I lost my budgie Mr Tinkles a while ago, and although I feel guilty about it, I think I need another parrot.
My house is so lonely and I can't imagine my life without parrots.
I am considering going a 'step-up' possibly (choosing another kind of parrot)
I was wondering if you guys could give me an idea of what parrot may suit me best.
Here are some facts that may help:
*I am not at home for about 6 hours a day, but the time I am home I will be willing to spend lots of time with my little bird.
*I do not mind to much noise but I wouldn't really like a parrot that screeches non stop.
*I own cats/dogs so I may have the parrots 'out-of-cage-time' in a restricted room.
*I live in quite a small house with neighbors that are about 15-20 metres either side.
*I don't really want a parrot thats much bigger than possibly a maroon bellied conure but I'm sure I could stretch if I found the perfect one.
*Price is one of the biggest issues, which I know is really going to limit me to a few species (but I know someone really well who breeds lots of parrot, so you know the story...($ discount maybe?)
*colour is really not important.
*I love to cuddle parrots.
*Something not too messy?
*Talking ability would be nice, but not essential. I'll love them either way.
Some parrots I've considered are:
Conures (maroon bellied conures to be precise)
(the conures are looking the best at the moment)
Parrotlets or Linnies (if i could track some handreared ones down)
The new parrot may not happen for a while.
Thank you so much!