategy is to gradually introduce the birds to each other, which means it is better to first put them in different cages. Especially if the birds or any one of the birds is new, it should first be put separately in another cage. However, it is important to see that the bird does not remain alone in the cage for a long time otherwise it might get used to staying separate and face problems
adjusting to other birds.
Tips for caging birds together:
- The process of caging the birds together should be gradual. The attempt should be to familiarize the birds first. The owner can start by putting the cages next to each other during the day. This way the birds will see each other and get familiar. After the birds get pretty familiar with each other, then the owner can put the birds together in the same cage for a few hours a day and watch the bird’s behavior. If they seem compatible then the owner can prolong the duration of caging the birds together.
- To successfully cage more than one bird together, they must be given some play time out of the cage together. If they mingle with each other in an open and free environment, they
are more likely to get along with each other when using the same cage. The owner should ensure that the birds interact with each other outside the cage.
- Another tip is to start caging the birds together when they are pretty young. It is seen that like human beings, birds are also innocent when young. Birds get into the habit of staying with each other in the same cage since they are young. In most of these cases, the birds
get addicted to staying with each other and become inseparable.
- Experts also believe that birds of different species do not get along well when caged together. So it is advisable for the owners to preferably put birds of the same species together.
Bird Owners will face multiple problems while caging the birds together, for example, birds getting hostile towards each other, one bird bullying another, birds getting addicted to each other, and so on, but it is a great experience to cage birds together. Moreover, the owner should first patiently observe whether the birds are comfortable sharing the cage. There is no point giving up at the first attempt as the birds might not like each other instantly but start getting along gradually. So to say caging birds together is more of an art rather than science.
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