Parakeet or Lovebirds?

Parakeets or Lovebirds


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JaeG

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Cockatiels are easier and much quieter than lovebirds. They are also cuddlier than budgies/parakeets with most enjoying having their heads scratched.

It all depends on what you are looking for in a bird as different species are quite different in their personalities, and their likes and dislikes.
 

The Phantom

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I would hand raise a baby cockatiel! I had raised one earlier this year and he’s the sweetest thing ever. He absolutely loves his snuggles and I have him trained for free flights outside. He also has picked up on all my whistles I do and it’s pretty funny/cute when he makes them or starts singing.
 

The Phantom

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Some pics of him growing up
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Livvy0987

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It really depends on a lot of things. Have you researched about either one?
Yes, I have, my mom wants a pair of lovebirds, I suggested a parakeet first. I read that lovebirds aren't the friendliest little birds and can bite. I think they are both very cute. My grandma had a parakeet, she loved it. From what I read it depends on personality.
 

Livvy0987

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Cockatiels are easier and much quieter than lovebirds. They are also cuddlier than budgies/parakeets with most enjoying having their heads scratched.

It all depends on what you are looking for in a bird as different species are quite different in their personalities, and their likes and dislikes.
Thank you! I will look into cockatiels!
 

Livvy0987

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I would hand raise a baby cockatiel! I had raised one earlier this year and he’s the sweetest thing ever. He absolutely loves his snuggles and I have him trained for free flights outside. He also has picked up on all my whistles I do and it’s pretty funny/cute when he makes them or starts singing.
Oh my goodness, He is adorable. I never thought about cocktails, I saw one for adoption and thought they were really cute! Are they good starter birds? I have poultry, but never a bird (if that makes sense). My mother has found out that she really wants a bird. I will have to do some research!
 

KingB

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Cockatiels will need a much bigger cage than a budgie because if their size and wingspan, therefore costing more. Also, the bigger the bird, the more food you'll get through.
I always think it's cruel to keep cockatiels inside.
 

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