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Like sisters bickering!

I have two lovely parakeets, Spirit & Sparkle, both females. They share one rather large cage so they have plenty of room and multiple levels & perches. My problem-they bicker & fight alot. Not hurting each other but its more like a power struggle. Of course I want them to be happy so I've tried a couple of times to give them their own cages. But when I do that they act like they are so unhappy without the other one and are so happy when I re-unite them. Is this just because they are both female? Can two females live in harmony in the bird world or should I give them their individual freedom?
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187666 tn?1331173345
It may be their way of establishing/reinforcing the so called pecking order. One will be dominant and in charge. The other needs to be reminded.  :-)  If they're not causing injury to each other, I'd say let them be together and sort out their own squabbles.
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Your right, good advice like usual. How is yours doing? My girls are still timid but I get them out of the cage at least once a week, they don't want to leave the cage for some reason.
187666 tn?1331173345
You wouldn't believe what I have right now. No birds at home but I am raising 2 baby skunks. One was brought home by someone's dog. She was trying to feed the baby (only a couple days old) and let her dog do the potty part, licking the skunk. Not a good idea. We talked her into bringing the baby in.

Since it was so young I was asked to do home care for it. A single mammal baby is bad news. But be careful what you wish for. A week  later an orphaned baby skunk about the same age was found by its dead mom. Now I have a couple of stinky fuzz balls.

Yes, they can spray but won't if they're not upset or startled. So I'm being very careful. :-)
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