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Hello, my name's Brett and I'm 17. I've been looking for a parrot recently, and I joined this forum in the hopes of finding some help with my decision. I'm looking to adopt a budgie, a cockatiel, or maybe a lovebird or parrotlet from a local shelter. I definitely don't consider myself able to care for a large parrot or a really noisy/demanding one, but I can commit to a "beginner-friendly" parrot. Any questions and comments are more than welcome!
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Welcome Brett, glad you decided to join us here at Talk Parrots! I would suggest a 'Tiel or Budgie as a first choice as they are generally not aggressive at all if hand-tame. Lovebirds and Parrotlets tend to be a little unpredictable, moody, or aggressive in certain ways (like cage aggression).
I absolutely love Cockatiels and think they are fantastic birds, they are just lovely little things.
Let us know what you choose and don't be afraid to ask questions!



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Welcome to the forum! I've got all of the species you're interested in so I'd be very happy to answer any questions. They're all popular birds too, so you won't just get help from me

It's wonderful you're adopting too
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Brett! I think it is wonderful that you want to adopt your first bird. I hope you will enjoy meeting several birds and finding the one that is right for you. You will find lots of good information here to help you care for your new feathered friend.


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Lucy Linnie from Tribe of the Lineola
Vivian Linnie from Birds4Alice
JJ the Australian Red Rump (adopted)
Goldie the Australian Red Rump (adopted)
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Hello, Brett, and welcome to Talk Parrots! So glad you decided to join us!

Nice to see another younger member here! I personally think cockatiels are great birds. It's so exciting that you are looking for your first bird. I remember my first bird.

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Welcome to our forum, Brett!
I hope we can help you with your decision by introducing some small parrot species to you.
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Brett welcome to our group. My first bird was a female cockatiel and a good choice. Easy to train and they love to be with their person. They are so funny too! A male tiel is usually more verbal than females, I wish I chose a male but I was just learning then. If you are looking for a rescue bird this is the bird. Still it's up to you on what you decide. I didn't go with big parrots because they are really messy, and can give a good bite. My 8 yr. old parrotlet is aggressive with other birds, but a sweetheart to me. My mother in-law had parakeets that were fantastic talkers!
P.S. One big consideration when choosing a bird is how loud they can be. Loud birds are not welcome in apartments, something to think about when the times comes that you want to be on your own.

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Welcome Brett. I'm excited for you. Birds are so fun.

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I've been thinking about some of the species you are too! I am really thinking about cockatiels and conures. My aunt has a parrotlet, DO NOT get one they are feisty as in nippy and have personalities like those of larger bird. They are a little too advanced for beginners according to my research if that helps!
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I've been thinking about some of the species you are too! I am really thinking about cockatiels and conures. My aunt has a parrotlet, DO NOT get one they are feisty as in nippy and have personalities like those of larger bird. They are a little too advanced for beginners according to my research if that helps!
Yes they are fiesty, but so are gccs lol. People at the bird farm call gccs denis the menace. I LOVE my plet. Him and I are the most bonded. He was more challenging than my linnie or budgie in areas, but I would not say a gcc is easier then a plet.l by any means. Both would be advanced beginner or intermediate in my mind.

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I've been thinking about some of the species you are too! I am really thinking about cockatiels and conures. My aunt has a parrotlet, DO NOT get one they are feisty as in nippy and have personalities like those of larger bird. They are a little too advanced for beginners according to my research if that helps!
My first bird was cockatiel I love everything about them personalities to the orange cheeks and top feathers standing up, and they love to be with their people. Males tend to talk more and are more animated. The bird dander from tiels was hard on me did allot of coughing. I'm fine with my linnies.

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