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So I've been thinking about getting a parrotlet, then a GCC haha. But now I'm thinking about getting a Maximillian Pionus I do live in an apartment. I do want a cuddly bird, but also something that can learn to talk. But talking isnt as important as the cuddliness. I talked to a breeder how pointed me in this direction and I researched it and think a Maximillian Pionus would be amazing. Any thoughts?
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Pionus species are not good talker either. If you want a good talker and quiet bird then do some research into the Jardine parrot species, I read they're quiet and have good talking abilities.

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Really? cause i've read multiple articles that say the same thing this one does.
http://www.avianweb.com/maximilianspionus.html
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If you read through this link it will tell you which birds are good talker and their noise level. here is the link for the Maximillian Pionu, scroll down and have a look at their talking ability http://www.parrotlink.com/cms//index...age=maximilian


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Here is the link to a jardine, scroll down to talking ability, you'll see they're better talker and noise level is low http://www.parrotlink.com/cms//index.php?page=jardine

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Thanks, I also found this one and it seems to be really helpful!

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-species/default.aspx
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I've heard that Senegal parrots are also quiete, cuddly, talkers
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I wouldn't say a senegal is quiet, they're quieter than most, but can scream pretty well, it does depends on the individual bird. My senegal is not a good talker but he is the cuddliest bird in the flock.



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So a Senegal or a Jardine maybe?
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If you want want a talking quiet bird then a jardine would be a better choice. I'm getting me another quaker next year sometime for my talking bird, but quaker may not be suitable for you because you're in a apartment.

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Here is another pic of my senegal for good measure .

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can't beat a female tiel for cuddliness... but they dont talk (males do, but theyre usually not as cuddly as the females. friendly and just as good of a pet, but generally not as cuddly)


but poicephalus are great well rounded little birds who are fairly quiet. tippa has some great suggestions theyre cuddly and many learn to talk, and theyre not overly challenging parrots


english budgies are known to be good talkers, but not good cuddlers.


ive heard pionus also arent generally cuddly either nor the best talkers.



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my male likes head scratches and loves to be with me too, but tiels arent known to be the best talkers. though males can talk, theyre not the clearest. theyre more whistlers. theyre also more bold and out going than females, the females tend to be happy to be velcro birds and snuggle with you lol



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So a Senegal?
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well tippa recommends a Jardine parrot, which is a cousin to the Senegal, because they are quieter and better talkers



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I find that tiels, and some Parrolets are sweet and cuddly, for I have had a few of those in the past, I am now working on sweeting up my new baby girl who is a conure, some of them can be cuddlers as well. But, it really depends on their personality in truth on weather or not they wish to be cuddlers. I have learnd that males are the most talkative, some females do talk for they do pick up a few basic words.
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I personally like pionus myself, especially the bronze winged but it is your choice And English budgies are EXTREMELY snuggly!!!! All of the hand raised birds I have had have been absolutely snuggle central

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really? well ive always heard most budgies really arent big on cuddling. who knows, perhaps i heard wrong or by someone who didnt have cuddly birds



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Yeah I've found with all of the babies I have hand raised they have been very snuggly. If you touch their cheeks they just blow up and get their huge heads on

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I always recommend GCC's to people, because I'm absolutely in love with mine.




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