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Re: scared senegal?

Posted by LT on 9/06/04
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    I once owned a sun conure, and I currently have a Senegal
    parrot. First of all, sun conures are definitely louder. I
    had one in an apartment and the neighbors never complained,
    but if noise is an issue, a Senegal would be better. The
    conure was friendlier. She especially liked men, and liked
    to give kisses and perch on shoulders. My Senegal is only
    friendly to me. He will try to bite anyone else. They are
    known for being scared easily, but I don't have that problem
    with him. He doesn't like long things that look like snakes,
    but he doesn't mind noise, like if I vacuum around him, and
    he's not scared of our cats and dog. I don't really have a
    preference. Both are the same personality-wise. They are
    both playful and acrobatic. Both like to go with me places,
    like ride in the car and run errands. I think my Senegal is
    a little more independent. He stays at home by himself 10
    hours a day, but he keeps busy with his toys. My sun conure
    was a lot more active and wanted attention constantly.
    I hope this helps.

    On 9/05/04, danielle wrote:
    > hi i've been doing alot of research trying to decide
    > between a senegal or a conure, i know ALOT of things really
    > just depend on the individual personality of the bird and
    > every bird is different...but with that said ; i really
    > need some help trying to figure out which bird is the most
    > adaptable to change, friendly, likes to just hang out,
    > doesnt mind car-rides, traveling etc... (i used to have a
    > cockatiel that loved to go camping, and to just go places
    > with me, and my friends amazon loves to go on errands with
    > her).i've read quite a few things that have said that
    > senegals as they get older are prone to becoming more and
    > more scared/ and that true? any of you with
    > conures-do they get that way also? which is a more laid
    > back bird? which is more independant? which is louder? (i
    > dont mind noice- but my neighbors might--although with that
    > said-- i have considered a goffin, and i KNOW that
    > they are loud and way beyond loud compared to other
    > birds..) last question..which bird would you recommend in
    > your opinion a senegal or a conure? if you say conure--do
    > you have a specific kind in mind? or any other breed of
    > bird of bird? basically im looking for a bird that i can
    > include in my everyday activities, and that would love to
    > go places, and just hang out, just as much as i'd love to
    > bring him.
    > ..sorry for the long just trying to make the
    > right choice. danielle