I'm posting because my mother's (I just moved out two years ago, so Our
) Nanday Conure died last night. His/her name was Beeko and we loved him. He had been re-homed several times, but he was with us for the longest - 16 years. We estimate his age (at the youngest) as 25-30 years so we are happy for his long, healthy life.
I know many parrots do not exhibit many signs of illness before dying, but I just have a few questions. He died very suddenly. Does any one have any information on parrots dying from old age? What are the possible causes of death if there were no previous signs of illness? Is old age a possibility? Or is it almost always a disease if they die very suddenly?
Also, we are heartbroken, but my mom can not stand to have a home without a parrot or bird in it. I am curious about what types of birds might have a good home with my mom. The Nanday Conure was sweet, but very, very loud. I think it was part of his/her personality too, since I haven't encountered another one that was quite as loud as Beeko.
Do green cheek conures have a similar temperment? I have heard they are not quite as loud, which would be nice, but isn't a requirement.
Also, what are the differences in intelligence/temperment from a nanday conure, green cheek conure, and, like, a cockatiel?
Just thinking of some options. I would love an african grey, but I don't think we have the time, energy, or resources for such a large, intelligent bird.
Thanks for reading!!!
Sorry for the long post.