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Old 11-10-2015, 06:32 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum.
I became the owner of 2 green cheek conures (Jet and Falco) at the start of June and I'm pleased to say that they have been some of the best pets i have ever owned, I'm constantly being surprised at their level of intelligence and that they both have very distinct personalities! Anyway, the time has come where I'm starting to think about getting another bird to join my family and I've done some research into species that i think would suit me well. I'm currently thinking of one of the following:
A Parrotlet
An Indian Ringneck
A Senegal
Basically I want to know what similarities/ differences the above species have to green cheeks (I know that each bird is an individual and theres no guarantee that a species will display particular traits). The main areas I want to know about are noise level, ease of training/ intelligence, talking ability, friendliness towards humans and other birds, suitability to be left on their own for short periods and any useful tips/ care information. The reason I want to know these things is because if i get another bird it would be great if it had a different personality/ behaviour to my conures for some variety.
Also if you have any ideas for other species that you think would be good for me that would be great
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:48 AM
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Re: New Parrot?

Remember that the vast majority of parrots live for a long - to a very long time. As you look forward in your life, will you always have the time, space and money to care for a larger flock? Parrots are a commitment and a long time commitment at that. I would recommend that you get a couple of years behind you before you add to your flock. Just my two cents!

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Old 11-10-2015, 07:04 AM
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Re: New Parrot?

I agree with Sailboat, learn all you can about your babies! They alone are a 20-30 year commitment! You will come to realize, 'pet', really does not apply to your family!
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Re: New Parrot?

I appreciate your concerns about the longevity of a parrots life and the commitment required to care for one and I am well aware of this. I'm not planning on getting another bird until the summer at the earliest I want to be able to get in as much research as possible and be fully prepared! I don't have any intentions of rushing into buying the first bird I see, I want to make an informed decision and I figured the best way to find out about a species is to ask people who already own them. I know that I have not had Jet and Falco for the longest time, however I have owned animals throughout my entire life even through school, jobs and 5 years at university I have always had my animals with me so I feel like I am confident that I will always be in a position where I am able to care for the animals in my family.

I just want to find out as much as i can about the species I'm interested in and would like to hear what other people think about them who already own them.
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Re: New Parrot?

Welcome to the forum Pete. I'd suggest browsing threads in the species specific sections. There are years worth of info there. You will find insight into the various species. If you come up with any more questions, feel free to ask.
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Re: New Parrot?

I don't know personally but I read about them all over the internet. The generalization is sennies have big personalities and an attitude to back them up, ringnecks are good talkers/very animated but more hands off-not cuddly birds, and parrotlets are just plain awesome :-) All three are highly intelligent and can learn anything if you're willing to work with them.

Welcome to the forum. You sound like a great home for another bird. Goodness knows there are plenty out there in need of a good one. If you're settled in life and ready (and you can hang in there for the long haul)-go get one Most of us here have multi-bird syndrome and there's no hope of a cure. Not that we want one, mind you.
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