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Question Convincing people is hard!

Hi members of Talk Parrots! I really need help in getting another bird I don't want to say my age but I'm between 13-15 and loooooove all animals (who doesn't? ) I can't get any other animal except a parrot and I really want a friend for my baby, Diego He's a male budgie but not the biggest cuddler A cockatiel or conure or any other small cuddly parrot (suggestions please? ) would be great and I would do soooooo much research on the bird before getting it But 2 barriers are blocking my way...... my parents I really don't know how to persuade them Please help!

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Linneolated Parakeets are the best! Small, quiet, yet affectionate.

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My sister is currently trying to persuade my parents to let her buy a hedgehog so these are some of the tactics shes been trying, though theyve yet to work.

She gave my mom a info sheet on the animal and has demonstrated that she knows alot about them. She has also been doing alot of chores around the house and doing pretty much anything my mom asks her to do. Shes also willing to pay for the animal and supplys with her birthday money. If you go into a pet store go to the bird species you want and show your parents and point out how cute they are and how much you love them. But I dont recommend nagging lol my mom has been getting so angry with my sister because shes been constantly harrassing her about the hedghog Hope this helps a little!

I think cockatiels and conures are an excellent pet choice! Cockatiels are friendly, very cuddly, and not too loud( especially females). Conures are little clowns, so playful, they are also not too loud and cuddly( though Ive heard some can be nippy).



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Linneolated Parakeets are the best! Small, quiet, yet affectionate.
Thanks Sally!How did persuade your family members?
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My sister is currently trying to persuade my parents to let her buy a hedgehog so these are some of the tactics shes been trying, though theyve yet to work.

She gave my mom a info sheet on the animal and has demonstrated that she knows alot about them. She has also been doing alot of chores around the house and doing pretty much anything my mom asks her to do. Shes also willing to pay for the animal and supplys with her birthday money. If you go into a pet store go to the bird species you want and show your parents and point out how cute they are and how much you love them. But I dont recommend nagging lol my mom has been getting so angry with my sister because shes been constantly harrassing her about the hedghog Hope this helps a little!

I think cockatiels and conures are an excellent pet choice! Cockatiels are friendly, very cuddly, and not too loud( especially females). Conures are little clowns, so playful, they are also not too loud and cuddly( though Ive heard some can be nippy).
I'm trying my best to do whatever my parents ask me to do but it's so hard! Sometimes I get ticked off when my parents constantly nag me to do something when I'm doing my own thing I know I shouldn't do that and I'm trying to be a good little girl When I first wanted a pet I did all my research on a budgie and boy, did I do research . I cleaned the whole entire house for 3 days, from the windows to the carpets to the appliances/machines to every single room for a total of $90.00 which was the cost of Diego+cage + some toys. My parents bought the rest S any other suggestions on how to reach my goal? and other cuddly birds?

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Wow, using the yellow and blue text makes it really HARD to read your posts. It hurts my OLD eyes.

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Wow, using the yellow and blue text if really HARD to read your posts. It hurt my OLD eyes.

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Sorry! I'll change it Are you on Talk Budgies too? I feel like I've seen your adorable Maxx somewhere.......

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Sorry! I'll change it Are you on Talk Budgies too? I feel like I've seen your adorable Maxx somewhere.......
Yes I am, Maxx is in a couple threads over there.



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I vote gcc! MAYBE, take your parents to see one. OR, maybe find all the best youtube videos to show the bird off.
The best one is for last........... Hire someone to fly a plane with a banner saying "Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, plllleeeeeaaaasssse, can I have a parrot? I LOVE YOU!!!!!" Last one was a joke, but good luck!


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Trust me, I've tried the first 2 When we went into PJ's to see the birds the first thing that hit us is the disgusting smell of the rodents (not offending any rodent lovers but it looked like the cages hadn't been clean for a month ) by the birds to my parents didn't even go into that corner Although my mom loves birds she says $300-$500 is too much for a bird with no cage

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If you buy from a breeder they will be much cheaper! Check out your local classifieds( kijiji.ca) for breeders or even maybe birds that need rehoming.



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I paid $100 for my handfed, tame, pineapple green cheek conure from a breeder and ordered his HQ flight cage online for $150. the bird alone would of been almost 400 at petsmart.... welcome and good luck.
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$100!!!!! Gcc around here are like $200!!!!! LUCKY!!!!


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Around here they are $250 for normals, and $299+ for the mutations.



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I have no idea how you might persuade your parents that getting another bird would be a good idea, but, for me, one thing would be to continue to take great care of your budgie and really show that you enjoy the bird.

Cockatiels are generally less expensive than conures and linnies, and they are very cuddly. I highly recommend cockatiels for people of all ages. Additionally, cockatiels and budgies often get along well.

I do, however, agree that linnies and the small cockatiels are also great birds for children. My daughter has a bourkes. They are very sweet birds; however, I would not consider them more cuddly than budgies.


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I got my gcc for a steal. I only paid $40. Like what was said before watch craigslist and kijiji. they have deals. Goodluck!

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Have you checked out edmonton humane society yet? I think they have 12 birds looking for a new home! And more come in everyday!

I'll keep an eye out for you on kijiji!
Cages are really cheap on there too!


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Convincing people is something I do best in this family haha! And do not worry about your age what so ever. I'm 16 (17 in 19 days woo!) And I find that my age makes no difference! I can still know just as much

I would go for a hand raised female cockatiel, they're not expensive and like Nanay said, will go with your budgie. Green cheek conures and others from that family all make wonderful pets too! They're cuddly, very smart, very cheeky and not very loud at all

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Shivani, you must concentrate on your school work, get another bird when you're older

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I vote for a cockatiel - quiet, smaller size, and the price will fit your (or your parent's) budget well. Get a baby from a breeder that has been hand-raised and socialized and it will be a little snuggle bug. As incentive, you can show your parents videos of tiels talking or whistling nifty tunes

I always found, with my parents, it was all about haggling. I'll clean the toilets 1x a week, so you don't have to, if I can bring home _____. lol



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If you buy from a breeder they will be much cheaper! Check out your local classifieds( kijiji.ca) for breeders or even maybe birds that need rehoming.
I've been checking Kijiji then and now but there's no conure for under $350, cockatiels are only +$100 with cages and toys, food, ect but everyone person that I've emailed/called wanted "to get rid of it because it's nippy or something else" and I want a 'tiel who is sweet and loving

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I paid $100 for my handfed, tame, pineapple green cheek conure from a breeder and ordered his HQ flight cage online for $150. the bird alone would of been almost 400 at petsmart.... welcome and good luck.
$250 seems like a good price But I have to earn the money myself for the bird
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I have no idea how you might persuade your parents that getting another bird would be a good idea, but, for me, one thing would be to continue to take great care of your budgie and really show that you enjoy the bird.

Cockatiels are generally less expensive than conures and linnies, and they are very cuddly. I highly recommend cockatiels for people of all ages. Additionally, cockatiels and budgies often get along well.

I do, however, agree that linnies and the small cockatiels are also great birds for children. My daughter has a bourkes. They are very sweet birds; however, I would not consider them more cuddly than budgies.
Thanks for your advice! My mother loooves bourkes ever since she saw one in a store but, no offence, I didn't really click with them

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I got my gcc for a steal. I only paid $40. Like what was said before watch craigslist and kijiji. they have deals. Goodluck!
Are you serious?! How did you get to pay only $40? I got my handfed budgie for $30
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Have you checked out edmonton humane society yet? I think they have 12 birds looking for a new home! And more come in everyday!

I'll keep an eye out for you on kijiji!
Cages are really cheap on there too!
Thanks! I haven't been to the Edmonton humane society but I've been checking their ads on the site but I think it'd be better if I went their

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Convincing people is something I do best in this family haha! And do not worry about your age what so ever. I'm 16 (17 in 19 days woo!) And I find that my age makes no difference! I can still know just as much

I would go for a hand raised female cockatiel, they're not expensive and like Nanay said, will go with your budgie. Green cheek conures and others from that family all make wonderful pets too! They're cuddly, very smart, very cheeky and not very loud at all
Both birds are amazing But earning the responsibility (& money ) for the bird is going to be the toughest for me
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Shivani, you must concentrate on your school work, get another bird when you're older
I know, but.... I'm doing pretty good (better then I thought) in school this year and my parents said that I deserve a reward But I'm not getting the bird this year, I'm probably getting it between March-May 2012....if we survive......

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I vote for a cockatiel - quiet, smaller size, and the price will fit your (or your parent's) budget well. Get a baby from a breeder that has been hand-raised and socialized and it will be a little snuggle bug. As incentive, you can show your parents videos of tiels talking or whistling nifty tunes

I always found, with my parents, it was all about haggling. I'll clean the toilets 1x a week, so you don't have to, if I can bring home _____. lol
Umm toilets?? I know a breeder from Slave Lake who came down and came to my home to give me Diego. She also breeds cockatiels but she only handfeeds the ones that the parents leave out



The reason I'm waiting for around March next year is that I get around $14 dollars a week So does my sister. She has her heart set on a tiel but I'm still deciding Any ways I can be more responsible?

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