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I've had my male cockatiel (Revenant) for about a year now, we're very close and he's been my little shoulder buddy since the day I brought him home. I am a student and work a part time job, and just don't have the time to keep Revenant engaged anymore, so, I found a breeder in my area and adopted another bird. I've spent about a month now working really hard to get the new baby (Vagabond) adjusted and comfortable, and then I tried to introduce them, it went pretty badly honestly. I've always known Revenant was a little jealous (he hates my boyfriend and screams at people who interact with me) but he always got so excited when he heard other tiels in videos and the likes, so it caught me off guard that he didn't seem to like Vagabond, at all.
I've been doing everything I can think of, but Revenant just hates Vagabond, I don't know what to do and I'm considering Rehoming Vagabond because Revenant just isn't coming around and I don't want them both to be miserable. Ive gotten pretty attatched though and would hate to jump to extremes so quickly, Is there anything else I can do?? Any advice would be so helpful.

Tldr; My Tiel isnt getting along with my new Tiel and Im worried I've exhausted all my options
 

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Do you have a different room or other space where you could keep Vagabond? Maybe keeping them out of each other's space would be good. Also maybe introduce them only in a place that neither really goes so it isn't seen as one of their territories.
 

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Hello. I hope you have not made any firm decisions as of yet. I am a cockatiel owner. I had my 1st baby Patches for 24 1/2 years and now have Gabriel who is just 2 and I've had him since January 2021 in terms of getting him home. I was having some challenges when I brought Gabriel home and thought I might need to bring him back. A friend told me about a free lecture through Phoenix Landing which is in North Carolina. Obviously it was on Zoom. Behaviorist Debbie Foster was the speaker and again this lecture was free. I learned so much from that lecture. I also then scheduled a session with Debbie Foster. Her cost is amazingly low and fair. Less than getting a massage. If you are interested in pursuing I know she could help you and your birdies remain as one family.
 
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