Budgies are really sociable birds and enjoy living with at least one other budgie if not more.
But what if you have a budgie and also a quaker parrot?
I know what you’re thinking..
Can budgies and quaker parrots live together?
Well there are always exceptions to the rule, but whilst they seem even-tempered, if a budgie tries to boss your quaker parrot around, he might object to being dominated!
Quaker birds are prone to jealousy and will not like it if you give attention to the budgie and because of their size they could easily kill your budgie.
It is simply best not to house a quaker parrot with another species.
In this article you’ll learn the following..
- Can parrots and budgies live together?
- What kind of birds can live with budgies
- Do quaker parrots get along with other birds
Lots to cover
Let’s get started!
Can Parrots And Budgies Live Together?
Budgies are willing to share their space and their toys with other species.
It is a good idea to match birds that are similar in size or smaller than your budgie and the key to success is to give your birds a cage/aviary with plenty of room including some hiding places.
Budgies are a species of parrot, but forcing yours to live with another parrot species might not work well and you could find your budgie is permanently stressed.
And I’m sure you don’t want a budgie that is stressed!
Because a stress budgie will show signs that can be concerning
- Feather plucking
- Loud and mouthy
- Appetite loss
These effects can cause your budgie to become unhealthy and it won’t make you happy too
If you are keen to have another parrot variety, a parakeet or cockatiels could work – but there are better matches.
What Kind Of Birds Can Live With Budgies?
If you are looking for a buddy for your budgie, the best choice of course is another budgie.
Different sexes work really well and two males too, but two females is the not the easiest match and they will need a large cage so they can spend time apart.
Another Australian bird, the cockatiel, can work well with your budgie but even better are zebra finches, nutmeg manikins and the Java sparrow.
Do Quaker Parrots Get Along With Other Birds?
Quaker parrots in the wild do live in groups, but in captivity are often very happy on their own.
Getting another bird to share his cage is your choice not his and the statistics are that there is only a 50/50 chance he will get on with the new arrival.
Quaker birds need plenty of room in their cage but do also need time out of their cage to socialize, otherwise they can become aggressive.
Quaker parrots are clever, comical and fun.
They get their name from the way they quiver when they get excited!
They love plenty of attention and form a deep attachment with their owner.
If you buy a young quaker parrot they can live for up to 30 years.
Quaker parrots are very happy to live on their own as long as you give them plenty of attention.
It is not unusual for them to learn to say a few words too.
If you want to get more birds, it is for yourself and not your quaker parrot!
If you do decide to get another bird of a different species, it will be best to house them in a separate cage, but let the two birds meet regularly on neutral ground outside their cages as this will prevent any aggression.
It’s best not to put a budgie and a quaker parrot together
It’s not a very good match
If you do have a budgie then you’re best getting another budgies
They will get along very well because they love company!
A quaker parrot is best not have any other birds with them
If you want to keep a budgie and a quaker parrot – keep them in separate cages and introduce them slowly
But don’t put them in the same cage – It can be dangerous for your budgie!