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Hi guys,

I have a beautiful female cockatiel called Yuzu. She is about a year old, confirmed female by a DNA test, and has bonded well to myself and my partner. She’s the love of my life.

A friend of mine has a young kakariki called Ralph. He’s suspected to be male, and was doing fine until my friend got a housemate. They think he hit adolescence and got jealous of the housemate, as he started getting aggressive. They are really struggling to tame him, he’s not getting enough out of cage time. None of the three of them are happy, and they’re looking for new home.

I’m thinking about taking him. I’m interested in any resources for kakariki care, but particularly I’m wondering if anyone else has experience of these species together. Are they compatible? What are the risks? Has anyone else introduced another species to a lone tiel? I only want to do this if it’s okay for Yuzu. Would she get the same socialisation benefits from a bird that’s not a tiel? Could they live in the same cage after the quarantine?
 

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Hi. I see this post was from a month ago, so you might have already made a decision.

There's no guarantee that two birds of the same species will get along, let alone birds of two different species. That said, one of my cockatiels has a budgie as a BFF. Historically, he usually has considered budgies somewhere between an irritant and something to be ignored, so you just never know.

I don't know anything about kakariki, so I just looked them up and here is part of what I found (on The Parrot Place):
The Kakariki are probably the most active of all parrots, seldom staying still, never moving slowly and often seen running up and down the wire of the aviary without using their beaks. The Kakariki is a delight in anyones collection as they are always friendly and confiding towards humans and with their mobility, are always the centre of attention for visitors.
That would drive the average cockatiel insane, so I have trouble ever seeing them living happily together.
 
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