It's very hit or miss with parrots regardless of age, as babies they are more likely to get along however once they become adults it still has a chance to turn sour.
Some things to keep in mind when introducing new birds to the flock.
- Testing new birds for Chlamydia and PBFD, quarantine is a must until you get results.
- Have a separate cage for the new member.
- Birds that are planned to be housed together should be of similar size with a large enclosure.
How to introduce
- Once the new bird has been cleared for disease he/she can be placed at the opposite end of the same room. This allows the birds to see each other safely.
- Every few days the cages can get closer together, watch each birds body language to determine if they are stressed, irritated, intrigued etc.
- When introducing it should be on common ground and NEVER in/on either birds cage.
- Never force an interaction and always supervise, if they choose to be close to each other in a friendly manner than great! Always have a towel on hand in case a fight breaks out, use the towel to create a wall between the two.
- Reward friendly interactions with praise and treats.
In the end they may never get along so be prepared to house 2 birds separately, they can still live in harmony as long as they are not forced to live close to one another.
** For a bird to truly be quarantined they cannot share the same air space as other birds.