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New siblings

Postby Stephoklein » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:25 am

I recently adopted a male vosmaeri eclectus and now he will be moving into my new home with my other parrot a sun conure that is 7 years old... Is there a technique or a way to introduce them... They have met and have not shown signs of aggression or jealousy... What steps should I take? Thank you in advance!!

:sun: - Maxi
:eclectus: - Odie
:sun: - Maxine
:eclectus: - Odie
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Re: New siblings

Postby liz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:20 am

First of all quarentine in seperate rooms. Don't carry bacteria or germs between the two. Always dust yourself off and wash your hands.

The rooms should be close enough that they hear each other. That way they will want to meet.

Just like bringing a baby home from the hospital always make sure the first child does not feel slighted.
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Re: New siblings

Postby Stephoklein » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:45 am

Thank you do much! How long should the quarantine period last?
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Re: New siblings

Postby pennyandrocky » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:11 am

make sure when you do introduce them it's in neutral territory away from anything they feel belongs to them,even if it doesn't, like cages or toys.
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Re: New siblings

Postby marie83 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:53 pm

It's recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 30 days. Bare in mind that this does not guarentee the bird is free of all diseases though, some have longer incubation periods but it definitely decreases the risk of most things being passed on.

I don't think many pet owners bother doing it sadly. Theres always going to be a risk but I would hate to wipe out family members due to introducing a newcomer too early when the sake of a few weeks may have prevented it happening.
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Re: New siblings

Postby Stephoklein » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Thank you for all the advice, I have them in different rooms and they each have their own play stand. I have washed my hands before switching between handling. I love all of the helpful people on this site! Thank you again and again!
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