On 3/02/05, Clock wrote:
> This may be a stupid question but I know both Cockateils
> and Senegals are similar in size. I was just wondering if
> Senegals are a good deal smarter. I have had a Cockateil
> for about 15 years and he is alot of fun but I am
> definitly looking for a bird that I can interact with a
> bigger level then I can with him. He has two moods one
> were he wants to be pet and the other where he will bite
> me if I go anywhere near him almost like he is Skitzo lol.
> So I was just wondering if you guys can tell me some of
> the differences between these two birds. I appreciate any
> input you can give me.
Ah,the argument of birdie IQ.It depends on the bird,I have
seen some "not so bright" Sennies (going by vocal definition)
and I have seen cockatiels with 40-50 word vocabularies.I had
a Sennie that wanted his tummy tickled and would "giggle"
when you did it.Just generally speaking,yes,they can be a bit
more interactive.It's not a stupid question by any means,but
like I said,kind of hard to answer,because it does depend
alot on the bird itself and how it's raised.
Basically my advice is,find a GOOD breeder or bird shop that
has well-socialized babies,and go from there.It's usually
best if you can let your bird pick you.