Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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Help finding the right kind of bird for me :)
I am torn on what kind of parrot to get that fits my needs best (and that would match up so I can fit their needs). I am in LOVE with parrotlets, and want one very badly, but my boyfriend doesn't particularly like how high pitched their voices are. He said He can deal with it, but I dont want it to become an issue of contention between us when He gets annoyed, especially since they live so long. The other parrot I really like is the Senegal parrot. However, if there is another bird that you think fits my wants/needs better, please let me know!
Basically, here is what I want: I am unable to work due to medical problems, meaning I am home all day/night by myself whenever Alex is working or otherwise occupied. I am also bipolar (mild form), but when I get really lonely, my mental state gets a lot worse and harder to handle. We are wanting to get me a pet to keep me company, and also to give me some responsibilities and things I can do, rather than sitting home all day being bored. I am looking for a pet that I can play with, but also likes to snuggle and maybe watch a movie. If the birdie I get can learn to talk, great! But this is not a huge deciding factor for me. Also, we would be in an apartment, so I cannot have extremely loud birds or ones that need a lot of space. I also need to have a bird, that while bonded to me, will not be aggressive towards my boyfriend, as He may have to help me take care of them at times, and would like to be able to play with them and such as well.
The other thing with that is monthly expenses. Im not worried about initial expense, as Alex told me to pick what I wanted, and figure out all the expenses, and we would save however long we needed to get me what I really wanted and make sure it was all set up properly. However, the monthly expenses from there on out can also not be outrageous, if I want to be able to give them the care they deserve.
I have been doing a lot of research, but there is so much contradicting articles out there, so I was hoping that by asking people here, where I could ask for elaborations, may help me better prepare to be a new birdie mommy.
Thank you so much for any insight you can provide!