Any bird owners on here?

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  1. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    My husband has had birds his whole life, and is wanting to get one. His parents own an African Grey parrot but he is really mean. Any suggestions on a good kind of bird that will talk a lot? My husband has a ton of experience with birds so high maintenance is not a problem. Any ideas?
     
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    springer spaniel New Member

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    my brother wants to get a falcon. pm me i might know someone:)
     
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    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    Cockatiels are easy and the least aggressive Parrot. The males talk the most and its not really clear but they are vocal.

    Conures are great too I plan to have one for my next bird. Their very smart and learn to speak easily from what I have heard. They are great birds :).

    Some African Greys can be sweet but its just like with a dog its all in how you raise them. Really that goes for any parrot anyone can be mean if they don't get tons of attention, training, and love.

    Alot of Parrots are like kids they are needy and when they don't get what they want they can get nasty.

    Macaws are sweet but they are high maintenance and require ALOT of attention so they do not turn out mean. Also socialization if you want to be able to trust it with guests.

    Really I am a huge parrot buff I have read up and been around jsut abotu every kind you could think of. I have had Cockatiels and an African Grey who was very sweet named Peanut. My mom has a friend who owns three Macaws, 1 Cockatoo, 4 Conures, and 7 Cockatiels. I have helped her take care of all her birds and teach them and socialize them.

    In my opinion Parrots are more work then dogs lol.
     
  4. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    Good information...thanks a lot!! :)
     
  5. Alisha2324

    Alisha2324 What you lookin at?

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    African Greys are absolutly great if you spend time with them! If have been in to birds my whole life, includung rescuing big birds! If you want more info you can pm me! I do have to agree with alot of what pixiesticksandtricks said!
     
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    Edward New Member

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    Heh, our dogs terrorise our budgie. We tried getting him to say something, but never did :/
     
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    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    My in-laws have a 9 yr old African Grey, but for some reason he is very agressive. They have had him since he was a baby, but he bites everyone except my father in-law. :(
     
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    Alisha2324 What you lookin at?

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    The Grey sounds like it could be a girl, have they ever had it sexed? Has the bird always been like this? Has anyone tried to hold bird when its nowhere in sight of cage, alot of birds are cage agressive, my cockatiel she will bite everyone except me when shes inside or in sight of cage but will go to ANYONE if shes in another room! If you socialize a bird with many different people its whole life the better, kind of like some dogs!
     

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