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Dachshund King

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Hello, I'm looking to get a new hand reared parrot to tame and train. I have done almost a year of research and my top candidates are a Senegal parrot, moustache parakeet, plum headed parakeet, red bellied parrot, caique, conures (green cheek, matron bellied, catus). If anyone has any experience or advice on those parrots please let me know. I'm looking for a fairly quiet, sociable bird that's not too messy. I know the individual birds will be different but I'm looking at a general overview of each species. I'm not at home for about 6 hours a day, mon-fri but have someone home the majority of the week. I have had experiences with birds in the past and own 2 budgies. Many thanks.
 

Luvss2ride

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I have a plum-head parakeet
This is Annie
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From what I've learned... they don't like to be touched and aren't especially snuggly ..... and Annie fits that. She can come to me and snuggle on me .... but I can't touch her (she makes little gurgly noises....lol)

But over all these months, she gets a wee bit better .....
But I adore her!

Personally, if you want to train.... go with a quaker. I have 2 .... love love them!
 

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Welcome! (All birds are messy. : ) )
 

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my pionus is quiet & not as messy as the other birds
My conure is loud & messy
My cockatiel is quiet but very messy

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Hello, I'm looking to get a new hand reared parrot to tame and train.
Sorry, but if you have done as much research as you say you have you will already know that a hand fed baby will not need much in the 'taming' department. As far as the 'training' end goes, that will be a lifetime seeing they will be constantly training us day in and day out. :rofl:

 

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I don't have one, but I think Red Bellied Parrots sound like great little parrots. But it sounds like conures tend to be more touchable - I do love those blue crowned conures. Have fun choosing!!
 

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All birds are messy :)
I love the look of all those birds but especially the moustache and GCC. Moustaches are great talkers with excellent colouration and I have considered one myself, the only reason I haven't rushed out to get one yet is because they are generally not cuddly birds and have loud high pitched voices. I would prefer a cuddlier bird, like the GCC, who is super cuddly with a big personality.
 

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if you were to go along the lines of quiet and not so messy, I would to pick between a cockatiel:tieln: and a green cheek conure:gcc1: they are probably the best choices
pros and cons of cockatiels
pros
sweet( if hand raised) small, over all quiet(as long as it doesn't want anything) pretty and much more
cons
I can't really think of any but-my male can get to an ear piercing screech maybe once a day(but it is usually because it is looking for its baby and mate) sometimes can fling food(parrots are like 2 year old for 30 years:lol:) but they are over all amazing pets

gcc
pros
generally quiet, good apartment pets, easily trainable(can come in handy for cleanliness) super affectionate, calm
cons
can pack a Nast bite can have a loud screech

I would absolutely hands down get a caique if I had the money, they are absolute clowns and lovelies:bhc::wbc:
I hope this helps!!
good luck!!

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Thank you all for the advice. It was much appreciated and it will help me to decide. I'll let you know what I finally get. Thank you
 

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I have a Mustache. He's 8 months old now. He's a sweet bird. He is a hand raised baby. He will take a bit of time to train and certainly lets you know if he doesn't like something. He has learned to say "HI", and has chosen my 8 year-old as his Person, but listens to me as MOM. He calls for my son and relishes interaction with him. When my son can't get him to Step Up or anything else he listens to me. He is not particularly loud nor shrill or particularly annoying. I think they are great birds however I would not say they are a good beginner bird as they would do best with structured training.
 
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