Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:57 AM
I'm pretty new here, and I was wondering if you guys could help recommend a bird for me.
My family has two small puppies that don't like birds, but I am training them not to mind one. They won't freak out unless the bird starts squaking or flying all around them. I have had experience by rescueing birds that have banged into our winodw, or were abandoned babies. I have read about a million books about them, and researched about them on the computer a lot.
I also have a rescue bird cage, that I am returning to get a bigger one soon though, that is pretty small although I don't have a preference on bird size. Also my dad does not like sqawky birds, so ones that are a bit more quieter or make cooey and soft sounds. My mom had a Gray
Cheeked Parrakeet and really likes those but any non-squaking birds would be good.
I am still young, but I am very responsible and can take care of animals by myself.
Oh also I would like a bird that is friendly, one that I can hold and play with. And calmer would be nice to, but puppies will flip if some bird is flying circles around them.
If you could recommend me any birds that fit my basic outline, that would be aweosme so I could research that breed more!
Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:37 AM
Sometimes an older bird, regardless of species, will "pick" you if you can spend enough time with it. Maybe you can find out if there are any bird rescues in your city/area and visit them now and then. Don't make a decision based on just one visit because just like us, some birds can behave differently depending on what is going on that day in the rescue. I think if you can meet some different species you will get an idea what you like and as I said, you may find an older bird who thinks they should live with you.
Best of luck in your search!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:37 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:57 AM
Not that big very calm and just plain sweet. Not that expensive either, Or you could just start with a parakeet. and someone clip wings so they don't fly around the puppies!
Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:54 AM
Any parrot can be noisy - no one has told my Green Cheek that she is a quiet bird and she can pump-out the volume pretty much equal to my Sun - although at a higher pitch...
If you are looking for cooey and soft sounds - a Dove is what you are looking for. Parrots are loud. The quietest parrot I owned was a Parrotlet... Which is a very entertaining bird and worth looking at if you are looking at parrot species - he was only 26 grams but he was as entertaining as any of the birds that I've owned in the past.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:55 PM
One day I went in to a small pet shop here by my house and saw this little silly acting thing hanging on the out side of the cage and so I picked him up to sit him back on top and that was the end of it. He is loud, silly, and loads of fun. He gives my dogs a hard time every once in a while, he put the cats in check, he told my husband to relax every once in a while and just snuggle, and he helps me with my school work. He is nothing that I was looking for, he isnt what I wanted at all other than he has feathers and a beak. But he fits in my family, he complaments my natural personality, and he makes our family feel more complete. He is my partner in crime, he is also my tattle tale. I wouldnt trade him for any thing in the world.
Go to a rescue, go to a shop, hold every one, play with every one. Love every one. Let the bird pick you. You seem ready for the bird, now let the bird say its ready for you.
Fredddie Girl- Feline- rescue
Zombiiie- Jenday Conure- Little pet shop
Bunny- Human- Hatched by zoo keepers
Wolf- Human- Found under a rock
Put us all together and what do you have: Nothing but a couch full of unconditional and non-judgemental love!!
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