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Old 04-20-2017, 03:35 PM
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The answer to the question of which is calmer and more willing to be touched is simple; the one of either species who is abundance weaned, fully fledged, and heavily socialized as a baby.


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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

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The answer to the question of which is calmer and more willing to be touched is simple; the one of either species who is abundance weaned, fully fledged, and heavily socialized as a baby.


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Thank you silver.
Well, and after understanding your view which one would you suggest will make a greater parrot between the two?
And what other type of parrot would you recommend if not either of them? (Considering a parrot with a fair ability to talk)...
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:17 PM
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

Since I I don't know anything about you, your lifestyle, your family, your finances, your schedule, or what traits are important to you other than apparently talking and cuddling I have no way of suggesting a good parrot for you. If you would like recommendations, please provide more details about yourself.


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Well, I'll rather do that on PM if that's OK with you.
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

I've had both as pets, 2 IRNs and currently an Alex. All 3 are, to me, cuddly. Not like cockatoo or macaw cuddly, but they love to be petted, kissed, beak rubbed, etc. They dont like to be grabbed or flipped (but oddly enough are completely ok with being toweled if need be).

None of them talked. They could each say a word here or there, but they were definitely not talkers. In the end I would prefer the alex only because they are bigger.

Personality wise, the alex is more laid back, the IRNs more active and mischevious.
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

I did everything pretty much wrong 32 years ago. I bought a bird on impulse because it "chose" me instantly in a crowded bird store (okay, maybe I got THAT right).
He has defied major species stereotypes... Patagonians are generally thought to be cuddly, poor talkers, friendly and outgoing, and LOUD. The Rb is prickly, a wonderful mimic, hates everybody but me, and, okay... LOUD!!!!
I have made a ton of mistakes in our decades together, but one thing I think I did well was this: I accepted him, and made the best of it. Some have sincerely (and understandably) believed I should have re-homed him, but I didn't. Now, finally, it has all worked out.
At risk of sounding preachy (remember the SNL Church Lady?), I just want to hope that even after research and reaching out (and good for you, for doing that here)... that you accept and embrace whoever your precious parrot turns out to be.
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

Khaigha thank you. Thank you so much. Well, that's the kind of answer I was looking for. Experienced, short to the point, nicely answered with no ego or bullying. This is the type of an answer which instead of being so philosophical and long writing that lives you even more unsure that you were at the begging, you actually granted me an answer that satisfies and let's me make a clear decision.
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

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Since I I don't know anything about you, your lifestyle, your family, your finances, your schedule, or what traits are important to you other than apparently talking and cuddling I have no way of suggesting a good parrot for you. If you would like recommendations, please provide more details about yourself.


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First, I hope you have seen Khaigha's response...
Well, It seems like that some people just know how to handle an experienced answer without being rude, and instead of going round and round the bush they actually know how to explain themselves just the right way handing a clear and short answer, while being an owner to three of these parrots.

Well, I find it very agressive, and offensive to say the least, when people respond in a rudely manner only because they feel that they have so much experience and so much knowledge that when someone less experienced asks or says something they don't think is smart enough for them, so they immediately jump on him and lay the smackdown on him just because he is slightly more innocent. That kind of behavior is very shameful and suitable to an egotistical person.

Now, to your question regarding me etc...
Well, I am 42, live on my own in a little apartment.
I work a full time job and as mentioned on my thread, I have some experience with both IRN's and Alexandrine parrots.

I have the time to provide for a parrot before I go and when come back home from work and especially on weekends when I'm home through out the entire day.

Yes, I desire a parrot that has the ability to talk, and yes, I also desire a parrot that I can pet and scratch his head or tickle, but not necessarily in need to cuddle.

I hope that this gives you a fair amount of information about my self and what I'm looking for.

Thank you so much.

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 PM
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

Unfortunately it seems that you feel any sort of direct answer is rude and aggressive if it isn't the answer you were hoping for. While I do try to give helpful insight, clearly it is not wanted here. For that reason I will respect your wishes and my own dignity by allowing others to answer your questions rather than subjecting myself to your attitude.


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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

Okay, I'll try to make this short and save Dani from having to answer this. I own Eclectus and Parrotlets and I've fostered just about everything under the sun, and am currently fostering an IRN. I will say if you live in an apartment, DO NOT GET AN IRN. Or and Alex for that matter. Your neighbors will thank me.
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