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Old 06-17-2010, 08:06 PM
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Least nippy type of parrot?

Hi,

I have a pet cockatiel, and I love him. He's very sweet and doesn't bite. I want to another bird to my household other than another cockatiel.

I thought a green cheek conure would be a good choice, but after playing with several and discussing them with owners, it seems like they are a little beaky or nippy.

Are there any other gentle types of smaller birds that don't have a tendency to be nippy?

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:25 PM
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

Well, every bird has the potential to bite. There is no guarantee unless you go with finches! How big do you want to go? Is there a particular species you are attracted to? Noise level? So many questions.
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

I'm looking to stay pretty small - nothing much larger than a Quaker. I live in an apartment, so I need to keep the noise level down.

I know that every bird will bite at sometime. I'm ok with that as long as its occasional and not the norm. And I prefer being bit by a beak without too much power behind it
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

What about a lovebird? They are so adorable
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

If noise is an issue, don't get a quaker!
I highly recommend a lineolated parakeet. Very adorable, extremely sweet, playful birds. They come in many colors and do have the ability to talk.
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

I've read a little about lineolated parakeets. Thank you for the suggestion. I'll look into them
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

I'll suggest NOT a conure of any variety. All conures are rather nippy, it's what they do, they dig they chew. I have no shirts left that don't look like fishnet and I should buy stock in a bandaid company.

Parakeets are a great way to go. I think the love bird suggestion could be a really good idea too.
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

Yes. Parakeets are the #1 chocie if you don't want a bird that will have you draw blood when it bites. Plus if it does bite, it's quite ticklish. And parakeets provide endless entertainment!
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

Haha Auggie's Dad

From what I've experienced, I completely agree with you. I used a lot of bandaids when I watched my friend's conure for a few weeks. They sure are cute though!
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Re: Least nippy type of parrot?

Budgies are great. I wouldn't suggest a lovebird-all the ones I know are very LOUD and bite hard enough to draw blood. A nice female budgie doesn't make any noise, and males have a nice tweety song-without screaming. Budgies won't bite hard-not enough to draw blood. My budgies all love to chew on me, but it is a nice feeling, as they're doing it out of friendliness. I wouldn't say budgies are easy to care for ( which parrot is? ), but they are very rewarding. Good luck!
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