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Hi!! I joined here because i want a new bird. :p i have budgies now. here are some types i am considering

~ cockatiel
~ conure
~ red bellied parrot
~ other?

do you have any info about these types?? or own them?? or is there another bird that would be better...? if so i would love to hear, lol thanks!!! lola
 

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Parrotlets. You just have to research them! They are tiny parrots smaller than budgies, but stouter and they have the personality of a macaw.
 

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Well, I was thinking of getting a cockatiel but the some one on her posted a thread about Linnies (It's a sticky in the Small Parrots section) Then I did some research on them and now i might be getting one :p They Aren't very loud and aren't known to bite. Also they don't produce as much dust as cockatiels do which is better for people with allergy's!
 

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I own 10 Cockatiels - I love every single one of them. If you're looking at getting a bird to have a strong bond with, a Cockatiel is definitely a great choice! they're energetic, funny, complete cuddle bugs and will provide you with lots of entertainment.

Noise is another thing, if it's going to be an issue, then you will want to go with a female. (males are very vocal birds) Both males and females make excellent pet birds - I'd suggest you get a hand-fed/hand-raised one if you were to go with a Cockatiel.

I also have a Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure.. they're excellent pets. They have a big personality for a small bird. There's a few traits they have -cuddliness, playfulness and itelligence. All 3 are what comes in the package when you get a GCC. Not all like to be touched or cuddled, but if you get a hand-raised GCC you will most likely find that they will become very cuddly! they're very intelligent, they can be taught tricks and learn pretty quickly, I've taught my GCC to roll over on command. :)

I don't own any of the others mentioned, but I'd say go for a Cockatiel if anything, though I don't know what the red-belly is like nor have I met one, but another two I see recommended a lot is parrotlets & linnies.
 

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I used to raise Cockatiels and they are fantastic birds!:) I currently have two Linnies and i have to say you can't go wrong with them (of course there is always that exception) they are wonderful birds. They are labeled Parakeet, but their actions and behaviors are more like a parrot. They are very sweet and aren't loud.

Just a suggestion..if you have only owned Budgies and don't have experience with larger species..I would move up gradually. I think any of the birds on your list would be a good next bird with the exception of the Red Bellied. Not that they aren't great birds, but I know if I was only used to Budgies I wouldn't want to take on a Red Bellied until I had more experience with other species as they require a lot more and the cost to keep them happy is much more. They need a lot of attention and mind stimulation...they have to be kept busy for their mental well being. They are great birds, but I would hold off for future. As I said..just a suggestion.:)
 

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I have a budgie and a parrotlet....I can tell you my budgie altho tame is not really a people bird...she will fly to me for a treat or to see the p'let. The p'let is a momma's boy and will happily hang out with me...he is not to loud and requires the same basic care as a budgie. He can be a little nippy sometimes. He does talk ...he is about 1 yr old now and has been talking since 5-6 months old....good luck finding the perfect bird for you and your family.
 

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GCC's are hillarious & make wonderful pets. My first one was not tame & tamed up just awesome! Parrotlets & Linnies really are a good choice! I also agree that Cockatiels make great pets if the talc doesn't bother you. Good luck with whatever you choose.
 

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Linnie's would be a wonderful choice. Big parrot in a small body. Not noisy and oh so loving!
 

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Thank you for all your suggestions!!! I am still looking into lots of species and stuff...really i would like a parrot i could pet and play with, and that gets really tame...im trying to tame my budgies, Lolly isnt that tame yet XD but Jigsaw is quite tame!!
 

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I used to raise Cockatiels and they are fantastic birds!:) I currently have two Linnies and i have to say you can't go wrong with them (of course there is always that exception) they are wonderful birds. They are labeled Parakeet, but their actions and behaviors are more like a parrot. They are very sweet and aren't loud.

Just a suggestion..if you have only owned Budgies and don't have experience with larger species..I would move up gradually. I think any of the birds on your list would be a good next bird with the exception of the Red Bellied. Not that they aren't great birds, but I know if I was only used to Budgies I wouldn't want to take on a Red Bellied until I had more experience with other species as they require a lot more and the cost to keep them happy is much more. They need a lot of attention and mind stimulation...they have to be kept busy for their mental well being. They are great birds, but I would hold off for future. As I said..just a suggestion.:)

Actually red bellied parrots are fine for 'beginners' in the bird world. They don't really require that much more attention or have any extra costs..... Specially if you make your own toys.

I think any of those would be fine.
 

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Well, I'm biased, but I would recommend a tiel or a linnie :wink: Both are very lovable and relatively quiet, with the linnie more likely to be quiet simply on the principle of their constant noise is quieter. Linnies make quiet chirps and mumbles with the occasional loud contact call whereas Tiels make a louder constant chatter and whistle with more frequent calling (in my experience). Tiels are also, most likely, less expensive depending on where you live. I would do some research into breeders and see what you find!
 

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Hi!! I joined here because i want a new bird. :p i have budgies now. here are some types i am considering

~ cockatiel
~ conure
~ red bellied parrot
~ other?

do you have any info about these types?? or own them?? or is there another bird that would be better...? if so i would love to hear, lol thanks!!! lola
I have cockatiels and a Green Cheek Conure. I love both. Cockatiels tend to be pretty easy going. My conure is very active and outgoing. She is more beaky than my other birds, but very sweet and fun. I also have a Rosy Bourke that is a wonderful little bird. Quiet, but outgoing and friendly. Loves to ride on my shoulder. Have you considered a Lineolated Parakeet?

Vicki
 

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Hi! ive never heard of the lineolated parakeets so i looked them up and there cute!!! im considering one now too lol XD yes a green cheek conre i am considering one because im worried about the bigger conures being too loud and big...so im looking at the little ones. thanks for all ur suggestions tho guys!! lola
 

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We have 1 parrotlet. Very quiet, even when she gets stomping mad,yes stomps her little feet to come out of cage! she is a rehomed bird and tame, a good loyal bird.
We have a cockatiel. Young and not hand raised. We have tamed him some. He will sit with me if I take him away from his cage to another room. They entertain themselves pretty well with toys. Not loud. Faithful and likes to be scratched. Another great bird. Relatively cheap to buy and wants a larger cage than most chain pet stores sell as a cockatiel cage. He is in a 30x18x36 flight cage. Think big!(A parrotlet will be fine in one of those "cockatiel" cages though).
We have 3 green cheek conures. Everything folks have already said about them. Lovable, smart, playful, cuddly. I will add demanding, jealous, and can be very loud when being demanding! Green cheek conures get loud. Otherwise we love our 3 so much. They have us trained. They get loud when they want their bath, attention, more attention, did I mention attention? We have one that takes a nap with me on Saturdays. Cuddles next to my chin and stays there till I stop snoring, I am sure he sleeps as well. Sometimes 2 hours! Then he poops on the towel I lay down for him and we are happy. I don't move when I nap. Just lay on my side so no squishing the bird. See how demanding they are?:rofl:
Now we have a Senegal, 4TH home for him. He is 5 years old. He is a honey bear! He loves me to death and I am his mate. These guys are usually one person birds. They won't like your other birds usually because they love you! They like to cuddle a bit. They love scratches, they talk, he does! He is not a large parrot. He can be extremely loud, once in a while. Way less often than the conures! I am so glad we got him.
Bourke's are good. We have one. Ours is not tame. She has come out of the cage on her own once. She growls at you if she thinks you are going to do anyrhing she doesn't want! We let her be and enjoy her. I know alot of people have them hand tame, I have seen pictures! They are nice, relly nice birds to have in your home. They have a sweet voice.Ours lives with our cockatiel. He loves her. Go figure!
I am sure you will find the one for you. Beware, birds are worse than chips, you must have another, and another!:lovehearts:
 
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