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Hi guys, well not quite that green because I had bugies when young but now approaching very old age (53!), I am now disabled and rstired in the west midlands and looking for my first parrot companion, im guessing which ever parrot I say I have chosen I will get positives and negatives but I have narrowed my choice to an Alexandrine or conure,
I would love to hear from all and get your advice especially uk and local members.
Yep I know how much care a young parrot needs, I have secure life long accomodation and my income whilst not huge is secure, I am disabled and use an electric wheelchair but im not "ill" its my weight bearing abilities that are limited and I have 2 hours care a day to help with that. As an advantage over most of you I now know what my future holds and whilst it sure aint perfect I am gonna be home for my little friend, I have no other pets apart from my tropical and cold water fish, I know im never going to move, I know I wont have to change jobs, my child rearing days are over, so my new lil mate will get 24/7 companionship and access to my home. A long intro I know but if im gonna ask you guys for advice you need the facts.
I have read and read and read everything I can to make this decision and have adapted things even throwing out my teflon pans and george foreman grill! but there is no substitute for experience, I was a property surveyor and a very good one, I could write 20 books on how to build a house but I wouldnt answer every question you had. So there you have it, get back to me, bless you all and your lovely little (and not so little) chums.
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Hello and welcome!! I don't have experience with either of those birds, but I think they are both gorgeous I just visited my local bird store today and they had two young green cheek conures and they were sooooooo cute!! Over here in the U.S. conures are much easier to find, I'm not sure how it is across the pond. There are a few members on here with Alexandrines and a bunch with conures to give you advice!
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Welcome to the forum! I have both species and live in the same area


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Welcome and nice species choice! slight size difference though

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Thank you all guys for your welcome and support, very nice to get your responses. Well know one has said im completely barmy - yet!. Just wait till I ask a really daft question!. The size difference isny really an issue as a good size cage should keep both happy and im hoping that any bird will spend as much out of cage time as it wants. Will have the set up next to my riser recliner chair with a secure ladder down to a natural wood perch and a table top play area right next to me with a feeding and water area there as well as cage ones, I get to a supermarket 2/3 times a week for fresh fruit and can get seeds and bagged food once a week, im intending to modify my diet so shared meals become regular. Mind you from what ive read about some of your wonderful friends i wont have a choice!.hopefully vet visits wont be too frequent but can register with an avian specialist vet nearby for regular checks and my new mate will be insured.
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Thank you all guys for your welcome and support, very nice to get your responses. Well know one has said im completely barmy - yet!. Just wait till I ask a really daft question!. The size difference isny really an issue as a good size cage should keep both happy and im hoping that any bird will spend as much out of cage time as it wants. Will have the set up next to my riser recliner chair with a secure ladder down to a natural wood perch and a table top play area right next to me with a feeding and water area there as well as cage ones, I get to a supermarket 2/3 times a week for fresh fruit and can get seeds and bagged food once a week, im intending to modify my diet so shared meals become regular. Mind you from what ive read about some of your wonderful friends i wont have a choice!.hopefully vet visits wont be too frequent but can register with an avian specialist vet nearby for regular checks and my new mate will be insured.
If you are in the West Midlands I highly recommend Manor Vets in Edgebaston (their exotic practice) and not just because I work there! I was a client before hand and they have 2 avian vets, though mine is Toby Trimble. He's a great guy and has helped me so much with my birds regardless of the species

You sound like a very responsible new bird owner and you've clearly done a lot of research. Good on you!
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