Thanks! I'll start looking for more info on these ones.
I wasn't sure about the lovebirds. I thought I had read somewhere that they might say a few words, but it's probably because my head is swimming from so many different birds! :tongue2:
So, great...thanks! We definitely want a bird we can interact with and physically hold/touch. I always thought lovebirds were cute, but my spouse said he would prefer something that isn't teeny (and unless I'm mixing them up, they are pretty tiny).
But, Wow! I haven't heard of most of the ones you mentioned. I never realized there were QUITE so many types of birds (for pets, that is)! Even when we had looked into the possibility before, I hadn't realized it. I guess because we'd gone to the local pet store and gotten some info pages from there to base our search on. They only carry a small number of birds there. I've never seen any other types than Lovebirds, Parrokeets, Finches, Macaws, Conures (didn't say what kind), and Cockatoos.
Yeah, we're not too worried about a little noise. Our kids are pretty noisy at times...then again, what kids aren't
And our puppy can be really noisy at times! But, he's not "yappy"...he only takes "spells" when he's a bit barky.
So, any Conure except for Jenday, Nanday, and Sun ones would be a good choice?
Okay...oh! So, Cockatoos make your "ears bleed"? lol...Is that ALL of them? Or just some? They'll have to go to the back of the list till we figure it out
So, if you don't mind and I'm not taking up too much of your time: What are some of the differences between these types of birds? I mean, what makes people choose (and LOVE) one type over another?
(Between Cockatiels, Lorikeets, Conures--the non-screechy kinds, Parrotlets, Sengal Parrots, African Brownheads, RedBellied Parrots, Meyers Parrots, and Indian Ringnecks.)
Thanks again for your time!
Originally Posted by Dena
I would remove Lovebirds from that list if hubby prefers talkers. I'm not a big fan of lovebirds myself, for the most part they are good birds to watch but not play with. Of course there are those out there with very interactive and loving lovebirds. I personally have never come across one. You can also look into some smaller parrots like Parrotlets, Senegal Parrots, African Brownhead Parrots, Red Bellied Parrots, Meyers Parrots and certain conures. Believe it or not some conures are a little quieter than people believe. The very common ones like Sun, Jenday and Nanday are the ones you want to stay away from if you don't like screeching birds. All birds will have an occasional screaming session but it won't be like a "cockatoo making your ears bleed scream" with the smaller birdies.