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Old 08-20-2015, 05:34 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

Eclectus parrots don't have dander, but, they are high maintenance. Very specific diet. The diet is mostly fruits and veggies. I have one and he is just a (best description) cuddly diva. I do think I am a very lucky person to be his food prepper.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:35 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

Lol, talking about sharp little beaks, even getting bitten by Mink the English Budgie hurts surprisingly bad haha. Her beak is maybe 1/3 bigger than a standard budgie but she still can't draw blood . Maybe on a child's skin.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:42 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

Quote: Originally Posted by kq_fan View Post
I know green cheeks are nippy, but if I could get another bird, I would get another green cheek! I love them, they are "quieter" (no bird is quiet) then any other conure. They are so fun and cuddly. Actually, my green cheek is on my head currently! They are more for apartment life then big conures when I meet my friends Jenday or sun, they are so loud just because. But her green cheek is the one who sits there and plays or eats. They have dander but all birds do and much less then a tiel. My tiel I had was so dusty and I dont have asthma but I had allergies really bad. But then when he left, I didn't have the same issues. There was dust everywhere! Oh my and they aren't even the dustiest! African greys and cockatoos are way worse! I can't even imagine! So please consider a green cheek, fun playful sweet and a good size, they aren't intimidating at all
I'm giving another vote to green cheeks! I am so smitten and in love with mine :3 I look forward to the day that I can devote myself to a second one But one is a handful on her own for sure in the best possible way.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:54 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

I love green cheeks - but - I seriously love budgies. They are awesome and when they are hand tame - they're the best...
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:12 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

It sounds like an English Bugie would be a better fit for you. My cousin who is in fifth grade is intimidated by my tiel who is very sweet. He is terrified of getting bit. The first question people ask when they see my bird is does she bite? She has a beak she can bite if she wants. The smaller the beak the less intimidating. They are also beautiful and more independent when they need to be but love your attention. This, in my opinion, is a better fit with your schedule.
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

I would suggest a parrotlet. My parrotlet is much quieter than my conure and if an apartment life is a possibility, conure noise may not work.

Parrotlets can be nippy but they are full of personality.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:33 PM
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

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Smaller the beak, smaller the bite...

Well I would rather get bitten by a big macaw then the little brats just saying! I absolutely hate being bitten by the little birds and it always hurts like a yeah well you know.
See. I'm not the only one...

Big macs usually just pinch. The little birds poke pin holes in you...
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Re: Help me find the right bird, but tell it to me straight

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Quote: Originally Posted by riddick07 View Post
Smaller the beak, smaller the bite...

Well I would rather get bitten by a big macaw then the little brats just saying! I absolutely hate being bitten by the little birds and it always hurts like a yeah well you know.
See. I'm not the only one...

Big macs usually just pinch. The little birds poke pin holes in you...
So true. Of a budgie, IRN and 'too - my worst bites have truly undoubtedly been from the budgie, then the IRN, then the too. Maybe I'm better at listening to the bigger birds! Actually there's some truth in that - well mannered 'too, youngish IRN, aviary bred budgie.....
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