Bourkes parakeets are fairly timid, calm and unassuming.
They aren’t nervous or excitable like some parrots.
They are not known to be aggressive with other species of birds – even birds smaller than themselves.
However, their gentle nature can make them an easy mark for aggressive birds.
They can be housed in an aviary with other peaceful, passive birds such as cockatiels, finches, doves, quail.
Make sure the flight is quite large to provide ample flying space with many levels of perches and food/water stations.
All birds must be able to cohabitate without bickering or those should be removed.
All birds must be fully flighted.
Not all birds will get along, similiarly, not all Bourkes parakeets will get along with other Bourkes parakeets.
It is not recommended to house Bourkes parakeets with budgies because of budgies bossy, aggressive natures.
Budgies have been known to pluck out the feathers and bite off the toes of Bourkes parakeets.
“They are certainly not ‘beginner’s birds’ and will usually not thrive if they are not provided with a spacious aviary where a small flock can be kept in company of a few other small and harmless birds.
It is possible to keep a pair or a single bird in a cage, but they will be sluggish and unhealthy if they are not let out to fly and socialize with humans frequently. ” Wikipedia.
We have had a female bourke parakeet for a couple of years, and she lays an egg or two about once a month. Recently, my brother’s male budgie (the green kind that are about $15 at a pet store) moved into our house for the winter. Out of pure curiousity, can these two different breeds of parakeet mate and reproduce?
I am considering Bourkes and Lineolated parakeets. They seem to be similar species and about the same size. Does anyone know how well they would get along?
I am standing on a stool to video my bird from a birds eye view. I can watch them for hours. Enjoy the video.
Can they be aviary raised and still make good pets or do they have to be handraised by a human to make good pets?
I want to ask the same question for the folowing bird species:
Bourkes Parrot and similar species.
Finches(I am almost positive they don’t make good pets)