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Old 01-17-2008, 11:05 AM
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I have breed and raised zebra finches for many years but am now looking to have just one bird to care for that is fairly quiet for a condo/apt. I have researched the Parrotlet and would like to know from current owners of this beautiful species if this is a good choice for my home. Most of the day I will be at work so I understand lots of toys/swings etc moved around in different locations in the cage is important. At night of course I would given the bird direct interaction so any info or advice would be helpful in making my decision.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:47 AM
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Re: Parrotlets

I don't know much about parrotlets. However is your mind set on a parrotlet or are you open to other suggestions? We have a few members that live in apts/condos that can give great advice about birds they have.
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Re: Parrotlets

Thanks for posting Tracy, no not set on one but I am mainly looking for a bird that can be kept by itself (doesn't need another of its own species) mainly so it will bond with me and not its cage mate; quiet; no mad screaming basically that will wake me or the neighbours up. I am open to ideas for sure.
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Re: Parrotlets

I live in an apartment myself so understand about not wanting to have aloud bird. I have a senegal myself and she is pretty good noise wise. She does an imitation of a crow which can be a little noisey but I don't even think anyone can hear that. I work all day and then come home in the evening and then she gets to spend some time with me. She is quite adapted to this routine. I have also taken vacations and have not been home for a week or two which doesn't bother her. The only con I do find with the species is they become phobic birds if not introduced to many different things as babies. This is quite easy to deal with though. Overall she is a joy and I would recommend to anyone a Senegal.

Also if Tex comes around he lives in an apartment and has a Sun Conure and a green cheek conure he can tell you more about.
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Re: Parrotlets

i always reccomend green cheeks as the ultimate apartment bird. THey have tons of personality and are fairly quiet. Cockatiels make great pets if you want a bird that is going to sit calmy on your shoulder, but aren't extreemly interactive.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:07 PM
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Re: Parrotlets

Quote: Originally Posted by birdcrazy View Post
i always reccomend green cheeks as the ultimate apartment bird. THey have tons of personality and are fairly quiet.
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Reminds me so much of G.C.C. "Phenomenal MACAW ATTITUDE, itty-bitty birdie body." My GCC is such a fighter, and stubborn too ... but he's a love and he's a great bird ... I would recommend a G.C.C. to just about anyone ...
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Re: Parrotlets

they are excellent, they dont make to much noise as larger parrots
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Re: Parrotlets

I had a beautiful Parrotlet named Divot, a long time ago. She was exellent. Nice to everyone in the house, bonded to me, pretty quiet...... Parrotlets are amazing. I recomend them to anyone. She was my first bird, so she had no other bird-friends, and she was very happy.

Good luck on getting a new bird.
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Re: Parrotlets

Parrotlets are awesome! My one is sitting on my shoulder right now.

They are quiet birds, and very small. So that means you won't have to spend as much on them. I wouldn't get them those very small parakeet cages though. :P

They have some personality but not as funny as something like a conure. I still love him though.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:43 PM
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Mrspy, I agree that I would never put a parrotlet in a small parakeet cage. Mine was in a cage the size of my Conures!!
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