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Connection differences between a budgie and a bigger parrot?

This is a question i have thought of for a long time and why i wanted a bigger bird in the first place. I always assumed that birds with a small memory will not be able to have the same connection with its human partner as a bird with a bigger memory. When you mess up with a budgie, he will forget everything about it a minute later. This can be a good thing but also bad since all the good things you do also gets forgotten to a degree. I heard that the connection you can have with a bigger bird is more deeper. This is what made me start to wonder more about it so if he or others can elaborate on it, that would be great.

But to those of you who have owned budgies and then owned bigger parrots, How has the connection between you and each of the birds differed? Did you see any big differences in how well you two connected? Or did your bigger parrots have the same connection with you as the budgie?

Keep in mind that this is not a question about who you can teach more tricks to or talking.
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fyi, budgies do not have small memories. They are just as intelligent and can have as big a bond to its owner a a larger parrot. They do not forget what you teach them, and if you really mess up, it i very easy to lose their trust. If you knew my budgie, you would think twice about posting in this way.
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Budgies do NOT have small memories in the least. They are extremely intelligent little guys and can be trained to do tricks and such just as much as a larger Parrot. They can also learn to talk in some cases better than some larger Parrots.
Just because they are small, does not mean they have shorter term memories.



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My parrotlet is smaller than a budgie, but is every bit a parrot... They are either close relatives to the amazons or the smallest species of amazon...not sure which... But he has all the brains and 'tude of a 'zon!
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Many small parrots have fantastic memories and budgies can in fact be the best talkers. That's like people who think getting a smaller bird will be easier. Nope. Parrotlets and lovies can be demons! But don't under estimate the little guys. They're just as intelligent. Bigger birds just seem it haha

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I believe the question here was what if any differences did people feel in the bond with a Budgie and the bond with a larger Parrot. Nothing to do with intelligence lol.
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Yes, but the reason he is asking that question is because he made out like Budgie's memories were the length of say, a goldfish. Basically that they forget within minutes.... which is no where near true.

Now, if that is put out of the question the bond between an owner and a Budgie can be just as strong as with a larger Parrot.



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Yes, but the reason he is asking that question is because he made out like Budgie's memories were the length of say, a goldfish. Basically that they forget within minutes.... which is no where near true.

Now, if that is put out of the question the bond between an owner and a Budgie can be just as strong as with a larger Parrot.

I understand that is the way they put it is what has got everyone talking about memory and intelligence but it doesn't really answer their question:
"But to those of you who have owned budgies and then owned bigger parrots, How has the connection between you and each of the birds differed? Did you see any big differences in how well you two connected? Or did your bigger parrots have the same connection with you as the budgie?"

I'm not going to answer it again on here as I answered in on TalkBudgies.
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I do get that part. Yes I feel many people have fantastic bonds with their smaller birds

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We had a fantastic connection to our linnie too. Larger doesn't always mean more intelligent.
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i have a budgie and all the way up in size to a grey. my budgie is not hand tame so i am working with him but he is getting to be better at contact and attention he is becoming a very sweet little bird and seems to be getting to be a sweet little baby. my grey loves attention but he was hand raised he likes to play. now my conure was hand raised as well she is a real cuddle bug and loving little bird. as far as connecting with a bird i really don't think it matters on the size of the bird it depends on the bird some birds like to cuddle some don't i have heard of macaws that only liked a head scratch now and then and that was it. in my experiences the size of bird does not matter how good or close your connection is it depends on how much you interact with it and the personalty of the bird

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@Lisaowens oh you are so right!
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