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First i wanted a congo grey because of his intelligence but then realized he has huge feather plucking problems and needs HUGE amounts of attention of 5+ hours a day and if he doesnt get that he might become crazy and unhappy.
Then i thought get a timneh grey since they are a bit smaller which i like and doesnt have a lot of the problems of the african grey but i am still not sure since they will probably also need as much attention.
Then i thought about getting a Senegal because i heard they were very loyal companions but then i heard about how they are very agressive towards other pets and family members when they mature since most of the time he becomes a 1 person bird (and sadly since i basically live with roomates, chance of socializing him will be only minimal to whenever i take him to my family house which is like once every other week. But i do like it that senegal parrots are very loyal companions who actually like spending time with people.
then i thought about a caique but they seem way too loud and i live in an apt.
So now i am lost to what i want. The ideal bird for me would be a bird that makes a great companion , Likes to be cuddled and touched and likes to spend time with people. I have had many budgies before and all were tame enough to scratch their head to an extent and their bellies and would step up. But all of them never really wanted to socialize with humans much. They were far more happy left alone. Sure they would go to another friends hand but they would fly back to their comfort zone any chance they get so i think budgies are WAY to independent for me. I rather have a bird who wants to interact and even seek me out to interact with me but in the other hand is fine if i leave him alone and let him be independent. I am well aware of all the problems that can arise with birds who wants too much interaction since if they dont get it they will scream and all that but i want some sort of a middle ground. I can spend many hours a day with him but most of the time i might just keep him next to me in a perch while i work and occasionally would talk to him and scratch him. Also i would want the bird to be quiet enough for an apt and also be kind of acrobatic and energetic but not to the extent where they rather be with themselves. I want the bird to like my company and want to spend time. Also lastly the least important thing would be that he has a decent chance of talking. this is not important at all but would be nice if the potential was there. So please guys help me choose a bird.
ps: Also i am well aware that every birds personality is different but i just want to increases the chances by getting the breed thats the closest. As in if i wanted a less aggressive dog, then a pitbull (even though i am sure they might not be aggressive if raised right) would never be a top option.
I dont even know if there is a bird that fits this description but if there is please let me know of what comes the closest.
ps: looking for a parrot similarly sized as a Senegal. (little bigger or smaller is fine)