Plumb Headed Parrots with Finches

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06 Nov 2019, 18:04

Grove wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 17:55
Plumhead parrots are the most gentle parrot
I wouldn't say the most gentle parrot, the neophemas are much more compatible than them and are seen commonly in finch aviaries across the country.
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06 Nov 2019, 19:17

Even if they were the most placid parrot in the world I still wouldn't put them with Finches.
The size difference is just too much. Successful aviaries are ones that house a compatible
group of birds, not including birds several sizes bigger than others.
If you house bigger species in a collection don't complain if your breeding numbers drop away.
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06 Nov 2019, 19:24

E Orix, I understand where you are going, but as I have said I have scratched out putting them with finches and now I am asking if they can be put with doves
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07 Nov 2019, 07:52

The comment wasn't directed at you I was generalising.
As for doves, similar size, less chance of stress and generally inhabit areas of
an aviary different to the Plum Heads.
Plum Heads are a lovely specie and well worth considering.(spoken by a finch person!!)
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07 Nov 2019, 08:03

E Orix wrote:
07 Nov 2019, 07:52
The comment wasn't directed at you I was generalising.
As for doves, similar size, less chance of stress and generally inhabit areas of
an aviary different to the Plum Heads.
Plum Heads are a lovely specie and well worth considering.(spoken by a finch person!!)
Sorry, pardon me, my mistake
I think I will mix them in with my Ringneck doves
I don't breed my doves anymore for reasons so I think I may as well not waste the space and make use of it
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07 Nov 2019, 14:22

Plum-heads can get aggressive during the breed season. I've known of a hen killing a scarlet parrot hen that was foolish enough to poke her head into the plum head's nest box.

That being said, I housed my old plum heads with a pair of canaries. The two species bred side-by-side, without incident, for four years.
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07 Nov 2019, 14:37

Ok, thank you Shane
By the sounds of everyone's responses, if I purchase any I will put them in with my Ringneck doves
Thank you every for your responses
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