Bird Lovers!

  1. I am thinking of getting my son (and me too) a Love Bird for a pet. We have never had a bird before. Anyone out there have one? Any advice would be appreciated! Should I or Should I not!
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Angelica
    A lovebird would not be my first choice. Certainly, there are lovebirds that make excellent pets, but they are not as consistently good pets as some other species. In that price range I think you can't go wrong with a hand-raised cockatiel or budgerigar. I speak as one who has had the misfortune of living with a misanthropic, blood-lusting lovebird. It was a vicious little custard (use your imagination and change the first two letters)
  4. by   debralynn
    ok, thanks. I will look into a cockatiel!
  5. by   Tookie
    Budgies for us - however they are very common here and we have lots of other parrot types to choose from as well -
    But l think that the budgies are easier to train and talk -
  6. by   BadBird
    For a first bird definately think of a cockateil, get a baby that was hand fed, they are sweet and don't bite. Of course they will be messy and sometimes noisy but cockateils aren't particullary screamers. Another advantage is is you want to go away for a few days just leave extra food and water. Hope you enjoy your new bird.
  7. by   gwenith
    Do NOT recommend Galahs or Cockatoos both are large birds - very cheeky very entertaining with a big personalities and vocabularies but they are NOISY!!! and destrutive. Budgerigars are always a nice option and are gentle little birds.
  8. by   Tookie
    The other possible problem with cockatoos - apart from the fact that they screech and are large - they can live for up to 60 years or so l beleive -
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Birds can and do live a LONG time. Be careful to plan on having the bird 10-60 years or longer as said above, depending on breed. Some even have to WILL them to relatives/friends. Yep, they live that long. and they can be NOISY as heck. Happy hunting.