Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 07:32 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Thanks: 678
Thanked 975 Times in 835 Posts
roxynoodle is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

They are cuddly. But, they are so tiny it's kind of easier to take one finger and pet them with it like you would pet a cat.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 07:41 AM
Mayden's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Merlin & Charlie (Senegals)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UK.
Thanks: 655
Thanked 1,297 Times in 850 Posts
Mayden is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

Quote: Originally Posted by ann View Post
My dads been there before . Are budgies cuddly, will they accept head scritches?
One finger headscritches, yeah Because they're small you can't exactly ruffle them up like bigger birds. But yes cuddly!

Will see if I can dig out some pictures of Wonsy, she was super cuddly. She used to hide under my hair by my neck to cuddle, or go into my pockets and sleep. She'd also try and shove herself between the gap of my hand and the mouse whilst I was on the computer, or chase my fingers across the keyboard.

She was wonderful, will dig them out and post them later
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 07:46 AM
Mayden's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Merlin & Charlie (Senegals)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UK.
Thanks: 655
Thanked 1,297 Times in 850 Posts
Mayden is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

Oop, had them on my facebook, picture bomb incoming.


First day with Wonsy.


Bruce and Wonsy on Andrews shoulder.


Techno, my very first, snuggling.


Arthur, giving kisses!


Wonsy used to come and sit with us in bed in the morning, very much like "HEY PLAYTIME!"


More morning wake ups, I always think she looks like a big chicken here.


Chillin' out whereever he could


"Share your beer daddy!"
I'm sure I've got more of her and the others being cuddly, but there you go, some cuddle pics. They're very affectionate.

Last edited by Mayden; 04-04-2012 at 07:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 08:46 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Thanks: 678
Thanked 975 Times in 835 Posts
roxynoodle is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

Lovely pics, Mayden! You also like the same beer as me Although I can't have it anymore due to my pancreas.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 09:48 AM
Doris48's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Twitter, 3yo greencheek conure..Paco 15yo Orangewing Amazon.
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kansas
Thanks: 51
Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
Doris48 is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

Watch this video, its my all time favorite for Budgie cuteness

__________________
Twitter, 3yo greencheek conure.
Paco, 15+ yo Orange wing Amazon
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Doris48 For This Useful Post:
aliray (04-04-2012)
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 09:53 AM
Mayden's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Merlin & Charlie (Senegals)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UK.
Thanks: 655
Thanked 1,297 Times in 850 Posts
Mayden is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

Quote: Originally Posted by roxynoodle View Post
Lovely pics, Mayden! You also like the same beer as me Although I can't have it anymore due to my pancreas.
It's Andys beer, I don't (read:can't) drink alcohol without getting super sick with my me/cfs. So I just don't bother.

I think Beck's smells like weed tho. bleurgh
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Nakiska's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
4 Cockatiels 2 males Chicken Little & Charlie, 2 Females Chiquita and Sweet pea. Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure -Franklin and our now tame, rescued feral Pigeon - Belle.
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Washington
Thanks: 382
Thanked 557 Times in 263 Posts
Nakiska is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

It sounds like you may have our mind made up already, but I was going to advise...Male Budgie.

Budgies are incredibly smart, super entertaining, acrobatic, and cuddly little characters. Most males will learn to talk some or alot as well, (a budgie holds the world record for most words spoken) Talking is a huge bonus for me. (I have 2 cockatiels and a conure who all say some words and Chicken Little is really developing a good vocabulary, it's totally exciting when you hear your bird talk to you and when they learn new words, the excitement of it never get's old, at least...not for me.)

Even if they don't learn to talk, Budgies have a nice chirp/song that isn't overly loud and annoying. Budgies are also known to be eager "trick" learners.

I think, ultimately your decision should be based on what type of relationship you want with your bird.

I've not had personal experience with finches, but I gather that they can "take or leave" the human interaction part.

A budgie will crave your interaction, learn to mimic both voice and dance, (especially males) happy to learn tricks, like to show off and overall are a LOT of fun!

My vote is DEFINITELY a budgie.

Good Luck and can't wait to see what you choose!

Toni
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 12:24 PM
ann's Avatar
ann ann is offline
Senior Member
Parrots:
1 nanday conure Black Jack, 1 Brotogeris parakeet Whiff, 1 ring neck dove Eliza, and 6 society finches (3 are tame). RIP my parent pairs of societies and my little gouldian finches
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Thanks: 951
Thanked 409 Times in 297 Posts
ann is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

AAAAHHHH! thank you so much for all the posts, and mayden, the pics are ADORABLE which makes this even harder to say! i visited the pet store and he recommended a GCC, my moms on board with it. im in such a predicament now! Doris, that video is awesome, the budgie seems perfect straight out of the box, and my local petstore has two giant English ones (which i wanted) but they also have the GCC. the conure has so much potential to be everything i want in a bird, but i have heard they can be really nippy, AHHHH what do i do!!!
__________________
TAKE YOUR PETS FOR REGULAR CHECK-UPS!
my cat died at 3 years old due to invasive kideny cancer. he was highly anemic and his kidneys and blood work were off the charts, the vet said it was the worst he's ever seen. we had to put him down that day. up untill then, he showed no sings of illness that we could recognize, however he was a ticking time bomb and only the vet could see it. we thought he was just muscular, but it was just his bulging kideneys. animals hide illness! he only showed signs the day before he died, before this, he seemed completely normal, healthy, and his usual self. his name was maxie and he was my best friend, because we thought he was healthy we didnt take him for check-ups but had we cought it earlier he might have had a chance. we learned from this, we should have paid attention, take ALL your pets for check-ups so they can be helped early on before its too late.
R.I.P maxie (2007-2010)
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 12:40 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Thanks: 678
Thanked 975 Times in 835 Posts
roxynoodle is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

What it will come down to is this:

1. do you want to also deal with the nippiness and bossiness of the conure?

2. will the hormonal behavior bother you? Budgies have hormones, too, but it doesn't seem to be nearly as bad.

3. if the conure is like Rowdy expect it to shoot poop out between the bars, lol! You will need to scrub the bars down everyday and put something under and around the cage to protect your furniture and other stuff. I suppose they don't all do this, but my Blue Crown did it, too. In fact I think she started it and Rowdy said, huh, that looks like fun.

I found Rowdy to be considerably more challenging than any of my budgies. Although I admit my Blue Crown was just 100% sweet all the time. In fact you might want to consider a Blue Crown. They are just a lot different from the other conures. They aren't as pretty, but they talk well and, they are just sweeter.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 04-04-2012, 12:55 PM
ann's Avatar
ann ann is offline
Senior Member
Parrots:
1 nanday conure Black Jack, 1 Brotogeris parakeet Whiff, 1 ring neck dove Eliza, and 6 society finches (3 are tame). RIP my parent pairs of societies and my little gouldian finches
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Thanks: 951
Thanked 409 Times in 297 Posts
ann is on a distinguished road
Re: decisions decisions!

i would love a blue crown but whille noise doesnt bother me (as wierd as it is i actually enjoy full blown macaw screams, im just weird like that lol) but my parents wouldnt like the noise level of a BCC, but i would LOVE one, they're one of the birds on my list for when i grow up . as far as bossyness goes, im willing to take my chances, and spend time working with him/her every day, and for the poo, my finches have plexiglass panels on the side of the cage hung from the bars, so i could do the same thing for him. if im willing to put up with this, do you think its worth it?
__________________
TAKE YOUR PETS FOR REGULAR CHECK-UPS!
my cat died at 3 years old due to invasive kideny cancer. he was highly anemic and his kidneys and blood work were off the charts, the vet said it was the worst he's ever seen. we had to put him down that day. up untill then, he showed no sings of illness that we could recognize, however he was a ticking time bomb and only the vet could see it. we thought he was just muscular, but it was just his bulging kideneys. animals hide illness! he only showed signs the day before he died, before this, he seemed completely normal, healthy, and his usual self. his name was maxie and he was my best friend, because we thought he was healthy we didnt take him for check-ups but had we cought it earlier he might have had a chance. we learned from this, we should have paid attention, take ALL your pets for check-ups so they can be helped early on before its too late.
R.I.P maxie (2007-2010)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Budgies/Parakeets


Search tags for this page

are budgies cuddly

,
are budgies cuddly birds
,
are budgies cuddly?
,
are budgies sweet and cuddly
,
are english budgies cuddly
,
budgie cuddly before dieing
,
budgies cuddly
,
can a budgie be cuddly
,

try+d+struttin cover

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decisions Decisions sssaucey Macaws 16 03-13-2012 02:52 PM
Decisions, Decisions Spiritbird Congo & Timneh Greys 7 09-15-2010 12:53 PM
Decisions Redballoon Cockatoos 6 08-07-2008 08:32 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.