Housing Two Bird Species Together

Housing Two Bird Species Together

by Christopher Matos

Are blue and gold macaws good with smaller size birds? Because we aren’t always home to be with him, so I wanted to know if I could get a Lovebird to put in the cage.


Hi Christopher,

Most of the time, birds of different species don’t tend to get along. And when there is a huge size difference, it’s almost guaranteed. Macaws are “extra large” sized birds, so I wouldn’t go any smaller than a “large” bird in hopes they might get along.

And I definitely never recommend housing two birds of different species together in the same cage. All it takes is one argument to turn fatal.

I hope this helps!

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Comments for Housing Two Bird Species Together

Jul 24, 2015 Go for it.
by: Samantha Speaking from experience here, I say go for it. BUT… make sure they have a lot of space to move freely, and even stretch their wings whenever they need too. Being cramped up in 1 small area can cause a lot of birds to feel uncomfortable and stressed. Make sure you keep a close eye on the birds, and observe their behaviour as you don’t know when they’ll strike. Good luck!

Jul 23, 2015 Be Careful
by: Steven Most birds can be very territorial and will not share their surroundings, especially if it’s a small cage, with another bird of a different kind. We once made the mistake of placing a Budgie in with a group of fancy homing pigeons and it did not end well for that poor budgie. He was badly injured and had to be rushed to the vet. Had I not seen this attack, he would’ve been dead within a minute. Just because a bird is friendly towards you, it does not mean it’ll feel the same way towards other new and strange birds. So be Careful.

May 22, 2015 Houswing 2 different bird species together.
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado Please don’t commit this cardinal mistake of keeping 2 different bird species together in the same cage. They would definitely turn “TERRITORIAL” and quarrel with each other which could be fatal as parrots have strong beaks and tend to bite each other rather then peck at each other.Macaws are the largest parrot species and would definitely not tolerate any other different parrot species in its cage, especially if the cage is small as in normal nouse pet birds. In zoos they have large aviaries and hence sometimes two different parrot or parakeet species are kept in the same cage and get along pretty well.

Nov 08, 2013 Totally fatal
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado Keeping two different bird species in the same cage is fatal unless they miraculously tend to get along. According to my experience its even dangerous keeping two birds of the same species together in the same cage if they have never ever seen each other before.Birds are very territorial, especially parrots and parakeets. In nature they can fly and live at random but in a cage they are confined to a small territory.