Need Advice For Re Homed Sun Conure And Quaker Parrot
Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:34 PM
Posted 23 May 2014 - 03:05 PM
Personally, i would begin with separate cages. Right now they don't need you except for food and water. In separate cages, they could still have play time together when they're out of the cages and could still squawk and talk back and forth, but would be more dependent on you than they are now. How long have you had them? It takes parrots weeks to adjust to a change like this and it might take longer if their last home wasn't a good one. Do you know what their previous home was like? Were they handled there? Was it chaotic? Had they been in that home a long time and maybe they're homesick?
Posted 23 May 2014 - 03:32 PM
Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:34 PM
Then you should proceed as if they're basically wild. If they'll take food from your hand, that's a good sign. Give them a week or two to adjust to your home and you and the sounds and sights there. Then get a second cage and separate them. Make sure the two are close enough that they can see and hear each other, and give them plenty of play time together outside the cages. But that will allow you to work with each separately while leaving the other in his/her cage and start building a bond. While you're letting them adjust, spend a lot of time just talking to them or singing to them or being visible and nearby.