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#260083 - 11/15/16 09:22 PM Do Too's have friends that are not other Too's?  
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I have a 7 year old Elenora Cockatoo that I adopted from the local shelter. He's a very sweet boy but can be a bit jealous from time to time. My Daughter volunteers at a bird store on the weekends and she has fallen for a 9 year old Caique named Pepe. Do you think that King Tut and Pepe can co-exist or will Pepe live in constant fear of being injured by Tut?

#260088 - 11/16/16 02:57 AM Re: Do Too's have friends that are not other Too's? [Re: King Tut]  
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Because of the size difference I would never let them out of their cages at the same time.


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#260089 - 11/16/16 08:33 PM Re: Do Too's have friends that are not other Too's? [Re: King Tut]  
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Yes, I was thinking that too.

#260092 - 11/20/16 01:03 AM Re: Do Too's have friends that are not other Too's? [Re: King Tut]  
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Agree completely. I have had one caique for over 12 years and had another one for 6 years until he passed away, both from the rescue. Caiques are notorious for going after other birds, animals, people that they don't like, regardless of the size difference. Mine once went after a doberman and luckily I could intervene in time. He'll still occasionally go after my timneh (who is twice his size). Be very, very careful. It's far too easy for a beak or toe to be bitten off.

#260822 - 11/29/17 05:30 PM Re: Do Too's have friends that are not other Too's? [Re: King Tut]  
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I'm new to mixed flock keeping, but I learned very quickly not to allow my IRNs and my U2 out at the same time. The little birds can be surprisingly aggressive toward the larger bird, to the point of recklessness. Your 'too is already jealous of attention and bringing in a newcomer would probably mean added aggression and some territorial behavior. One bite from an annoyed 'too could be fatal. If you didn't let them mingle I think it would be fine.


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