???Hi, I have just joined up, was just wondering, we bought two babie loris last friday and my tame bird harry hates them with a passion. We had to separate them in there own cages and Harry wont let me go near them. I was hoping to have them all out together so that they will get on, but this is not happening. Any suggestions
First you need to quarantine any new arrivals, for at least 30 days. That means, if possible, a totally different room, different food containers etc. Wash hands etc between birds. As you probably know, birds can be quite ill without showing symptoms for some time, and it is best not to take chances. As I bought a lori with beak and feather disease, I can't emphasize this enough.
During that time, they can get to know you and the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of their new home. Then I would place the cages in the same room, allow them to talk to each other. Then provide supervised playing time together.
Your original bird sees the cage as 'theirs' If it's not possible to get a new cage, then rearrange perches toys etc, so it appears new
When I introduced Studley to Skittles it took foreeeeeeever for her to accept him. They seem to find it difficult to accept a new member of the flock, especially if handreared like Skits was. Studley was parent raised and seemed very eager to be friends, but Skits is tooo imprinted to humans. So patience will win the day, don't rush it
You must not forget that with any animal that you bring onto another animals territory that has lived their before the new one, they will defend their terrritory no matter what animal it is. Its all just instinct and a thing they have not forgotten from their wild ancestors. I hope they get along with each other soon