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Lorikeets aren't for everybody. They're messy, very active, hard to keep entertained, have a specific and unique diet, are high pitched and loud and have one heck of a bite on them. I do love them and have kept 5 different species but I definitely don't think they're a bird that I'd tell people to go out and get. They can be okay talkers, they're hilarious and very cheeky, do great in pairs 'cause they love to wrestle but they have a habit of taking things quite far
Indian ringneck parakeets are also not a species that many people do well with. I think a lot of people see YouTube videos of the odd one or two birds, like Bowie, and get the idea that they're all somewhat similar but honestly from my experience most are far from it. They aren't very hands on, not really cuddly at all, they're well known for their bluffing, they can be moody, they're extremely skittish birds
I'm not saying that you 100% should not get a lorikeet or an IRN, but if you've never kept them before then that's what I do have to say about them. They're awesome birds and I have many good points about them but I just want to throw it out there that neither species are for the faint hearted
What I will suggest is if you want a large bird that is loving, not very needy and easy to keep entertained, a good talker, somewhat playful and very cute then look into the Alexandrine parakeet. They're a psittacula parrot, so in the same family as the IRN but they're a lot more laid back and make excellent companion parrots. They're not as common as the IRN and that's why I think they're often over looked but honestly, I adore them. Have a good look into them and I don't think you will regret it!
Here's a video of Kona. Feel free to look through my YouTube vids as I have some of my lories/lorikeets, IRN and Alexandrines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpeM...nXWhu&index=15