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Posted 9/25/2008 8:22:43 PM Post #1585
 

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I have kept 3 lovebirds 1 cockatiel, 2 budgies and 7 finches since I was 5, now I want to get a larger parrot. I know that larger parrots require more attention and that if they get bored they will start screaming or plucking. I am willing to buy a large perch with TONS of toys and put TONS of toys inside its cage until I come home from school. I will also train it to go poop inside its cage so it can stay outside its cage for the whole day (under the watchful eye of my mom ). Which bird should I get?? An african grey, cockatoo, or AMazon?? I want a parrot thats smart, a good talker, cuddly and that will keep itself busy with its toys until I come back. How much will it cost for the bird, cage, perch, toys, and food??Thanks

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Posted 1/23/2009 3:19:27 PM Post #1769
 

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hi!  did you manage to get a baby yet? if so, what did you get?

the greys, toos, and amazons are very different birds indeed - their personalities and esp. demeanors...

Let us know....

I have kept 3 lovebirds 1 cockatiel, 2 budgies and 7 finches since I was 5, now I want to get a larger parrot. I know that larger parrots require more attention and that if they get bored they will start screaming or plucking. I am willing to buy a large perch with TONS of toys and put TONS of toys inside its cage until I come home from school. I will also train it to go poop inside its cage so it can stay outside its cage for the whole day (under the watchful eye of my mom ). Which bird should I get?? An african grey, cockatoo, or AMazon?? I want a parrot thats smart, a good talker, cuddly and that will keep itself busy with its toys until I come back. How much will it cost for the bird, cage, perch, toys, and food??Thanks

Manon

Posted 4/3/2011 6:03:00 PM Post #2569
 

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In my opinion, personality is more important than cost.

Here are their personalities:

Cockatoo: Loud, some breeds (umbrella, moluccan) cuddly, some (goffins, bare eyed, galah) a show off. Ok at talking, and great at tricks. Bigger than some other birds, so a little more expensive.

Amazon: Very good at talking, but some (especially the yellow nape) can get very jelouse if you pay more attention at someone/thing else and might, then, bite you. Medium/big.

African Grey: Most known for being smart. Like amazon, picks up sounds even if you don't want them to. Great at mimicing random sounds (microwave, doorbell...). Can be shy about new people and talking in fron of them. About as big as amazon.

I'm going to have to choose too, and it's hard. Good luck!

ME!!!!

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