What bird should I get?

What bird should I get?

by April
(Texas)

I’ve been wanting another bird to add along with my 5 Parakeets. I was thinking if I should get a Parrotlet or a Lovebird.

Answer:

Hi April,

It’s totally up to you! Parrotlets and Lovebirds have completely different personalities. I recommend researching them both–particularly their companion qualities to see which you prefer.

For example, Parrotlets can learn to talk while Lovebirds tend to be more cuddly (when not in a pair).

You can read more about each on these pages:

www.allpetbirds.com/parrotlets
www.allpetbirds.com/lovebirds

I hope this helps!

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Comments for What bird should I get?

Aug 27, 2015 hat bird should I get
by: Anonymous

it depends on your temperament and temper! All kindsof birs have also their own temper and you should understand it!)


Nov 19, 2013 lovebird get grumpy
by: bee

my lovebird turned real aggressive when I left home for college. Very aggressive. lol still beautiful bird. i want a cuddly bird for 13 yo daughter. thought a cockatiel any suggestions


Jun 29, 2013 Birds
by: Anonymous

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Should I get a Cockatiel or Parrotlet

by Tyler
(California)

I want a quiet bird that is cuddly, interesting, and possibly talkative what should I get.

Answer:

Hi Tyler,

Either of these birds would be great for you. With both species, it is the males that are able to talk. Cockatiels tend to be more cuddly than Parrotlets, so if that is very important to you, I would go with a Cockatiel. 🙂

Best of luck to you!

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Compare Black Headed Caique to Yellow Bibbed Lory

by ANDY
(Melbourne, FL)

How do they compare in the following terms; loudness, messiness, personality, intelligence, playfulness, temperament, ability to bond with multiple persons, how difficult can they become, overall opinions of which would make a better pet in a family with children. Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Andy,

I guess it depends on whether or not these birds are “for” the children or if children are just in the household.

I wouldn’t recommend either type of parrot as a pet for a child, but for just a household with children I recommend the Caique.

You can compare the differences between each species on these pages:

www.allpetbirds.com/caique

www.allpetbirds.com/lorikeets

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Male or Female Pyrrhura Conure?

by Angela
(Vancouver, BC)

Thanks soooo much! I have decided to only get one Conure but I have one more question: male or female Pyrrhura Conure?

Respond soon,
Angela

Answer:

Hi Angela,

Honestly, it’s totally up to you!

If I were to make a wide generalization, males can be more territorial and more vocal (which can be both positive and negative). And females can be more affectionate and cuddly. However, this is just a generalization (that can have many exceptions), and it’s really up to you.

I recommend seeing what specific bird you click best with at the rescue/breeder/store and going with that one. 🙂

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Comments for Male or Female Pyrrhura Conure?

Mar 20, 2015 identification of male or female NEW
by: omais

i’ve 5 pair of lovebirds,it is easy to say that i have 10 lovbrds,but i dnt know how many male or female,please do me a favour that i could identify myself.
regards


Conures and Indian Ringnecks

by Angela
(Vancouver)

What are the differences between male and female Indian Ringnecks (the blue kind) and the Pyrrhura types of Conures?

Cheers, Angela

Answer:

Hi Angela,

Great questions!

With regard to Indian Ringnecks, once they reach 3 years of age, they are easily sexually dimorphic. The males will have a black ring around their neck while the females will not. Some people think that the females make better pets because males can be more aggressive in nature. Both can learn how to talk. Females are great whistlers. Indian Ringnecks are very loyal and tend to bond with one member of the family.

With regard to Pyrrhura Conures, they are not sexually dimorphic so there are no obvious visual differences between males and females. Both male and female Pyrrhura Conures are very curious and for that reason can be “beaky” since they like to check out everything with their beak first. Males can be more aggressive (as with any parrot species) and more vocal. Some believe the females to be more cuddly.

Hope this helps!

God bless,

Michelle Jay

One or Two Pyrrhura Conures?

by Angela
(Vancouver, BC)

Hi. I’m getting Conures from the Pyrrhura gene and I was wondering whether I should get 1 or 2 Conures. What are the pros and cons? I will be buying females. Will they bond with each other or me? Please respond quickly.

Thanks,
Angela

Answer:

Hi Angela,

Honestly, it depends.

If you have not owned pet birds in the past, I would recommend getting only one.

And keep in mind that some birds just don’t get along. So, you may need to house them separately and take them out separately. It also depends on the birds whether or not they will be more bonded to each other rather than you. It’s a case-by-case basis, really, so you need to be prepared for all circumstances.

In all, I recommend getting only one Conure unless you are an experienced bird owner and you know for sure that they get along with each other and with you when they are together (or you are completely prepared if they don’t).

God bless,

Michelle Jay

Comments for One or Two Pyrrhura Conures?

Jan 12, 2015 Parrots NEW
by: Anonymous

I have wanted to get a parrot for a while. I haven’t owned a parrot before but own 2 dogs, a cat to. I feel like I could take on the responsibility, I’m home every day so I could spend lots of time with it but I don’t know what type of parrot I should get. I’ve been looking into either a Senegal or a cockatiel.. Maybe a African grey I’m not sure I just hope to get someone else’s opinion


Nov 08, 2013 What bird should I get?
by: Taylor

I need a bird that doesn’t cause allergies, my daughter has asthma but really wants a pet. Something cute but wont chirp all the time. Something easy to train and wont fly away, and something good with other animals. Got any in mind?


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