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Old 10-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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Okay - I have another cage now and I'm going to separate my new babies, Tommy and Tuppence - so that I can tame them more easily.

My question is: Should I position the cages beside each other so they won't be too freaked out - or is it better to position them out of sight of each other using cage covers, etc to block the sides?

I'm dreading moving Tuppence - she will NOT be happy about being caught.

She's much more jumpy than Tommy - and is the main reason I want to separate them. I think her nervousness is holding him back.


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Why don't you leave Tuppence in the original cage. Then you won't have to handle her.
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Tommy seems pretty happy, so I thought if I move her, he will settle back down quickly while she takes her time getting used to the new cage.

So should I hide them from each other or not? What's the best practice?
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You can leave the cages side by side and it's fine for them to see one another.

When you are ready to the the training/bonding with each of them, you'll want to take one of the cages into a different room so the one you are working with is not distracted by the other.
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I separated them yesterday and they are NOT happy.



They're flapping back and forth at the corner of each cage where they can see each other and calling to each other.

I feel really sorry for them.



How long will it take for them to calm down? Will they calm down?
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They will settle down, I promise. They've never been separated before and it'll take some time before they realize that neither of them are going anywhere, they're just in separate cages for a bit. Take this time to reassure them both individually so they begin to feel safe

I'm sure they'll calm down a bit soon!
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Thank you Starling Wings!!! You are very kind!! It's been a rough weekend!!

It's funny because Tommy seemed like the braver of the two, but he was the most alarmed at being left behind. Tuppence, on the other hand seems to really enjoy her new solo digs and has relaxed considerably!!
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I know what you mean! I can never figure out which one of my birdies is braver!
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