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Re: Whish bird is this right one?

Posted by karen on 7/18/07
(7) Comments

    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 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.
    good luck