Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Parrot Information

General Parrot Information Post here for general parrot related topics

>
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #81 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 07:53 PM
RavensGryf's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Red Bellied Parrot / Ruppell's Parrot / Bronze Winged Pionus / English Budgies/ Bourke's/ Princess of Wales
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California
Thanks: 32,665
Thanked 24,119 Times in 9,679 Posts
RavensGryf is on a distinguished road
Re: anyone own a hawk head

Quote: Originally Posted by Juliette View Post
i know i also heard better about females then males
and i was going for female anyway , doesnt matter what parrot species , just the eclectus i wouldnt know if id go for male or female , i love the females plumage , but heard better about the males attitude
but i think its not going to be an ekkie anyways :/
I had a female Ekkie with an extremely stable temperament. She was past puberty too, and while she would occasionally bite, it was never her full strength. In fact I'd never seen a bird less prone to biting (of ANY species) than this bird.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RavensGryf For This Useful Post:
Juliette (06-17-2014), Terry57  (06-17-2014)
  #82 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Pinkbirdy's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
macaw,LS2,congo grey,2Blk Hd caiques,Hawkhead,yellowstrk lory,Blue frnt amazon,sun conure ,Yellow sided greencheek ,Goffin ,Rosebreasted Cockatoo,Greenwing Macaw,Blue and Gold Macaw,Nanday conure,Ecle
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Clifton Springs Newyork
Thanks: 3,022
Thanked 2,029 Times in 1,144 Posts
Pinkbirdy is on a distinguished road
Re: anyone own a hawk head

Charlotte as I said has a loud call. She doesn't scream for attention. But all birds can be loud. Her crest only goes up if shes scared or fighting her toys .
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Pinkbirdy For This Useful Post:
Terry57  (06-17-2014)
  #83 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Terry57's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Hawkhead(Darwin),YCA(Dexter),VE (Ekko),OWA(Slater),BHP(Talli),DYH(Calypso),RLA(Kimera),Alex(Xander)CBC(Phoe),IRN (Kodee,Luna,Stevie),WCP (Pisces),CAG(Justice)GCC (Jax), GSC2(Charley)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spruce Grove,Alberta, Canada
Thanks: 72,768
Thanked 66,156 Times in 21,961 Posts
Terry57 is on a distinguished road
Re: anyone own a hawk head

I also have a Hawk Head, and she is 22, and we just got her last Oct. She is a wonderful girl, but she is not cuddly. She was never hand fed, and was always used as a breeder before she came to us, though, so she is a completely different bird than PinkBirdy's beautiful Charlotte. However, she is still a sweetheart and loves scritches. She has come a long way since we first got her. As was mentioned, she can be loud, but it is a screeching, almost whistling sound that sounds somewhat like a boiling teakettle. She is easy to quiet down however, we just talk to her in a normal tone of voice and she will start talking back. She also has a growl that sounds rather prehistoric, but it is not too loud. Darwin puts her crest up quite a bit, mostly when she is excited or scared.

I can't imagine life without her!
Here is a link to a video of her talking
darvideo001_zps60a622d9.mp4 Video by terryregwed | Photobucket

And here is a link with some pictures of her:

Breakthrough with Darwin!
__________________


In rescuing birds, I lost my mind but found my soul.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Terry57 For This Useful Post:
GW.Joe (06-17-2014)
  #84 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Pinkbirdy's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
macaw,LS2,congo grey,2Blk Hd caiques,Hawkhead,yellowstrk lory,Blue frnt amazon,sun conure ,Yellow sided greencheek ,Goffin ,Rosebreasted Cockatoo,Greenwing Macaw,Blue and Gold Macaw,Nanday conure,Ecle
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Clifton Springs Newyork
Thanks: 3,022
Thanked 2,029 Times in 1,144 Posts
Pinkbirdy is on a distinguished road
Re: anyone own a hawk head

Darwins voice sounds a little like Charlottes
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Pinkbirdy For This Useful Post:
Terry57  (06-17-2014)
  #85 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Terry57's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Hawkhead(Darwin),YCA(Dexter),VE (Ekko),OWA(Slater),BHP(Talli),DYH(Calypso),RLA(Kimera),Alex(Xander)CBC(Phoe),IRN (Kodee,Luna,Stevie),WCP (Pisces),CAG(Justice)GCC (Jax), GSC2(Charley)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spruce Grove,Alberta, Canada
Thanks: 72,768
Thanked 66,156 Times in 21,961 Posts
Terry57 is on a distinguished road
Re: anyone own a hawk head

I would love to hear Charlotte! She is so gorgeous, and it is obvious from your pics how incredibly sweet she is
__________________


In rescuing birds, I lost my mind but found my soul.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Terry57 For This Useful Post:
Pinkbirdy (06-17-2014)
  #86 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Dinosrawr's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Avery, a GCC born on March 5th, 2013 & Shiko, a blue IRN born on February 25th, 2014
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Thanks: 2,679
Thanked 1,983 Times in 986 Posts
Dinosrawr is on a distinguished road
Re: which parrot species is best for me ?

Honestly, I'd never base a bird off YouTube videos. For example, Indian Ringneck videos all show cuddly birds who appear to love talking and are lovely, but in reality they are known to be very hands off and not all of them talk. The best way to know is to meet the bird and go from there.

My IRN Shiko was known to be cuddly with his breeder, was very hands-on, and could even be handled by strangers in her home. But, since arriving, he has not one allowed us to "love" him the way the breeder has with cuddles and scritches. We do, however, have a bond that has been created through training despite our short time together. Essentially what I'm trying to say is that you can research as much as you like, but you'll never know the bird until you meet it. There are many generalizations that hold true, but each is an individual.


If you want a bird that cuddles, you'll have to meet a bird that likes cuddling with YOU. My ringneck is a prime example of how a bird can be touched by one person and not another (not that he can't be, but he is bluffing and clearly doesn't trust us to touch him the same way). Every bird is a gamble of sorts, but it all comes down to the individual and how they are raised, like Birdman said. Whichever bird you choose, I suggest meeting it first, other wise you may be disappointed if you have high hopes for a cuddler and end up with a bird that is hands-off.
__________________
- Chantal

Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Dinosrawr For This Useful Post:
Frumpydumple (06-18-2014), Juliette (06-18-2014), RavensGryf Supporting Member (06-17-2014), Selestine (06-17-2014), Terry57  (06-17-2014), witchbaby (06-17-2014)
  #87 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 10:55 PM
RavensGryf's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Red Bellied Parrot / Ruppell's Parrot / Bronze Winged Pionus / English Budgies/ Bourke's/ Princess of Wales
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California
Thanks: 32,665
Thanked 24,119 Times in 9,679 Posts
RavensGryf is on a distinguished road
Re: which parrot species is best for me ?

Well said Chantal. I've (mostly) bought birds sight unseen, through reputable sources. You're right, you never know what individual personality you'll get until you meet in person.
Just like Shiko, I think Raven liked his breeder more than Don and I. Although he likes Don better than me! I picked him out through a picture.

Also Juliette, even though I've had a Bronze Winged Pionus (previously before Raven) she was SO extremely different in personality than Raven, even though same exact species. Male and female does make a difference in Pionus much of the time, but I guess the point I'm trying to make is, no matter how much you study up and research on a species, you'll never have the "full picture " until a bird is actually with you.
Reply With Quote
  #88 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2014, 12:00 AM
Kiwibird's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 8,746
Thanked 17,342 Times in 6,641 Posts
Kiwibird will become famous soon enough
Re: which parrot species is best for me ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Juliette View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Birdman666 View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by juliette View Post

i live in brazil and the hh arent that expensive here , i already found a good breeder , that is legal
but im still not sure of which species , the conures just arent really for me , in the beginning i really wanted a jenday , but decided against it because of the noise level , and the other conures arent really the bird for me , i ont know how to explain it , if you look up on youtube the hawk headed parrots , seem to be cuddly , i am considering a caique as well ...
So im basically torn haha
blue fronted amazons probably arent that cuddly right ? Hahaah
the most bonded and cuddliest bird i ever owned was a blue fronted amazon. Depends on how they are raised and socialized.

ok , so now im even more torn hahah , are they loud ?
Amazons CAN be loud decibel-wise. I grew up around 2 and have one of my own. However, they tend to have a lower-pitched voice instead of the shrilly screeches of some other species (like conures). I'd prefer to hear my zon holler than a conure any day. My BFA actually makes hardly any noise at all. We have reinforced only noises we find pleasing, and over the years, those have become pretty much the only noises he uses. Though he does let loose every so often, and you can hear him 2 blocks away if you know his call He is not a cuddly bird, though he is friendly and always want to be near you, just not petted on.

My mom's green cheek amazon is VERY quiet. He only makes a fuss when someone mentions a walnut, and even then, he's no where near as loud as my zon. He's bonded solely to the female DYH and is "no ones" bird (has no preference for any person). That said, he is so sweet and gentle, anyone can pick him up round the body and kiss/cuddle him even though he isn't thrilled when you do it.

My moms other zon, a double yellow head, makes noise almost constantly, but her noises are pleasant and NOT loud. Just conversation-volume chattering. She will allow me and my mom to touch and kiss on her. Other females, she will not typically behave aggressively towards. She hates my dad (and men in general) with a passion, and will go out of her way to attack them if given the opportunity.

So if you can't tell, I am quite partial to amazons personally. However, they aren't by any means "low volume" birds, nor are they known to be cuddly (though individuals can be). They are great birds for the *right* kind of person and absolutely hilarious and quite sound behaviorally so long as they're included in your day-to-day activities and get toys. They just aren't as 'sensitive' as other birds, and far more independent as a rule, which is actually a pretty good trait IMO.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #89 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Member
Join Date: May 2014
Thanks: 30
Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
Juliette is on a distinguished road
Re: fell inlove with a hahns macaw

Quote: Originally Posted by Birdman666 View Post
I never really thought of Hahns as screamers before...

Mini-macs often have bigger attitudes than big macs. Hahn's can be clownish, they can be fiercely territorial. They are pair bond birds, so they do have a tendency to over bond, so socialization is the key...

Some of the mini-macs tend to get spooked by little kids, and act nippy around them.

They make pretty good trick birds. On par with conures that way.
are they cuddly ?
Reply With Quote
  #90 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2014, 12:59 PM
goalerjones's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Hahn's macaw, RIP George, Jenday Conure
Join Date: Oct 2011
Thanks: 257
Thanked 835 Times in 528 Posts
goalerjones is on a distinguished road
Re: fell inlove with a hahns macaw

Very cuddly. Mine begins going to bed by sleeping under my shirt.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Parrot Information

Tags
amazon, breed, caique, conure, doubt, eclectus, green cheek, hahns, hahns macaw, lorikeet, lory, parrot, species

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
The search for CBH CrypticDelirium Questions and Answers 3 08-22-2016 11:38 PM
Romeo & Juliette are expecting ! Boysmom Conures 13 12-30-2012 09:31 PM
New here.. In search of advice about my Sun. fletcher Conures 7 04-25-2012 12:58 AM



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