On 7/18/07, Jeanine wrote:
> Thanks. I started to rule out Amazons and Macaws. What about
> Greys or Eclectus Parrots?
I have a TAG he is a calm good boy.
I would not advise a Congo around children.
Greys like a calm quiet house.
Children may move too fast, be too loud.
A Grey will BITE if he feels threatened.
Also not many Greys are cuddly.
An Eclectics requires a vary special diet as they are
Prone to liver disease, not for the novice
unless they are willing to put in a lot of time
educating themselves to these birds special needs.
A Quaker may be more tolerant to children.
They like a more active house from what I have seen.
Quakers require a lot of toys and play area.
With children I would leave any bird flighted so it can get away.
Also remember the Amazons differ by breed.
Double yellow heads are more hot tempered
Blue front and Orange wing tend to be milder
If you have a large refuge in your area you may have luck
adding an adult bird to your family. A bird that is 10+ years
old has a developed personality.(You have a better idea of what
you are getting into, all baby birds are nice)
I volunteered at a refuge for about 1 ½ years and seen many
birds pick there own family.
Do your research and take your time.
Adding a bird to your house is like adding another child.