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I have a green cheek and a tiel.. ( a parrotlet and 5 budgies ) my green cheek is a very quiet bird, very docile sweet and cuddly. She loves to be on me and does a few small tricks such as high five (4... Lol ), dances and gives kisses. She can be nippy at times but is just 2 yrs old and I think a tad hormonal at times.. She has never had a night fright even tho other birds caged beside her have.
My tiel is louder than my green cheek, but is not overly loud unless I leave the room, then she contact calls me... If I whistle back a few times she usually stops. Mine is female and I have heard males can be louder but also they can learn to talk and mimic. She is very friendly and sweet, cuddly and loving. Loves to fly to whoever she feels will give her the most loving at the moment.. She can be very sassy at times and when she is she will bite like crazy, but with no pressure and no pain...lo it's like she wants to bite you but does not want to hurt you. She is a very silly bird and will run around my hubbies desk grabbing his pens, caps etc and throws them on the floor. She is happy either out flying on us or in her cage playing with toys... She is a mix of independent player and sweet cuddle bug. She does have night frights once in a while, but they are usually started by the budgies in the next cage and the panic can be contagious. My birds have never been injured badly during a fright. A few budgies have bloodied their wings a bit thrashing, but my son usually ears them and turns the light on for them and then calms them down. I leave a 15 watt lamp on at night for them and that helps immensely!
Out of those two species ( have never had a love bird but heard they can be terribly nippy and aggressive ) I would recommend a handfed/raised socialized tiel as a better choice, however if you think a green cheek is what you want I would not hesitate in recommending one either, but they do require more training when young to correct the nippy ness they are prone to.
Last edited by ParrotletsRock; 10-17-2013 at 08:57 AM.