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Red face After Reseaching for months.....

I am still completely and utterly lost. I want a small to medium bird, that would love to cuddle and spend time with me, I would love one who could talk pretty well, but that isnt a must. In the beginning I was settled on a GCC. But i wasnt content with looking just at GCCs so i looked at crimson belllied conures also and thought it would be a really good companion. Then i fell upon Senegal's and found tons of mixed reviews but thought this would be a great option. Then a white caped pionus. I am confused. I do live in an apartment. And i do want a cuddle bug companion that will form a strong bond with me. A life long companion
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Senagals and GCC''s were my only choices. I got a YSGCC and couldn't be happier. I did have the choice of 7 GCC's, 3 normals, and 4 Yellow Sided's. Maxx chose me so it was never an option. I have since seen a few Senagals, but am happy with the choice I made. Maxx is quiet, loving, friendly to anyone he meets and is the joy of my life.



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See I was so set on a GCC but wanted to see what else was out there and now i regret it because I am beyond lost now haha.
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I would normally recommend a senegal but after my senegal accidentally bitten my finger today I'd say stay well clear of senegals, they got very powerful beaks!

What you're saying here now is the reason why some people get themselves into situation of having more than one bird- at first they want a cuddly bird, then once they get their cuddly birds they find themselves still not satisfied because they want also a talking bird, then they go out and get another bird that can talk, next thing they know they have about 20 birds, one that talks, one that sings, one that dances and so on.
Sorry I'm not much help, i'm just trying to say you will never find a bird that will fits all categories, and my reason is same as yours and this is why I have 7 birds.

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Exactly!!! It's so hard..... but most importantly for me especially right now I need a cuddle bug who will form a close bond with me (:
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So I guess, which will form an extremely close bond with me and be a cuddle bug?
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Sounds like a green cheek...lol
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a female cockatiel. very strong bond with their owners and theyre the biggest cuddlebugs ever


and they dont got a strong bite, they live 15-25 years with good care, sometimes longer (oldest i think was into the early 30s). theyre quiet and easy to live with parrots.

you cant go wrong with female cockatiels. they also arent as nippy as GCC


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That is the one kind of bird I cannot get, my mother, who had a cockatiel, just passed away recently, so i am looking at getting a different kind of bird, but with similar personality. I still do want a cuddly bird that I can form an extremely close bond with.
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Go for a green cheek.... You know you wann-nnnnnaaa!!

And I am so sorry to hear about your Mom... My deepest condolences.
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I personally would go for a green cheek. So long as you get them through their nippy phase they are absolutely wonderful birds

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My green cheek even in her nippy phase was not very nippy and when she did nip it was very gentle... My parrotlet is 4 and still very nippy... And his nips HURT!! My green cheek is such an even tempered little sweetie and loves to go to anyone... She loves to check out strangers!
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I've heard they are extremely cuddly also, i know with a senegal you can form a strong bond, even a one person bond. Do green cheeks bond with their owners in te same way?
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My green cheek is attached to my side

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I don't know anything about sengals but my green cheek would happily spend her entire day sitting on my shoulder snuggled in my hair, preening my ear...lol

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My senagal can dance http://youtu.be/k9EZC-rk-XA

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Really I feel like I should get a green cheek anyway. I always come back to them. I was seriously considering a Senegal. Can GCCs travel well? Are they sensitive to change?
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That I don't know I have never traveled with mine... But I think she would be fine with lots of reassurance.
Don't make a decision because we love ours... You need to choose by what you like... Our relationships with ours can be an important part of that desicion tho.
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No, no. I've been considering a GCC for a while. I've even talked to 3 breeders. But recently i considered a Senegal just because i heard they weren't as sensitive to change. I reconsidered after hearing on another forum from multiple people that they aren't as cuddly, they tend to be more independent. Which may not be a bad thing since I am in college. But I also want to look at the big picture, and how I may want a less independent bird as i get older.
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Good I know we love our green cheeks so much on this forum we can be a little pushy in recommending them...lol have you gone to meet any birds in person? You may just fall in love with a species if not an individual bird if you do.
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