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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-19-2017, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, my name is Halle and I'm turning 18 in April! I have always loved parrots and birds all together because if my Grandpa Miles and my Great Grandma Dewetta. Rest In Peace nana💖 Because of them, I'm deciding to get a parrot when I finish most of my community college! I figured becoming a part of a parrot loving community would teach me a whole lot more than any book I could read so here I am. Right now I'm caught between a cockatiel, a parrotlet, a green cheek conure and a Orange Cheeked Parrot(Bee Bee Parrot). I've been doing a lot of research and I think these could all be potential fits. I'm gonna start volunteering at bird rescues to get a better idea and I'm either getting my bird via adoption or from a good breeder. NOT a Pet Store, those places make me sick. I hate supporting animal abuse and neglect and Petco, PetSmart and most other ones awhile their pets from horrible places and keep them in unhealthy conditions. Therefore, I refuse to get a bird from there. Sorry for the mini rant!. Anyways, any recommendations for species that are good for the inexperienced? Also does anyone know of parrot rescues near Oregon? I only found two near me online. What about good breeders?
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Hi and welcome to the forum, I think volunteering at a sanctuary or bird rescue would be great for you as you will learn all the different needs for different breeds and you will learn what not to do and what to do with your new bird friend when you bring him or her home.

If you want a chatty friendly hands on bird a tiel is always a good pic they like a good fresh food diet. The only draw back is the fact that tiels are super dusty birds so if you have allergy's you might not want this bird unless you have an air purifier which will help keep the dust at bay. Tiels are prone to night frights so you should to have a small lamp or light on in the room they sleep in so they can find their way back to a perch should they freak and fall after they fright.

Parrotlets are small colorful birds with big personality's and fun but it seems you want something a little larger if you are also interested in a conure or a Bee Bee. I don't have much experience with conures or Bee Bee parrots but I'm sure someone on here can give you some ideas about these birds.

I bet you will bring home a rescue bird as you can't help but fall in love with some of the birds in these places. This is why I avoid rescues I know I'd never be able to leave some of those birds behind and I'd end up with my house full to the rafters with birds.
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