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Old 03-12-2019, 08:50 PM
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People really think cockatieks are loud? And just like FlyBirdiesFly said Crippi(my brother's cockatiel) and Cookie chirp every now and then, practice their words (Crippi-hello, whatcha doing? And whistles Cookie-watcha doing? (Maybe he says it maybe he doesn't) and contact calls.

And cockatiels being underrated is not something I have heard of. Actually I think most Maldivians don't take them as "small dumb birds kept in cages" . At least the people I know don't. I don't really personaly know anyone who keeps a cockatiel though.


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Old 03-13-2019, 05:34 AM
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Re: Deciding on a Species

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
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Yup, cockatiels and budgies are "kiddies birds" overhere, so a lot of schoolchildren (7-14) are given one as a "less demanding than a dog or cat and not as stinky as a rabbit or hamster"-animal
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That is what makes them near Perfect; doesn't it? In addition to the points you have mentioned, an often overlooked factor is that they have much much lower ecological (carbon and other factors) footprint than Cats or Dogs.

It is a pity they are under-rated and not given the due respect.

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:43 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
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Unfortunately they are not seen as real parrots (parakeets are not considered parrots by most people) and also not treated as such, they are in the catagory "small dumb birds kept in cages" like zebra finches and canaries.
(they cost about the same too)

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Well that is a great tragedy of modern times. Perhaps this proverb needs to become popular

Never Judge a Pet bird by its market value.

Budgies have everything you can ask for, perhaps even more than Cockatiels. They come in a wide array of colours (unlike Zebra finches), have a very intricate and beautiful plumage with a nice necklace (unlike IRNS and Peach faced lovebirds) are highly intelligent (unlike Canaries) not loud (unlike cockatoos) and are less prone to Stress and stress related disorders like feather plucking (unlike African Greys, Amazons) and some can be excellent talkers (unlike their fellow Aussie-the cockatiel).

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:18 PM
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I donít think that Christa says that cockatiels are loud, but they are noisy, they are so noisy that itís annoying cause they are chirping the whole time. A macaw or an amazon or an African grey, are a lot louder, but they are most of the time quiet.


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Old 03-14-2019, 06:53 PM
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Re: Deciding on a Species

Quote: Originally Posted by jousze View Post
I donít think that Christa says that cockatiels are loud, but they are noisy, they are so noisy that itís annoying cause they are chirping the whole time. A macaw or an amazon or an African grey, are a lot louder, but they are most of the time quiet.


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I think thatís what the rest of us are saying; our tiels donít make noise very often.

Actually my grey is my quietest bird in both volume and chattiness


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Thank you guys for all the feedback. Still open to other suggestions.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:55 AM
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A Meyerís or a Senegal parrot would be nice too if you want something ďmore parrotĒ and not a parakeet. (I personally put cockatiels Burgos love birds and all this stuff into parakeets(I know itís wrong but well, itís easier for me)).


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I have never interacted with a Meyers or Senegal Parrot before or know anything about them. What are they like?
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:12 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnimalAnimeLover View Post
I have never interacted with a Meyers or Senegal Parrot before or know anything about them. What are they like?


I havenít so much either but they are apparently ďeasyĒ.
Thereís a website called my birds or something like that where you can do like a test and know what species fits you better, you can also see all the information about the species.
Myrightbird.com this is it


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Re: Deciding on a Species

cute and stubborn
the ones I met were adorable, but there are plenty of stories that did not have an happy ending (never sure if it is the birds fault or the owners, though I have my suspicions...)
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