How many conures can live together

How many conures can live together: When you see these 3 pyrrhura conures, you imagine that they have known each other for a long time !!!

Well no!

The pyrrhura opaline in the center is the newcomer to the name of Opia. He was hand-raised, unfortunately, he was driven mad by the confinement. He fled from a man like a plague.

In short, he was mistreated by his ex-owner.

This is the reason why Claire Rougier (active member of our Facebook page ) struggled for several weeks to get it back.

Despite the risks that this entailed vis-à-vis his binomial pyrrhura EPP. In this situation, the heart was stronger than the reason.

Claire handled the arrival of Opia well. The bird had its personal space (cage, toys …) the time to tame its new environment and get to know the other pyrrhura from a distance.

At the time of the joint outings, the pair immediately accepted the newcomer. The latter was under the protection of one of them.

On the other hand, During the first night when it was time to sleep, Opia was kicked out of the nest.

So for his safety, he found himself isolated in his cage. But the next day, she directly cohabited with the others in the large cage.

It was then that I was able to interact with the happy owner of the trio. She asked me for some advice in relation to my feedback on my Pyrrhula TO and Tica couple.

And yes, there are some who follow what I write lol.

Following his account, I found that the situation was not alarming, so I was not worried. Saying all signals were green to try another approach.

Soon after, everything is back to normal and the pyrrhura trio coexists very well. The 3 pyrrhrua share the same nest at night. This case is a good example of a successful cohabitation.

The cohabitation of birds is a subject that has always interested me whether it is to form a new couple or to integrate a new member into a group.

Each situation is unique, so the way of presenting the newcomer must be thought out, even studied.

Well, I assure you, it’s not at all complicated, but you have to do it step by step. In my opinion, observation and patience are your best allies to unlock each situation.

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How many conures can live together

Especially since the question of the cohabitation process often comes up on the table, whether it is to form a couple or quite simply to have two congeners to keep company …

To make 2 conures sympathize, how long should you leave their cage side by side before making a first joint outing?
And if they fight should they let them intervene or intervene?
Thank you

Are there any rules to follow?

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How many conures can live together

In absolute terms, a bird impregnated by its human would have more difficulty accepting a congener. It could manifest as fear or ignorance.

But unfortunately, it is often rejection and aggression that lengthens the process of cohabitation.

However, cases of a crush on the first meeting took place without a real explanation. Married at first sight and it’s so nice to see that.  

Concerning myself, I would say that there is no rule or ready-made answer to this question. Because everything will depend on the character of our bird, the newcomer, and how we go about it.

Nevertheless, recommendations and especially precautions must be put in place, in order to succeed in the cohabitation process.

4 steps to a successful cohabitation process

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How many conures can live together


Step 1: Remote presentation

After the quarantine period, this step can take place to allow the two birds to come into visual contact at a distance, and therefore without danger.

Usually a separate cage for each of them. At the same time, we could observe them in order to assess the situation later.

Ps: Never glue the cages together to avoid fights through the bars. So thus avoid injuries and decrease the feeling of aggression.

Step 2: Common outputs

Once the tensions are relieved, we can try common outings in a secure room to assess the behavior of the two birds that will be in direct contact.

In the event of a fight, you will have to intervene and try the experience again later …

This was the case for me when I was trying to form my pyrrhura couple. At first, it was a failure.

The male was pushing Tica (the new one) away and didn’t want her near him… But I hadn’t said my last word… I tried the experiment several times until the bad TO’s behavior improved …

Step 3: Common caging

After several attempts at common outings, the contact will surely improve. The logical continuation of the 2nd step would be to put them together in a neutral cage in order to avoid any problem linked to the territory and so that the two birds tame their new place of life at the same time.

But if you don’t have another cage, it would be best to change the layout of the interior of the cage to make the place as neutral as possible.

Despite these precautions, it will be necessary to be vigilant to intervene at any time during this exercise.

In the case of my pyrrhura couple, despite some bickering, cohabitation seems to be going well.

Step 4: Cohabitation

It is important to ensure the good behavior of the two birds before letting them live together permanently. I admit that this is the step that does us good to end this process of cohabitation.

TO and Tica are finally in a relationship and this has been going on for several months.

The cohabitation process can be simple and fast but often it turns out to be belong and tedious, to the point of wanting to give up. However, one should never give up hope because sooner or later the situation will unblock unexpectedly.

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SOURCE: Flying Fids

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