On 7/19/07, sheila ghattas wrote:
> Hi, I currently have a conure, and am doing some research
> as to getting an additional bird, have narrowed it down to
> a timneh grey, bare eyed cockatoo, or amazon. I like a
> clownish personality, would like a talker. and have
> children (who are great with the conure, age 11 and 13)
> any advice would be welcome, as all three seem like a good
Forget the clownish personality. None that you name are
clownish. There are more important things to look out for.
A TAG is very bold and daring and many don't like
children. Neither a TAG or a CAG are cuddly birds. It's
basically a bird for an adult. Any parrot might get along
with the conure or it might not. There's no way to tell.
Most TOOs are extremely loud and irratic in their
personality. Most are not good talkers. They're very clingy
birds that that need out of the cage, on the playstand
quality time. At times, they can be moody and nippy
especially if they're ignored.
A ZON is a decent bird, relatively quiet, friendly with
most, can put up with kids. It's not clownish. It needs
quality time out of the cage and exercise because they have
a tendency to obesity which could possibly lead to liver
ailments. Stay away from Double Yellow Headed and Green Wing
Amazons. Both are aggressive. Yellow Nape or Yellow Crowned
are good ZONs. Stay away from IRNs. Aggressive and sneaky.
Zons can develop a decent vocabulary. Again, there's no
guarantees concerning friendship with your other bird nor
are there any guarantees about talking ability of any
parrot. Actually, if a person puts to much emphysis on
talking, there might be dissapointments down the road. In
general, Rosellas and Jenday and Nanday conures have good
friendly personalities and are somewhat clownish.
It's not a good idea to choose a particular species based on
what people's individual experiences are. All parrots are
very individualistic. You might have 2 of the same species
in front of you but each will have their own personality---