Should I Get My Cockatiel A Companion?
I have an 11-month old cockatiel called Marley who I got on Gumtree from assumed neglectful/ignorant owners. When I arrived the cage was outside which makes me worry they were outside all the time with other birds such as butcher birds as they are common in our area of Australia. Very nervous bird but after 6 months has come to be affectionate and more calm. I’m considering getting them a companion after they molt and I can hopefully find out their gender. Should I get a companion since I think it might help with the anxiety? And if I am should I get an older bird that could be a calming presence or another young cockatiel? I’m worried instead of soothing him/her that another bird could just stress them out or that bad experiences with other birds could have made him/her scared of other birds entirely.