Should I Replace a Recently Deceased Parakeet?

Jen S. relates:

 

I had 2 parakeets in a cage together for 2 years, and one of them suddenly died today.

 

Should I get another bird to put in the cage with the other one? Is it a good idea to do that?

 

Dear Jen,

 

We are very sorry for your loss.


Your remaining parakeet is likely confused and frightened and will be lonely.

 

Do you want another parakeet or stay with just the one bird?

 

Green-budgie in front of mirror

 

If you decide to not get another parakeet then consider adding a small mirror.

That will help the remaining bird not be lonely.


If you get another parakeet then before adding it, take out the sole parakeet and clean and rearrange the birdcage.

 

Then put both birds in at the same time.

 

They will be less likely to bicker over cage ownership.

 

We wish you well however you proceed.

 

Regards,

 

Catherine

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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