Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NYC, USA
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Irn are beautiful, super intelligent, opinionated, independent birds ( in general). I had one for over 18 years. I can tell you for a fact that they don't revert if not handled. I got my bird when I was a teenager, kept her in an indoor aviary with an untamed female ring neck and didn't handle her at all during my college years. When I got married the bids came with me, into a smaller, but still large cage. The wild one stayed wild, but my Rikki actually mellowed and became a lot more predictable. Don't get me wrong, she would still bite anyone who showed timid ness or nervousness, but with me I respected her space and I can say, she never bit me in the last 8 years of her life.
That being said, I would be hard pressed into getting another one because of the noise. When I was home alone, she was mostly fine, although sometimes she would go off, I could shut her up with a glare. HOWEVER, every conversation I had with my husband over the phone when he was home was with her screeching in the background. Every home movie has bird calls in the background (and she was covered otherwise it would have been impossible to have a conversation with her mind melting screeches).
I like the asiatics personality because I like birds that are a little independent and I don't mind giving them their space, but I can't deal with the noise ( or the razor sharp beak)...although I really like the plum headed parakeets, they're supposed to be quiet.
Hope that helps.