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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking about another parrot

I have a spare cage, interior dimensions of 32x24x21 inches (those are the bird's actual living area dimensions) with a large manzanita cage-top play set with lots of dangly toys on it. Bar spacing is 7/8 inch on center so the actual spaces are 5/8 inch.

What I would like:

A comparatively quiet parrot, I realize that parrots vocalize and that is fine. But I am prone to migraines, and can't have a parrot on the louder end of the spectrum. I don't mind my Senegal's sounds, I find her soothing.

A parrot that is friendly and likes to be handled.

I like my Senegal, but am not opposed at all to a different type of personality.

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Kiwi ------> Green Cheek Conure
Scooter -----> Senegal
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How about a Green Cheek Conure?



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OH OH OH.... I vote.... GREEN CHEEK CONURE....lol
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Well, GCC are a good choice. However, if your concern is the pitch on the noise (i know that's what sets my migraines off is the higher pitched noises) a GCC may bother you. They are more rhaspy sounding than other conure calls, but it can be high pitched. Maybe another Poi species? Jardines, Meyers, Red-Belled, etc? If you know your Senegal sounds don't bother you, I would stay within the family (Poicephalus) just to be safe. The Poi species are similar, yet their personalities can be vastly different. I'm especially partial to the Jardines, personally, because their colors are beautiful, they're a little bigger, and they're less prone to being phobic. However, they can be a little more bossy because of that confidence boost



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Green Cheek Conure, absolutely!

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Linneolated parakeet - they are the best! Not loud at all but full of personality

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I vote what Jenny said

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Thanks. I don't think that I want any type of a conure. It is my understanding that even a quiet conure like a GCC is still a fairly loud bird. Is that wrong?

I was sort of thinking of staying with a Poi of some kind, maybe a different type though, for variety if nothing else.

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I have a senegal, parrotlet and a greencheek conure.

Here is how i describe my bird noise:

Jack my parrotlet is more constant in his noise.

Kiwi my greencheek is the quietest bird, but if she does make noise, it is fairly high pitched. She mainly makes quacks and chirps.

Scooter my Senegal is the loudest of my three, talking, chirping and on occasion screeching.

From my experience, if you can handle a sennie, you can handle a green cheek.


If you want to go with a Poi, Meyers I love them!


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Cape parrots are supposed to be great

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Cape parrots are amazing One of my dream birds. Super sweet, mellow, quiet, and gentle. They are the size of a small Amazon, so they are a good bit larger than your sennie. They are also around $1-3k depending on your area and availability. That's the main reason I don't have one lol



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I've had my Senegal for nearly 2 weeks now and I absolutely love him. He is so quiet compare to my GCC. I would definitely go for one of Poicephalus if ever think of getting another bird.

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All birds are individuals. My green cheek is much quieter than my senegal. Additionally, I find her voice less piercing, but people's tolerance to noise is also varied. My linnie is also louder than my senegal, so what can I say? My son, on the other hand, has difficulty with the sounds of the senegal and doesn't have a problem with the linnie or green cheek. It has to be the pitch.

As Jenny said, if you already know you can tolerate the pitch of senegals, the pois seem fairly safe, but know that the larger pois are significantly louder than the smaller ones.

My parrotlet has a totally different quality of voice than the senegal. Not high pitched at all, more raspy, even more raspy than the green cheeks. If raspiness sets off your migraines, that would be a problem, because he likes his voice, a lot. It is a good thing for me that the tone of his voice is actually less offensive to me than the tone of the other's voices. He is kind of loud, but the pitch just doesn't bother me at all.

If I were looking specifically for a pleasant sounding bird, I'd go with a bourkes, scarlet chested (aka splendid), turquoisine. I love their vocalizations. They could make their calls all day as far as I am concerned - but they don't.

African greys don't scream. Even their clicks are louder than a senegal's clicks, but they don't scream. Ashlynn's voice is easily heard, but usually she is making some interesting noises. However, they can pick up imitating anything, so there is always the distinct possiblity a grey would imitate something that bothers you.


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