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My parents are thinking of getting rid of my lorikeets Manny and Lucy because they think they are to hard for me to look after and so they said if I save up enough money i can get an easier bird to have, so any good ideas for friendly easier birds???
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Thats too bad its hard to give up a pet, what type of birds have you owned in the past?

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what about cockatiels? They dont need as much attention as some of the bigger parrots ( especially if you get 2) and they are so friendly and cuddly. I love mine so much( although they are my first and only birds Ive owned so Im a bit biased towards tiels)

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You need to get a conure Sarah youll fall in love all over

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haha I want one, I have to wait until I get my own place ( still living with the parents) and then thats the next bird I want because I dont have anymore room in my bedroom for more bird cages unfortunatley.



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Emily,
I think your birds are difficult for more than one reason. First, if I remember correctly, they were not tame. Second, lorikeets do have special feeding requirements.
I had a lorikeet many years ago. I had to rehome him because I was allergic to his powdered food, although at the time we thought I was allergic to the bird, himself. He was very amusing, and we enjoyed him a great deal, but in so many ways he was much more difficult to take care of than most of my current birds.
Most people would think that the pooh and the food would be what made him more difficult, but I never found his pooh hard to clean up nor his food difficult to prepare. (Although that did turn out to be what was making me ill at the time.) He was more difficult to care for than my current birds because he was fiestier, much more active, and nippier. I'm sure not all lorikeets are nippy, but he was very nippy. He would also get down on the floor and jump across the room to attack our feet.
My advice, if you do decide to get a different bird, would be first and foremost to get one that you can enjoy handling right from the start. It doesn't have to have been hand-fed, just already enjoy interacting with people.
There are many sweet birds out there that are fairly easy to care for. I agree that cockatiels are a wonderful choice for that type of bird. Can you tell us a little bit more about what you would like to do with the bird or birds so we can help you choose.


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Conures, cockatiels, linnies, parrotlets, lovebirds, budgies...

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Nanay Russ does that, he hates toes and hell attack them if I have my feet on a table but it Im wearing socks he doesnt care :s Did ever find a way of making the lorikeet stop?

And haha Sarah me too cant wait to move out

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Sorry to hear about the lories. You may want to get a single bird this time, not 2, and get one that was hand raised if you can. Even untame, a single bird is best to work with, if you're new to working with larger birds, and more likely to become hand-tame. Cockatiels and Conures are easy going birds



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Jessie,
No - I never had any success in modifying any of that bird,s behaviors. It was a long time ago, and I made a lot of mistakes with that bird. Lories can make exceptional pets. I wasn't an exceptional handler - nor am I or now for that matter, but I would do a lot of things differently now. The bird was a trip, though. Lories are VERY entertaining.


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LOL yeah sounds like ALOT of fun. Kidding, yes theyre very beautiful I hear they have funny personalities and yeah right your an excellent birdie mom

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Lories are a blast, very energetic, very playful, good little talkers. They have a tendency to be aggressive just because they have so much energy and if they don't have a positive outlet they will bully. They do best in pairs, because they can wrestle with eachother, much like caiques.



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I just got a pineapple green cheek conure a week ago and am totally smitten with him/her.. he is a energetic , loving , cuddly , snuggly little bratty love bug...lol. I highly recommend green cheeks !!
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ParrotletsRock, I really want one haha!

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ParrotletsRock, I really want one haha!
Well you will get no discouragement from me... I am a proud enabler..llol I say if you want one... GET ONE!!!
( actually my hubby bought mine and and an HQ flight cage for me for my birthday!!)
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haha thanks so much all, yes it is really going to be hard saying bye but i have never had a bird in the past so it was really hard.
I am thinking of getting a cockatiel and only one this time!
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