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What kind of bird do you suggest?

so I spoke to my perants and they have decidedit is okay if i get another bird in the next year and a half so im going to do some reserch on different kinds of birds and i would love you opinion and knowledge on different breeds i dont want anything thats very big but i dont mind loud and bossy or even nippy , solo is all three so what kind of bird do you suggest?

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Have you decided against a cockatiel? Tell us the personality and things you are hoping for.


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Yeah I do find 'tiels to be fantastic birds nanay. What sort of birds do you like too? Because that can help us point you in the right direction. Maybe not that exact bird but perhaps something with the same sort of personality
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i haven't ruled out cockatiels im just reading up about other breeds. i dont want a bird that has as many mood swings as IRNs have, i dont think i could handle another solo. im looking for somthing more pridictable. i dont mind loudness or nippyness. i dont want anyting to big though

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I love tiels and always have one, or two. They are sweet and personable. I have never had one be nippy at all. One of mine is also a great talker and can whistle a couple of different tunes. He loves to get as close to me as possible and will sit on my chest and stick his head right under my nose! The other one just wants to be scritched all the time. They are really great birds.
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Predictable - with few mood swings.
Maximillian pionus - or other types of pionus as well, but females are often steadier than males in all pionus species, and this is especially said to be true in white capped pionus. We have a 14 year old maximillian pionus and she has a totally steady personality. These guys weigh a lot more than a ringneck, but they don't seem to know they are big.
cockatiels - just all around sweet and steady birds for the most part
bourkes parakeets - very gentle with sweet, melodious, voices. These are little birds, along the lines of English budgies. Ours loves human interaction. She was hand-fed, and we visited her often before she weaned. I do not know if they make as loving companions if not worked with until older or not.
dusky conures - ours never nipped and was always happy to cuddle or play
green cheeks or other pyrrhura conures - not really moody, but generally very wound up and can be quite nippy. They don't have wild mood swings, but always seem to just go, go, go and then crash. Mine is always up for some loving or play. I've read often that crimson bellied, painted, and rosifrons pyrrhura conures are sweeter and steadier than the green cheeks.
sun, jenday, or gold capped conures - I've never had one because of the noise, but since you don't mind the noise at all, these are said to be the most loving of the conures, and the few I've played with have fit that bill. If the noise didn't bother me, I'd have to have one because of the personality.
lineolate parakeets or catherine's parakeets - Ours is NEVER in a bad mood. She is exceptionally gentle. I've read stories of moody ones, but mine is the farthest thing from moody. She was hand-fed but does not like to be petted at all. Nevertheless, she loves to be on us and snuggle against us.
Kate might be able to recommed some other various grass parakeets, some small and some larger.


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thanks nanay thats really helpfull

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