In defense of tiels I challenge you to put all your conures together in one large flight. You will have to bury the losers tommorow! (Please don't anyone do this I am just kidding).
I love conures especialy slenderbills and austral and pattys. I also have a great fondness for the pyhurra conures.
We're all friends here right?
In defense of teils I have one conure and two teils- I have to say the wonderful thing about teils is if any kid comes over and wants to pet the birdy and promises to be gentle I need only to let Misty or Daisy sit on his finger and he is instantly intrigued by the avian world. If I was to even try to put SIdney on a strangers finger they would be bleeding in a matter of seconds. Simply because I'm his person and nonone else- the teils really don't care who gives then their head scratches as long as they get em.
Hamlet and Mac go into full on "get outta my nest" mode when ever Christy and I have anyone over ... it's super funny to watch, full on fluff-up, beak open and even sometimes HISSING ... If I even try to step them up to put them back into their "room" (cage) I get tagged ... Hamlet has broken skin on me once, Mac does it more often, because he grabs the tip of my finger and just pinches the tip (UGGGG, it's so annoying) ...