Hello! I haven't been on this forum for a while, but I was hoping you guys could help me out. I had a Pacific Parrotlet named Saturday for four years. A couple of weeks ago, she got into an accident and died. It absolutely broke my heart. While I'm not ready for a new bird yet, I am ready to start looking around and thinking about my options. I'm looking into parrotlets
, green cheek conures
, and linnies
. Maybe you guys can help me.
Basically, I'm not sure what kind of bird to get, for a few reasons. I loved Saturday with all my heart, and she was all
parrotlet - big personality, opinionated, nippy, territorial, cuter than cute. But since she died so quickly, I'm really scared of having such a small bird again. She was just so delicate, and so tiny! I'm now a little frightened by how small parrotlets are!
A little about me: I'm a student (and hopefully/probably will be one for 2.5 more years before going to work full-time) who's home a lot during the day; I'm married, but my husband isn't much of a bird handler - he loved Saturday, but what he loved about her most was how much I loved her.
We don't have kids or other pets. I live in an apartment, so noise is a genuine concern. I have a neighbor with a cockatiel, and the landlord ok'd the p'let, so I know birds are ok in my building, but I don't want a screamer. I also don't have a ton of space.
I'm looking for a bird with some personality who will want to be my friend and want to snuggle and hang out, but who can be independent and won't go to pieces if left alone. I don't have much training experience. I don't care if they talk or do tricks, I just want a bird friend to come home to and talk to and play with every day. Any thoughts?
Thank you all! I know it's a long post - can't wait to hear your ideas!