Our daughter had saved for and bought a tiel and cage this past
summer. She is a very loving sweet girl, and her tiel is the same.
Her tiel Meeko, is a small female grey tiel and she is now in the
process of saving for another one, as a companion for Meeko. She had
gotten Meeko from a local pet store that breeds them, and she was only
7 weeks old when we brought her home.
Our daughter has contacted a breeder near-by, and we visited
yesterday. She would like to get another female. She was allowed to
hold one that was only 2 weeks old, and was thrilled.
Some questions for our new transition are:
As she will have 1st choice of birds from 2 breeding pairs that have a
total of 6 babies; what should he look for? (ie, size, personality,
As she wants another female, what is a good determinant of helping
with this (if there is one). Most of the babies are pearl.
How would it be best to introduce the new bird to Meeko (about 9
months old now) ?
She would ideally like to have both in the same large cage if
possible; do we keep them separate for a while? Near each other in
separate cages ? Do we need to rearrange Meeko's cage to reduce the
territoritality she might exhibit to the new bird ?
Presently Meeko eats a combination of seed and pellets, occasionally
vegies; however, not much. We would like to have her eat more of a
variety, Should we start to introduce more of the newer foods prior
to, or after the new bird?
We won't be getting the new bird until after Easter, it will be about
7 weeks old at that time. So we have a lot of time to get things
Any/all help would be much appreciated.