Ask Lafeber


January 23, 2021

Keeping two different kind of birds in a aviary

Can I keep lovebirds and budgies together in a aviary


Hi Mark,

This is a big NO. Lovebirds are a fairly aggressive species with a much more powerful beak than a budgie. Even in a large aviary, the lovebirds would be very likely to attack and kill the budgies. These birds come from different continents in the wild and were never intended to co-exist. In general, it isn’t a good idea to mix different parrot species, and definitely not when there is a size difference. Dr. Stephanie Lamb recently covered the dangers of mixing species in her Safety First webinar:

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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