I gotta have my dogs around but to tell you the truth a bird is so much
easier than a dog thats for sure. I have 2 poodles in the house because
they dont shed :0) and they dont bother my allergies like regular dogs
Its hard to say if your bird will be jealous if you got another bird but
most are jealous in some ways no matter what ya do but most birds
I have one bird thats gets ticked off if I just go or talk to another
bird before him. I have 11 birds here in the house, everybirdies wings
are clipped to keep them from flying to other cages and starting trouble
where they dont belong and my 2 amazons I have to have in seperate areas
because the old (47) Double yellow head is so jealous of the Yellow
Naped he gets mad if he even hears her other than that birds here are
ok. My favorites are the Congos because they arent as demanding plus are
so entertaining and funny to hear. They seem to understand people better
I think and they arent screamers.
They are costly but word of advice from me is......dont buy from a pet
store check around and find a few breeders if possible if you ever
decide to get anther bird. If you need help let me or others know and
maybe we can help. I have 2 sites of breeders by states. Just make sure
you are comfortable with the breeder if you do chose to buy a bird so
you can always ask questions. You will get a better bird and not as
costly from a breeder most 99% of the time. Check out a few other birds
just to make sure if a grey is gonna work out in your house and is what
ya want in another bird too.
For now enjoy your cockatiel as it sounds like a sweet one to have :0)
Birds can steal your heart so quick thats for sure.
On 12/04/06, Jo-Ann wrote:
> On 12/04/06, Debbie wrote:
>> Crazy is the word I hear often or ZOO but you get rewarded so much
>> by your animals so its sure worth it. Thoses that think I am crazy
>> dont even have a dog and I cant understand that at all :0( but to
>> each his own I guess.
>> I tell everybody these birds are a hobby and I really do enjoy it.
>> (not everyday is great HA HA but most days are)
>> With the way this world is so hateful anymore the birds and other
>> critters seem to make it better.
>> Cockatiels are the way most of us started out with birds from what
>> I've heard.
> Well, my husband says no to more birds but wants to get a dog. I am
> all for it - love dogs as long as they are small, and don't shed!
> Since hubby is disabled, I thought a bird would be the best pet for us
> at this time since I don't have time to walk a dog and he can't. She
> is bonded more to me, but they are together all day, she'll be with
> him watching TV, sit on his shoulder while at the computer and take a
> nap on his arm when he naps - soooo darn cute!!
> The pet store I frequent has 2 baby grays - stole my heart!! One is
> sold already and I bet the other will be sold this week.
> I could just imagine what my tiel would be like if I brought in
> another bird!! She would be very mad I'm sure!
> I'm kind of crazy with her though - I do cook and bake for her, buy
> veggies she likes even though I don't like them. Bought a pomegranate
> (spelling?) she eats about 2-3 kernals a day! And sprouts and what
> ever I'm eating for dinner. Last night I gave her some broccolli and
> cauliflower off my plate and onto hers - well that just wasn't good
> enough!! She came over to my plate and started eating my cauliflower
> and broccolli! The little stinker!
> She brightens my day after a long day at work when she whistles as I
> come in the door - she's so happy to see me and can't wait to sit on
> my shoulder or on my head or under the chin. Love the little bugger!