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Old 04-21-2017, 12:41 AM
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:58 AM
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

I live in an apartment and my alex is not very noisy at all but she can be loud sometimes in the morning/afternoon for abouts 2mins only, I choose alex simply for the fact that they are alot bigger and have cuter heads (to me!) Generally alexandrines are very laid back and sometimes nicknamed the gentle giants.. I've encountered both species a few times and found them all equally to be more hands-off birds, for example I really believe if I spent the same time/attention/affection with a conure or cockatoo it would be preening me all day long and begging for cuddles! in saying that my alex has come along way in 5months..started off lunging at me and hated petting to now stepping up from inside of her cage, lays on her back on my palm and 'sort-of' enjoys petting all over (I still desire more affection and don't feel i'm getting back what I give if you know what I mean) you very well might be dissapointed with either bird if cuddles/affection is a big thing for you
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:39 PM
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

It was I that you had a prior problem with, not SilverSage, so you owe her an apology. You should make sure of these things before you accuse people of prior rudeness and then use that false, prior rudeness as ammo.

As I recall you didn't like my answers to your questions either, or the way I answered them. You tried to instruct me on how to answer your questions just as you did here to SilverSage, and you actually gave me a "format" to use in order to answer you...I can't believe you have the nerve to call someone else "egotistical", lol. You ask questions, people answer them, and when you don't like the answer they give you, you not only disagree with them and basically tell them they know nothing, but you actually give them a format to use in answering you that is up to your standards. That's not egotistical at all...Or hypocritical.

Either way, I wasn't down with it, and instead of pulling punches with you, I just came out and told you that you should not get any species of pet bird due to your lack of time to spend with them. I still stand by that statement, though I was wrong in the way I answered you, as your attitude at the time really got under my skin and I lost my temper.

So double-check who you're accusing of things from now on before you do it, because that was a big mistake you just made.

And if there is a certain format that you would like answers to be written in, like "Yes or No", or whatever other stipulations you have on answers people give you, like their answers must not in any way go against what it is that you ideally want, please state as much in your original post so that we don't bother to answer you in the first place.

And for the record, neither Indian Ringnecks or Alexandrines are typically"good talkers" at all, nor do they like to be touched much at all. So I guess my answer is "No", and "Neither".

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Old 04-23-2017, 12:31 AM
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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

oh dear! It's a bit distressing to read this thread, but I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone, including the OP, for this thread. I have been considering an IRN for several months (to the point of even contacting a local rescue) and recently learned of Alexandrines so this thread was spot on for me. Alas, I will be ruling them out---I want a cuddler too--and something semi-compatible for Wrangler. And thanks to the senior members here who have helped me learn so much in the last year by sharing both their wisdom and wit (not necessarily in that order)
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oh dear! It's a bit distressing to read this thread, but I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone, including the OP, for this thread. I have been considering an IRN for several months (to the point of even contacting a local rescue) and recently learned of Alexandrines so this thread was spot on for me. Alas, I will be ruling them out---I want a cuddler too--and something semi-compatible for Wrangler. And thanks to the senior members here who have helped me learn so much in the last year by sharing both their wisdom and wit (not necessarily in that order)


Wise choice I obviously LOVE IRNs (I'm addicted to them in fact) but they really aren't for everyone. It's interesting to me how many species have come OFF my "dream bird" list the longer I've been around parrots. Such as all macaws, greys, Cockatoo's (though rose breasted MIGHT be an exception; I need more info/experience) hawk heads, lorikeets, sun conures, golden conures, darbian parakeets, English budgies, amazons, Meyers, Senegals , and a TON of others lol. All super fantastic birds, but not ideal fits for my lifestyle.


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Re: IRN or Alex? and why?

Hi, I made this decision a couple of months ago. I must admit I was never that keen on IRNs, I was more deciding between a small macaw or Alex. I went with an Alex. I wanted a bird that will sit on me, play and hopefully tolerate a harness in the future, but I don't mind about cuddles so an Alex was perfect. I like the size too. I believe IRNs can untame quickly and can be tricky to tame in the first place. My Alex is gentle, very clever and easy to train, we haven't reached the bluffing stage yet... He does shout morning and evening, but usually only for a few minutes. He's never woken me up and doesn't shout until I open the curtains and feed him. I do love the outraged way IRNs do that leaning backwards, open their eyes wide and 'talk' either words or IRN thing though, it's very endearing!
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