On 7/19/07, Dave wrote:
> 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---