Birds are some of the most popular pets, with one in eight households owning at least one bird.
It’s not unusual to see a parrot and budgie living in the same house.
But the question is
Do parrots and parakeets get along?
The answer to your question is yes.
But, do they get along so well that they can share a cage?
Well, that depends.
You should know that these two types of birds have different lifestyles and personalities
Parrots often need more attention and can be noisy and demanding, while budgies are mellower and quieter.
However, if you train them well and provide them with a suitable environment, they can live together in peace.
In this blog post, we will answer the question, “Do parrots and budgies get along?” in detail and also share some tips on how to make your feathered friends get along better!
Here’s what you’re going to discover in this article
- Can Parrots and Budgies Live Together?
- A Peek at the Budgie’s Temperament
- Here’s a Quick Look at a Parrot’s Temperament
- So, What’s the Verdict?
- Which Birds Can Be Kept With Budgies?
- Do Parrots Get Along With Other Birds?
Let’s fly right in!
Can Parrots And Budgies Live Together?
Well, the answer to this question isn’t as straightforward as you might have hoped.
The thing is that it all depends on the situation.
Many species of birds have been peacefully coexisting with humans and each other.
At the heart of this lies the compatibility in the temperaments.
So, are parrots and budgies compatible enough to live together?
Let’s take a look.
A Budgie’s Temperament
These small-sized birds are adorable to look at and enjoy being loved–so much so that they’re crowned as the most petted species of bird in the world!
These birds are gentle, loyal, and calm.
The best part is that they reciprocate and aren’t afraid to give back the love they receive from us!
Budgies are gentle birds and aren’t quick to get aggressive.
If they put up a fight with their cage mates, it might be over food or some attention.
They don’t tend to stay aggressive or in a foul mood for a long time and are usually calm and chirpy.
Now, isn’t that sweet?
That’s why they are very popular pets
After cats and dogs, budgies are the next popular
I mean have you seen how cute they look!
Anyways let’s have a look at a parrots temperament
Here’s a Quick Look At a Parrot’s Temperament
Parrots are highly intelligent and sensitive in nature.
This means that they’re always in two minds about things, which makes them inclined towards getting aggressive–especially if they have their feelings hurt.
Keep in mind that there are hundreds of species of parrots in the world!
So, what may be true for one species may not necessarily be true for another.
It’s important to make sure that your parrot’s personality is compatible with that of your budgie’s before making them cage buddies.
So, What’s The Verdict?
While budgies get along with various other birds and are rather calm, parrots can be aggressive and could end up bullying the bird!
What’s more, is that some species of parrots prefer hanging out with other parrots and don’t do well with other cage mates.
In this case, it’s best to keep the two birds apart.
Another thing to look at is the size of both these birds
Parrots are much bigger than budgies
It’s best to not put them together in the same cage
Rather, it’s best to have multiple budgies in the same cage
Budgies are very sociable birds and they love company so another budgie would make a single budgie happy for sure!
The more the merrier
And they can all go in one cage
Here’s a related article I wrote about budgies being in one cage – 4 budgies in one cage
Here’s another interesting article you may be interested in – Do budgies talk to each other?
Anyways, What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
So if it’s not a good idea to put a parrot with a budgie
Which birds can you keep with a budgie?
Let’s find out
Which Birds Can Be Kept With Budgies?
Let’s take a quick look at a list of birds that budgies are compatible with.
Here we go.
- Other budgies
- Small parrot species
- Zebra finches
As I mentioned before, it’s best to keep budgies with budgies
What about parrots?
What birds get along with them?
Or do they not get along with any other birds?
Carry on reading to find out..
Do Parrots Get Along With Other Birds?
Let’s take a quick look at some birds that most parrot species get along with.
Take a peek.
- African greys
- Sun conure
- Love birds
Did this blog post help answer your questions?
While budgies get along with most members of the parrot species, they particularly seem to have issues with Bourke’s parrot and rosella in a small setting, such as a cage.
Rosellas have a knack for picking on budgies even in large aviaries, and this behavior only increases in a small living space.
Keeping budgies and parrots together would not be a good idea
If you have a budgie and want to give your little birdie another friend then I would recommend another budgie