Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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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.