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    Pineapple?

    Hi everyone, I went to Petsmart today because they have a sale going on, and I needed new Kong Collars for Bulldozer and Blossom, and they also have the Marvel Comic T-Shirts on sale, I bought Blossom a purple Superman shirt, they didn't have any girl ones, and Dozer got a Spider-Man shirt. While I was there, I was looking at the cats for adoption window, and I saw the bird window next to it. They have a beautiful baby Pineapple Conure, the colours are so beautiful. The bird is 4 months old, but has only been on the floor for 2 months. It hasn't been handled very much, so didn't want to be picked up. It just needs to be handled a little more, and some time spent with him/ her? Note sure what the sex is. My question is does anyone have any experience with adding another bird to the cage when you already have one? I have a 1 year old male Quaker Parrot named Kiwi, he was hand raised and hand fed and is very tame, he talks up a storm, and is very vocal all the time. They are both the same size, and the bird handler at the store said you can put two same sized birds together. I'm just not sure if that would make my bird talk less or bond less with us, because he would bond with the new bird, or if they would fight and maybe not like each other? Would they not be compatible because one is a Quaker, and one is a Conure? Should I just keep the one bird, instead of maybe upsetting the nest. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Re: Pineapple?

    No advice on multiple parrots, sorry. Let us know what you decide, it will be fun to learn about your journey!

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    Re: Pineapple?

    Well I went back to the store to see the bird again, and someone has actually already bought it, so that kind of made my decision, but I was already thinking it was best not to get another bird, because Kiwi is quite gentle, and is very vocal, and he has quite a few words and phrases in his vocabulary. I got him last summer, and he has learned each new phrase I teach him usually within 2 weeks of repeating it. I would be afraid that maybe it would change his personality, or his bonding with us, so maybe it wasn't meant to be, and for the best. So for now no Kiwi and Applejack.

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    Re: Pineapple?

    Awe sorry it didn't work out, but I think as you said it's probably how it was meant to be. I love hearing about your parrot, hope you share a video someday of the talking!

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    Re: Pineapple?

    I'll definetely try and get a video of Kiwi, although everytime I bring the I Pad near the cage to video tape his talking, he senses me there and stops talking. Also I've mastered how to upload my pictures, but not videos, but I'll try and figure it out. Video to come soon hopefully lol

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