Early december we added a boy, Tundra, who's 4 or 5 months old now and our newest girl, Nevi, 2 weeks ago (she's 3 months old maybe). We have also our 2 year old boy Tiki.
Tiki is very bonded to us. He speaks, comes when called. A lovely little guy.
He and Tundra every day come out to play around the downstairs and eat everyday together. They get along great.
So a few questions concerning Tundra, Tiki and Nevi's arrangement.
1) Should I put Tiki and Tundra together? If we still take Tundra out separately for training, will he warm up and become a people bird still with diligence? He currently is. He steps up, loves his head scratches, and is starting to come when called. He's very sweet. If we want him to bond to us tightly as well as Tiki, should we hold off adding him with Tiki for a bit longer? Or just add them and see how it goes?
2) Can two boys bond so tightly that they would not want to mate with female later? I read about this once but would think it isn't common.
3) As for Nevi, I plan to house her separately as our male Tiki is very, shall we say, wanting to breed with anything with or without a pulse. I fear if he was housed with Nevi there would be some fertile eggs WAY before she was ready.
But, I'd like her to be able to play with the boys (supervised of course ;-) ). But there are two boys which I know could create competition. Should I only let her come out with one at a time? I don't want Tiki to fight over her. So advice on this time out of the cage dyamic lol.