New tiel, Old tiel

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New tiel, Old tiel

Post by AT&T Associat » Tue, 11 Apr 1995 04:00:00



I have a two year old male tiel, Sugar, who's my love and joy. I work full
time during the day and I justed started graduate school at night.  I have
noticed a significant change in the sugar's demeanor since I have been away
more.  So yesterday I bought a 6 week old baby lutino, Sunny, to keep him
company when I'm gone.  Sugar wasn't agressive towards Sunny yesterday while I
was introducing them, but he doesn't seem to be too pleased either.  He looks
at me jealously and hurt when he sees me with the new baby.  Sugar was the
only egg in his clutch to hatch.  He was hand raised and has never been around
other birds.  Does anyone have such experiences when introducing a new bird to
an older bird?  I love both my babies very much and I am very concerned about
their happiness.  They are both going to the vet tommorrow for a check up.  I
only have one carring case, can I put them in together?
 
 
 

New tiel, Old tiel

Post by Sharon Kas » Thu, 13 Apr 1995 04:00:00


This was my exact situation a number of years ago. My tiel didn't like
the fact that there was a new baby in the house "stealing" my attention.
I'm afraid he never did take much of a liking to the new bird although
he tolerated him. Both were males, maybe that's a factor?  I accepted
this because at least he had some company now during the day. The sad
news is that the new baby bonded to my first bird. Even though they were
in seperate cages they could still see each other. It always broke my
heart seeing the new bird give his love to the first bird and not have
that love returned. Also I wasn't able to develop as close a relationship
with him as I had with the first bird. We all became buddies though so it
was okay. But I would suggest that you think about keeping the birds
apart at least long enough to allow your new bird to bond to you. Then
they can play together. I would also suggest seperate travel cases, at
least for now. Maybe other netters can give more info on that. Enjoy!
 
 
 

New tiel, Old tiel

Post by Bob G. Kellu » Fri, 14 Apr 1995 04:00:00


If you keep a very close eye on them and the carrier is large enough the  
trip to the vet should be ok.  As far a getting them together, don't push  
it.  Put on on each shoulder and go about your homework, watch tv, etc  
and pet them at the same time.  This can be a trick, but it can be done.    
I also suggest taking them into the shower with you, put them on the  
shower rod until you are ready and then bring them down, one on each hand  
to enjoy the shower with you.  Put some of the favorite treats on a plate  
and pretend to eat, they will usually try to join you and maybe they will  
be able to find some common ground that way.  The key is patience and  
don't expect your older bird to come around immediately.  It took a  
couple of weeks for my birds to decide they will accept eachother.   Give  
them lots of toys if you are gone for long periods and they will be  
caged, this will help reduce agression towards eachother.

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