I'm thinking of getting another parakeet ot keep my Soda company. Some people tell me to keep the bird in another room for one or two weeks to make sure it is healthy. Then they tell me that they should meet on neutral grounds. What should I do if they don't get along, because my parents will get annoyed if I have two parakeets in separate cages after telling them it would be okay. (I know I shouldn't have said that to them but that was the only way to get them to agree.) Also, does it matter what gender I get? I don't want to end up with any eggs or baby parakeets, so should I only get a male, or will a female be okay?