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SOCIALISING A MALE AFRICAN GREY AND A FEMALE B&G MACAW

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Hi there i have recently purchased an african grey and already had a b&g macaw. My macaw is in the living room and the african grey is kept in the dining room not all alone as he can see us and still gets alot of attention. Also when we go out i move his cage into the living room for some interaction time between the birds.

 

I let him out of his cage when i get in and can be out for quite a few hours. My question is how is the best way to get them to slightly bond? I know i cannot cage them both within the same cage as macaws are prone to a respiratory disease caused from the african grey but just how is the best way of interacting with the both of them as my macaw gets jelous when i touch the african grey so i have to keep reminding her i love her too HAHA!

 

I have had both birds touching each other and they hit each others beaks together but the size of my macaws beak scars me cause she could easily bite off the african greys feet!! Any hints n tips would be great!!

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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problerly not much help sorry :(

 

but i have 4 greys and 4 macaws,and i also worry r.e them getting along....

 

i personaly let them all have there own time out...

i also worry about nipping toes ect...

and i know the greys can also do damage even to the macaws...

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you may find a tip or two here? ....

INTRODUCING A SECOND BIRD©:

https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/topic/6090-introducing-a-second-bird/

(from the forum's INFORMATION TOPICS© section .... https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/forum/22-parrot-link-information-topics/

why not have a stroll around to see what interests you?)

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Hi there,

 

I have two greenwing macaws and an African grey and they all play out together with no problems. They do not socialise as such, just have their own areas and toys. I will play with one of them at a time and the others will entertain themselves.

If anything, you need to be careful that your grey does not go for your macaw, my grey has a go occassionally and goes straight for the macaws eyes, little monkey! But as long as they are always supervised they will be fine

 

I have also never had trouble with my macaws being allergic to my grey, they are all in the same room, but I would never consider putting them into the same cage - seems like it would be an accident waiting to happen :)

 

Good luck!

Rachel

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I have 2 greys and a blue and gold macaw and they have free time out of the cage together. If anything the greys gang up on the macaw :roll: You say you've only recently got the grey, so it's still early days yet. Give them time to suss each other out and don't force them into a situation where they have to be together. Hopefully given time they will get used to each other and you will be able to have them out together without any problems.

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