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"I have a parakeet (I believe female) who hasn't had a cage mate for several years. My husband taught out of state and originally had 2 parakeets as his apartment mates (probably since about 2004), but one died a couple years later and the remaining bird, Sarah, has been alone since then. I have her at home now, she has always been very nervous when people get close to her, and I believe she has seizures now and then. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I put a mirror in her cage, and she absolutely loves it, sits close and stares into it all day, chirping. I'm sure she thinks its a friend. However, I feel badly because sometimes she gets very excited, chirping and poking at the mirror, like she's trying to get into the mirror to get to her 'friend.' This seems so frustrating I hate to watch her go through it. She finally just gives up and sits quietly away from the mirror for awhile. Anyway, at her age and history of begin alone, would it be a mistake to get her a cage mate for real, or should I just let things be? It's hard to know how she'll react to anything. I don't want to send her into a frenzy. Any suggestions would be appreciated!"
"Linda "

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