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post #11 of 19 Old 11-12-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
I always hear conflicting stories when it comes to the two, but IME, I have never once met a biter sun conure out of the dozens I do meet, but almost all are the loudest things I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. But they are so gorgeous. And the green cheeks seem to be cuddly from what my friend tells me. Then again, she had it handfed and socialized it like crazy to be an alternative to a dog.
Maybe I will just cave someday and adopt a Cockatoo. They seem pretty straightforward personality wise.

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post #12 of 19 Old 11-12-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I can hold my Dusky and Patagonian conure on their backs, and they give kisses, and I can even put their heads in my mouth! I only do it for about two seconds--its kind of a trick I taught them. Birds are amazingly intelligent, but so much work to clean up after.
That sounds so cute! Do you ever get feathers in your mouth?

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post #13 of 19 Old 11-14-2013, 12:11 AM
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Oh my Lord! Cockatoos are some of the loudest of any parrot I can think of! And I also had a gold cap conure that was just a little lover. You could do ANYTHING with her. The thing is, it's not so much being handfed (as all of my birds have been) as the individual personality of the bird.

And yes, occasionally I do get down feathers in my mouth, but that goes with the territory! Not to mention birdy poop in my hair and on my clothes. I always have my husband check me over after coming out of the bird room!

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post #14 of 19 Old 11-14-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
They absolutely are loud, but if I can handle one of those, all of the smaller birds should sound quieter in comparison Plus, I love how snuggly they can be if they are really tame.

Awww your bird sounds like such a sweetie!

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Oh goodness, but I thought birds are potty trained?

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post #16 of 19 Old 11-14-2013, 08:29 PM
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I have a male cockatiel that stays with my parent's. Then there are, now, two females in a cage beside him named Lily and Charlie that belong to my parent's. We also owned Charlie's mom, Sunny, but she suddenly passed away from we don't know what in June.
I would love to bring him down to live with me and my fiance but I think he might get lonely if I did that. He's use to having his cage right beside the girls and being able to interact with them whenever he wishes (though most of the time they want nothing to do with him).
A friend I had in high school had/has a smart male named Wesker too. Loved that bird. They didn't take care of him right though. I threatened to take him if things didn't improve. So they moved the bird somewhere else so I couldn't check on him. But Wesker was very smart. He'd fly to you, almost, on command. Knew some songs by memory and would only choose certain people to land on.

But I love our cockatiels. When we only had Charlie, she would wolf whistle at us. Now Buddy has taken up wolf whistling and he makes a noise that sounds as if he's trying to talk to you. Then he'll squawk when he's mad or you ignore him or he gets excited.


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post #17 of 19 Old 01-09-2014, 09:04 PM
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Have any of you had doves? I want doves that I can take outside with me and not worry.. Like Diamond Doves

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post #18 of 19 Old 01-10-2014, 02:10 AM
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I don't, but I had a friend who did. I think they were Diamond Doves, and she said they were delightful.

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post #19 of 19 Old 01-10-2014, 06:36 AM
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I love birds!!!
I use to have some 2 budgies and 2 king quails (both breeding pairs) in a small aviary... After the female died - after a good 6 - 10 years I could handle getting more, so I brought the male inside.
The male was rescued from a person who was going to release it into the wild as he didn't want him anymore... Really sad, as he was kept in a small cage - no flying room and wasn't tame, so didn't fly for a good 5+ years - when was placed in my aviary, wow, should've seen his birdy face! Took him a while to learn how to fly, but i think he loved it!
Anyway, when I took the male inside i got some java finches and worked with taming my male! he was semi tame probably due to me giving him what he wanted - freedom, plus good food and water! So he did have regular outing of his cage when he was in my home - which he loves, as my home was bigger than my cage! But he died after living with me for 7 years - I think - before he died - probably due to old age as he was fine the night before, but in the morning, he was gone...
6 months later, I decided to get rid of my aviary due to me not finding the time that the javas and quails deserved..
But recently, I been bitten by the bird bug and becoming really interested in breeding show type budgies... Sigh, it like fish tanks, once bitten, you can never get rid of it!

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