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Does anyone on this forum have Princess of Wales as pets? I'm considering what kind of bird to get next and I have been reading a lot about them and looking up a few videos on youtube -but- I read conflicting things about the noise level. A lot of places seem to indicate they are pretty quiet but then I read things like this
"The Princess of Wales Parakeet is often described as gentle and relatively quiet - compared to some of the larger parrots. However they are capable of producing considerable amounts of noise, and may not be suitable for all households. The Princess of Wales Parakeet is quite intelligent and some will even talk and mimic whistles."
from http://www.avianweb.com/princessparrot.html
I guess I'm wondering if there is a lot of loud vocalizing all through the day or if it is relatively sporadic or mainly at morning and evening like some birds.
I don't have a problem with noise but I have to be considerate about my hubby, he's sensitive to bird noise so I'm hoping to make a good decision.:shrug: They look like very lovable and smart little birds, as well as being beautiful and comical. I have seen a couple of other threads about them on this site so I thought I might ask. :)
 

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I'm not too sure, Shalice, and I know we spoke about it over on the linnie forum as well, but I would take the advice on loud noise with a grain of salt... parrots in general are noisy, there's really no such thing as a quiet parrot. They're very rare! :giggle: However, there are many comparatively quiet parrots like most smaller parakeet species, parrotlets, etc. which are quiet enough to be kept in apartment settings - noisy but the neighbors won't hear :thumbsup: I know that doesn't help too much on identifying the Princess' noise level but I hope that helps keep you from being too discouraged!
 

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Thanks Jenny, for the encouragement. Its a big decision to add a little feathered friend so I want to make sure I do the right thing. I'm slowly winning hubby over to noisier birds so we'll see :biggrin5:

I've also thought about Pionus....

Oh yes, and pois like Meyers:biggrin5:
 

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I have 5 Princess Parrots and though they are not pets all were hand raised. I have 2 pairs in a breeding situation. They are on the quieter side and I have never heard loud raucus sounds come out of any of mine. They are noisiest during breeding season, but it is not an obnoxious call. It is more like the sound of tubular bells and is I think a very pretty sound. They are very sweet natured birds one of the few species that can live in a mixed aviary. I think they are very lovely birds and I think that anyone that objected to their song would object to any bird at all even the quietest ones like the Bourkes Parrot.
 

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Kate,
Your information is always very helpful. I wish someone around me raised these.
 

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That's wonderful info! Thank you, Kate :)
 
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