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Can I put my cockatiel in the same cage as my parakeets?

Okay, so I got a new cockatiel, and I already have 2 parakeets together in a cage. Can I put my new cockatiel with my parakeets in the same cage or do I have to buy a new cage and keep them separated?

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I recommend strongly against putting them together. I actually added a 3rd cockatiel to a cage with 2 cockatiels, and the existing birds killed the newcomer. With the size difference between the species it just isn't a good idea.

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Thanks. I feel sorry for the bird that got killed :'(
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I did too...
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I'm not sure, but I've got a sense that cockatiels are a lot bigger than parakeets. If this is the case, no you should not put them in the same cage. The bigger bird will peck at them and hog the food and water. I may be wrong about this as I have never had birds as pets. But I seem to remember something about this on Animal Planet.

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