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RE: Waiting for babies

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Sun Jan 11 22:47:28 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

I would really suggest just getting one especially if you are going t be able to spend plenty of time with it. Two birds even of the same clutch if not positive of sex may still produce young. Also even from the same clutch you may end of with one dominate bird and one that is not. The dominate especially as they get older will want to control the other bird and may not let it have the "best" perch, or eat first etc. With two birds you have the chance that they may bond to each other even after having been handfed instead of bonding to you. Handfeeding is no guarantee of bonding. In fact some handfed birds will switch their affections as they mature. When you handfeed you are teaching the bird to see you as a parent. When they fledge and then hit maturity they are leaving their parent and looking for a new match/mate.

Okay I have listed the bad possibilities above but of course many people do have good luck with more than one but it is not always a guarantee. The birds will provide possible companionship for each other and most of the time but not always same sex birds from the same clutch will continue to accept each other especially if males and possibly if females. Handfeeding lets you get used to their care and enjoy time spent with your new bird but of course is still no guarantee of continued bonding when mature, in fact most vets will either tell you to get parent raised birds are at least co-parented birds (ones that are well socialized with people while young and in the nest and provided some extra food by caretaker but actually raised by the parents) parent raised birds or co-parented birds are usually (not always) healthier and better adjusted. Having two birds may provide interaction with both you and your husband but gain no guarantee because many will want to bond more closely to one person and it is possible both would choose the same person.

So there you have it both good and bad but if you are wanting an opinion I would say start with one.


   

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