Ask Lafeber


April 5, 2021

Mating partners

Can two male parakeets mate one female


Hi Linda,

You should always have an even number of birds when caged together, whether you plan to breed them or not. If you want to breed your birds, you can only have one pair of birds per cage. Two male parakeets with one female is not a good idea at all. The female will end up bonding with one of the males, leaving the other male out. This can result in the solo male being picked on or attacked by the pair. If they are set up for breeding with a nest box, the female will get extremely territorial and is likely to attack and kill any extra birds in the cage.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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