Double bars and Red Faced Parrot Finches?

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I am getting a couple of pairs of Double bars this weekend and was planning on having them in the same aviary as a few pairs of Red faced. Any problems with this mix?
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Have not kept them together. However have found with my Double Bars, that they like a "wire roll" nest, and a couple of high (20/40cm below the roof) perches to keep clear of the more active birds. Also found 4 the minimum number required for these, 6 or more is better. (Currently have 6) Enjoy.
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4 -6 perches or nests?
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Oops sorry - not making myself clear. Birds - the Double Bars themselves. Tried with 3, no go, 4 OK. 6 happy.
I only have one of the "wire roll" nests, and other nests for other finches. My "wire roll" is about 35cm diametre by 60cm long. I have it horizontal, suspended from the roof, and put a framework of gum branch and ivy, then added lots of grasses. The birds make tunnells that frustrate me because I am too short to see what they are up to.
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Thanks finchbreeder for the advice. Might try to get three pairs now.
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