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New friend for Eddie

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I just found this forum and I am hoping experienced cockatiel people can help. I had two wonderful cockatiels until this morning. My little girl died in my arms and left behind her buddy Eddie. She was 7 years old and he is 6. They had been together for 4 years and now we are worried that he will be lonely. He used to live with a friend and was very lonely until he met Skuttle. She died of a respitory illness and he is showing no signs of the same. We would like to get a new companion for him soon and would like advice. He and Skuttle used to be in separate cages, but became insepartable so they shared. I have no problems with them living together or separate, but I would like him to have a new friend. Is it better to get a male or female for him, or does it matter. Should I wait a long time or get one soon? Should I get him a new friend at all? I don't know if he will accept a new friend. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Welcome to the form :) Sorry to hear about Skuttle :( I would take Eddie to an avian vet to get him checked out, as birds are really good at hiding their illnesses. After that if you want a companion for Eddie you can get him one :) Just remember to quarantine. As to the sex of the new compainion a female may be nice, or if you don't want to worry about them trying to breed and having eggs (or you may not get this problem, just look at Ollie and Georgie :p) you could get another male. Hope this helps :)
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