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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I'm thinking of getting another big, I've considered

Cockatiels
Parrotlets (thats a no)
and Linnies

I kinda want a bird thats a little more parrot like? I'm not sure that another bird would be good or wreck the bond I have with cupid... What are some other good pets too? I really want to consider all options and I want to make the wright choice.. Thanks!
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Hmm, well, between linnies and tiels, would you prefer something a little more active and mischievous (like a budgie, but mellower) or something more lazy and snuggly? The more active is a linnie, more snuggly a tiel There are other differences as well, but that seems to be the biggest difference to me!



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Hmm, well, between linnies and tiels, would you prefer something a little more active and mischievous (like a budgie, but mellower) or something more lazy and snuggly? The more active is a linnie, more snuggly a tiel There are other differences as well, but that seems to be the biggest difference to me!

Cockatiels are very snuggly, can learn a few words (usually males). They are a bit bigger but can be messy!

I love them to death!
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Haven't got a Linnie. I do know cockatiels can be very sweet and good companions. I Hope this helps?
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Thanks everyone! I thought linnies were more cuddly(?)
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I don't own a linnie, BUT I will say Cockatiels are extremely cuddly. If you wanted to go a bit bigger (depending if you like them) Green Cheeks are cheeky and cuddly birds.
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My linnie is very cuddly but I think any of the three you are considering would be a good choice.
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Why are p'lets out? They can be very cuddly and they talk. Yesterday I had mine on my shoulder while doing dishes and he would make a funny little babbling brook noise whenever i turned on the water...then when I laughed at him he laughed with me....he talks but does not do tricks...he also gets along quite well with my budgie as long as they do not get in his cage together....then she tries to bully him and he won't be bullied and they get into a screaming head bonking match.
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Why are p'lets out? They can be very cuddly and they talk. Yesterday I had mine on my shoulder while doing dishes and he would make a funny little babbling brook noise whenever i turned on the water...then when I laughed at him he laughed with me....he talks but does not do tricks...he also gets along quite well with my budgie as long as they do not get in his cage together....then she tries to bully him and he won't be bullied and they get into a screaming head bonking match.
Well there only out because I asked some one at the pet store and they said that parrotlets can be very bite-y
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Well I have a hand fed Green Cheeked (she bites) a handfed Linnie (she bites) and my Parrotlet is hand fed & he bites...so they all can bite but they all snuggle too!
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Well I have a hand fed Green Cheeked (she bites) a handfed Linnie (she bites) and my Parrotlet is hand fed & he bites...so they all can bite but they all snuggle too!
Agree completely!

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The catch with a parrotlet is it has to be hand-fed AND hand-raised/well socialized, and even then they can be one-person birds, or at the least very wary of strangers. I personally hand-fed and raised my mom's female and she's really good for a parrotlet, she would rather just back off from someone she doesn't know, but the only people who can snuggle her are me and my mom. That's the biggest reason I hesitate on parrotlets for you, you'll need to find a really good breeder if you can do that, then you're good to go! they're great little birds!



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Well I have to admit mine is a one person bird. I got him at a pet store at 4 1/2 months old . I tamed ( he wasn't to bad) him and handled him a lot. He is not to nippy with me but will nip others quite hard. From what I have heard he was hand fed. Only thing is ...that does not always mean much. Hand fed could mean anything from pulled from the parent and treated like a child...cuddles and handling and feeding ...or pulled from the parent ,,,fed and ignored. Anyhow they are great little birds to. When gotten young and handled lots....good luck finding the perfect bird for you and your family.
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Do you know what you want to get yet - or still deciding?
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Did you figure out which species you want?
All 3 are amazing. No matter what you get they all ( each and every bird ) has his or hers own personality , meaning you have a chance for a nippy bird or one that is the sweetest thing in the world
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I think that I will be getting a cockatiel! Right now were living in a hotel but when we find a house my family said that we can get one
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