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christina8

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Hi everyone!! My name is Christina and I'm new, but happy to be here. Recently, my parrotlet that was 17 and a half years old passed away. It's been hard, but I know he lived a happy and healthy life. My family and I are thinking of getting another bird in the future when I feel ready, but we're still trying to figure out what to get. We want to stick with small/medium sized. Right now I think we've narrowed it down to either a Meyer's or Red-Bellied Parrot. I think we're leaning towards a Meyer's because we love that they're known to be happy around people but also somewhat independent. Red-Bellieds seem awesome as well though. Does anyone have any opinions they can share?

Thanks in advance and I'm excited to be here!
 

Davi

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Welcome to the Avian Avenue, Christina! Sorry to hear about your parrotlet, but glad he lived a happy and healthy life. I don't have any particular opinion on those two species, but I'm sure others will chime in to help.
 

SummerBerry

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Welcome to the avenue! Im so sorry about the loss of your bird.
 

cassiesdad

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Welcome to the Avenue...sorry about your loss.

From what I've seen about the species you mention, either is a good choice...I have no practical experience with either.
 

Zara

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Welcome to the Avenue Christina! :starshower1:

I´m very sorry for your loss
 

Shezbug

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Welcome to the Avenue :hiya:

I am sorry to hear of your loss:sorrow:
 

expressmailtome

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Welcome! I am sorry for your loss.
 

Love My Zons

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Welcome! I am sorry for your loss. Yes, to a very long and healthy life! I lost my parrotlet 5 years ago he was almost 16.

Meyers are beautiful birds, easy going and I look forward to seeing your new baby!
 

Cynthia & Percy

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Welcome I’m sorry for your loss
 

sunnysmom

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Welcome! And sorry for your loss.
 

Fate

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Sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve recently bonded with a parrotlet and they are amazing little creatures. You may want to check out a qauker parrot also known as a monk parrot they are so easy going and affectionate. Best of luck in the future
 
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