Thank you! What would you suggest for a beginner a Cockatiel or a Parakeet. I have heard they can be quite "hormonal" Are they both easily trainable?I've never had Lovebirds, but I've had Cockatiels and Parakeets. Both the males and females were wonderful birds, I couldn't pick one over the other
Thank you! Are there any cons to consider with Cockatiels?For a first bird, I would pick Cockatiels, either sex.
In my opinion, Cockatiels have the weakest beak/ least painful bite.
Also, I found that the Cockatiels I have had remained tame better than budgies (like if you go away for a week vacation).
Lovebirds bite harder than both budgies or Cockatiels, and are a bit more "big parrot" personality.