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2 keets and a lovebird - possiblefriends? #309142 07/10/08 09:48 PM
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I just wanted to ask some questions on this topic:

If you already have a keet or two and want another bird, like a lovebird, is it possible for all to get along? I understand they will need separate cages and the new bird will need to be quarantined away from the other birds, but will they,if possible, play nicely together if everything is harmonious or will the lovebird attempt to dominate/hurt the keets?

-Will the lovebird get jealous if all the attention is not on him/her?

How will the keets react? or will the they ignore the new bird?

Any advice is greatly appreciated


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Re: 2 keets and a lovebird - possiblefriends? [Re: Me & 6 Fids] #309196 07/11/08 01:19 AM
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lovies are not a good bird to put with keets, they are very aggressive and it can be dangerous for your keets. Keets are usually more aggressive then birds like tiels so the tiel usually wont wanna be near the keets. Something lie a parrotlet or a linnie would be good in that situation though


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Re: 2 keets and a lovebird - possiblefriends? [Re: ShamRockStar] #310575 07/16/08 01:45 PM
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If you already have a keet or two and want another bird, like a lovebird, is it possible for all to get along? Yes it's possible but you need to watch them at all times
I understand they will need separate cages and the new bird will need to be quarantined away from the other birds, but will they,if possible, play nicely together if everything is harmonious or will the lovebird attempt to dominate/hurt the keets? Mine play nice together. The lovebird does try to nip at the keet every once in a while but I assume that is to be expected with any two birds. I find that it helps to keep the lovebirds wings clipped while allowing the keet full flight. This way she can get away if he is getting aggressive. Lovebirds tend to play rough and that could very easily harm a keet.

-Will the lovebird get jealous if all the attention is not on him/her? Not mine but he is used to sharing the attention since I got him after the keet.

How will the keets react? My keet fell madly in love with the lovebird the moment they were introduced
or will the they ignore the new bird? They may ignore the new one if you have two keets.

Happy and Jack do absolutely everything together, except share a cage. I do have the cages right next to one another (not close enough that they can touch through the bars) and I cover them with one sheet so they can still be together at night.
When Happy's cage door is open and she is in it, Jack will climb in and take a nap right next to her. It's so cute. They preen each other, feed each other, and take baths together.
I did get the lovebird while the keet was still very young so that may be the reason they get along so well.
Oh, I should mention that Jack WILL bite Happy if she comes near my hubby while he's holding him. My hubby is Jacks favorite pet, LOL!






Re: 2 keets and a lovebird - possiblefriends? [Re: slcpunk] #310582 07/16/08 02:04 PM
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Re: 2 keets and a lovebird - possiblefriends? [Re: Me & 6 Fids] #310594 07/16/08 02:25 PM
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I've just been watching a friend's birds...he has had a lovebird and keet for a year and just purchased an additional lovebird. His first bird, I think is very mean/dominant, and was chasing both of the other birds around trying to bite them. Then at one point, I noticed the keet was grooming that lovie...the new lovie is smaller and more skiddish, so it was very happy to be away from the larger lovie. The one evening when I went to put them to bed...the new lovie and keet were together in a cage...but I wouldn't ever put the larger lovie in a cage with the others...It's beak is massive and I worry that it would hurt the other birds. That's my two sense from watching his birds for a week. =)


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