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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Question Adding a Medium Sized Parrot to my household

Hello Everyone!

I am new to talk parrots and am interested in adding a new feathery friend into my furry home.
I have experience with parakeets however have always been interested in a larger bird. With the dream to have an aviary in the future.

I am looking for a quieter species as I have a baby, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

I have been looking into Senegal Parrots, and the Poicephalus Family (Brown Head, Meyers, Red Bellied)

I was hoping to get your expertise regarding these species.
I plan on keeping him/her in our mudroom which allows lots of light and views of our home and backyard come summer days.

I would love your input!

Thanks so much!
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Hi! Welcome to the forum, a quieter species you say? That might be an interesting challenge as most birds will be loud in their own special way.

So I'm looking forward to any information of what type of bird members here might tell you that would be good for you.

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Looking for the blue diamond to keep in the mudroom?

Most parrots are loud, messy & need alot of time & care.

Really look into it as you have a full house of cats & dogs & a baby.

I had the loudest most vocal Meyers you could meet.
Constant alarm calls every minute for 3 years.
I wore earplugs her every waking hour & nothing I could do could make it bearable.

Even the more quiet ones can still raise the roof or splatter some mud.

So the mudroom...this is the place you take off your shoes? An entrance?
Traffic & drafts?
Does not sound ideal.
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

For quiet-ER <<< emphasis here haha! species I would recommend poicephalus or pionus for your medium sized birds. Both are quite gentle and laid back families. Other than being quiet, what traits would you be looking for in a bird?

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