Re: Senegals and Red Bellies
Posted by Paula Satkin on 3/07/05
On 3/07/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 3/07/05, Paula Satkin wrote:
>> Hi - I'm trying to decide on a bird for a companion and pet.
>> I happend to see Red Bellies and Senegals - the lady said
>> that Senegals do not talk and are sweeter than Red Bellies,
>> that Red Bellies are "nippy" for the first couple of years.
>> I still have studying to do, but what do "real owners" have
>> to say? I am in Virginia
> I guess it's different strokes for different folks.
> I raise both the Senegal and Red Bellied.
> The one thing I would say is that there are no "across the
> board" stereotypes that would apply to these birds. The
> behaviors are more on an individual basis relating to a
> specific bird.
> The sweetest bird that I have, and one of the best talkers,
> is a Red Bellied hen. She came to my garden and has been
> here for several years. She talks up a storm, dances, laughs
> and is one of the best birds I have. One of my breeder hen
> Senegals is a chatterbox. She talks non stop when I'm in the
> bird room. I have another that is reserved, but says a few
> words and is extremely gentle.
> Bot species can be nippy at times, but I wouldn't say that
> one is more so over the other. While both can talk, the
> voice that they use is not human-like as a Grey has. Their
> voice is more mechanical and robotic, but quite clear and
> easy to understand.
> I think the Poicephalus are one of the best companion birds
> for someone who needs a smaller bird, might live in an
> apartment, and wants a bird with loads of personality and
> Granted, I'm biased, but until you meet or keep one, it's
> hard to comprehend what I'm saying.
> Good luck in whatever one you choose.
> Michael L