I’ve got a 3 year old Severe Macaw. He is loving and really loves attention, when he wants it anyway. I was considering getting him a companion bird to keep each other company. Does anyone here have any experience with combining different breeds of birds in the same cage. I’ve done it with finches and canaries but never with the bigger birds. I would like to get a cockatoo as a companion for my severe but I want to make sure that they are not going to hurt each other and that they will both really like the companionship before I try it. The cage I have is about 4 and a half ft high, 3 and a half ft wide and 3 ft deep all of it being birdie living space. I don’t have the room in my house for another cage, so both birds would have to go in the same cage. My Severe gets a TON of out of the cage time. Pretty much if we are home and awake then he is out of the cage. That would not change. Cockatoo would probably be an umbrella or a sulfer or something along those lines.
Ok, long story short, I want to get opinions on putting a severe macaw and a cockatoo in the same cage together in the cage that the dimensions are listed above. Any experience or opinions are appreciated.