( ' > < ' ) /) ) ( (\ //"" ""\\ My problem is that i baught a bird about two weeks ago, baught everything they needed, food, toys, millet, cage, 8 in 1 flea killers, flea killer spray, vitamins EVERYTHING...Two days after that I brought it a friend, they were from the same petstore so they shared the same cage there, so they got along great. The second I put it in the cage both of them started chirping and chattering, i would usually let them out and they'd fly across the room one following the other and chirping as if playing marco polo. They'd groom eachother and feed one another and even sleep side by side by eachother. Well, last night I went outside (So they'd be in the sun more than being inside all day and just in case they had fleas) to change their tray and clean the bottom, taking out the trash rearranging their toys. When I went in I decided to pet the one I baught first because S/He'd gotten used to me a little bit, plus I started petting his neck area because he wouldnt move away like he/she used to. Well the other one jumped away so the one i was petting got scared and went through the cage door and flew away into the darkness. I was wondering if it would be okay or normal to introduce another parakeet perferrabely one that is opposite sex of the one that's in the cage. I dont care about them breeding, Id want them to breed so I can hand raise the little ones, im ready for it i guess. Im going to get them a nest box not just for breeding but for privacy or if one of them wants to get away after a fight lol. Anyway, the store just got some rares all white with spots of gray and thats what I wanted to get but the opposite sex of the one i already have. Since the rares are new they never got in contact with the one i have now, it'll be fun to see how they turn out. P.S lesson learned from a dummie, CLIP YOUR BIRDS WINGS, you'll save money and it will make things easier if you want to take your bird.