Chinchilla and Parrot

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Hi so I am planning on getting a Green Cheeked Conure pretty soon and I wanted to know if there would be any concerns with housing my chin and the GCC together. When I mean together I mean their cages will be in the same room and my GCC will be able to explore freely throughout the room. I know with dogs you have to be pretty careful and train them to be gentle since they have preditoral instincts but GCC's are pretty docile herbivores and relativity small for a parrot. Not sure if there is anything I need to be concerned about
 

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It's going to want to climb your chin cage. You need to be sure it can't poop on the chin and that they cannot bite at each other. It's likely he/she is going to scare the chin because they're not used to each other, but they will adapt. I have a macaw. He screams like a freaking banshee when he is of a mind to, and my chins sleep through it. He's just a doorway away.

One big problem is going to be temperature. My bird needs to stay warm, my chins need to stay cool. How are you going to address that?
 

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It's going to want to climb your chin cage. You need to be sure it can't poop on the chin and that they cannot bite at each other. It's likely he/she is going to scare the chin because they're not used to each other, but they will adapt. I have a macaw. He screams like a freaking banshee when he is of a mind to, and my chins sleep through it. He's just a doorway away.

One big problem is going to be temperature. My bird needs to stay warm, my chins need to stay cool. How are you going to address that?
Conures Ideal temp is between 65-72 degrees. Chin ideal temp is between 60-70 degrees. I am going to by a thermometer for my room and constant be regulating the temps. There is a perfect middle so the room will probably be between 65-70 degrees.
 

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I would never have my chins at 70 degrees. At 70 degrees, I am in complete panic mode. In the winter, my chin room is 55 tops. In the summer, it hits 60 and I am putting in another AC. I'm not sure who decided 70 is safe for chins to live in. Try putting on a full-length fur coat and walking (or running) around in 70 weather. I'm pretty sure it's not going to be comfortable.
 

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I would never have my chins at 70 degrees. At 70 degrees, I am in complete panic mode. In the winter, my chin room is 55 tops. In the summer, it hits 60 and I am putting in another AC. I'm not sure who decided 70 is safe for chins to live in. Try putting on a full-length fur coat and walking (or running) around in 70 weather. I'm pretty sure it's not going to be comfortable.
Hmmm all the research Ive done says never over 80 and she has been living in 70 degree weather for over a year now with me and has never had any issues. Before she was living in some guys garage and it was getting 100 degrees everyday and somehow she made it. The house temp during winter is about 65 degrees and in the summer its around 70 degrees. Again all research Ive done says never over 80 but 70 is fine. Iv'e never had an issue with the temp and I know all the signs of over heating and she never shows any of them
 
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