I need advice. I think he's lonely.
I purchased my cockatiel jordy about 7 years ago. I tamed him myself and taught him things to say. I would have been 11 years old so I had the time to play with him morning, afternoon and night. Over the years that playtime has slowly diminished to only a few hours every couple of nights. We have just moved into our new house which means no birds allowed. We put his cage outside during the day and in the laundry at night but it really saddens me to think he's lonely in his cage. I considered buying him a nice big outdoor cage and buying him a male friend for company. Its so big I can sit inside it and play with them but its coming on winter and being outside, he would probably see me less than he does now. Then I considered giving him to a new family, but he's not great with new people. At least he would get more attention but I'm afraid he'd stress. I just think its cruel to only get him out an hour a day in my laundry. I need your advice, I'm emotionally confused cause I love him to bits but time n space is the problem now.