£300 £450 I have seen them advertised for
Thank you, now this seems/makes more sense to me knowing what I've read, yes you get good and bad and thats just life with any animal, i used to keep Burmese Pythons when i was younger, i bought two as babies, a albino and standard, (ziggy and diddy), i worked away a lot at the time, ziggy the albino took a dislike to my other half (no idea that snakes even had this potential) he would rear up and hiss as soon as she walked in the room and move her way, i would often get phone calls saying she couldn't get in the front room and was confirmed to the bedroom/kitchen all day , tbf he was a really temperamental lad, even tagged me on the hand a few times but would happily sit on the couch for hours with us, Diddy on the other hand was just plain stupid, the only snake I've even seen that couldn't climb not even onto the sofa, but he would head toward my other half, curl up on her lap and just sleep for hours, never hissed, bite or even showed a sign he might, so yes i completely understand, these are not cuddly lap dogs, fluffy pooches and i explained that to both shops, but like you say perhaps just had bad experiences with them or just not had the total 100% commitment to work with them.I disagree, yes you can come across an OW like that I think that DizzyBlues bird is not so friendly. but as far as the amazon family go they are by far normally a very stable bird, I have had five in my time and worked with a flock of 12 birds together, never been attacked by one yet, yes they do have there favourites, Charlies number one is my ringneck Dobie, his no two is Conker, I am his number three and he accepts all my visitors. Conker is a little bit shy of new people but she is also sweet and nice, her no one is Charlie, then Bella a yellow ringneck I am third again. yes they have there favorits but they are not the type of bird that will go out there way to attack others, noise and calling can be trained out of them. I doubt if any of the people in the pet shop have had one in there home.
Appreciated, thank you, as I've said above and to the shop, I'm not expecting perfect, I'm not even expecting pretty good, I'm hopeful, but also a realist, my main concern is really accepting or maybe tolerating is a better word, the rest of the household, it doesn't need to fly to them and sit all day being lovely with others, just not flying at them and attacking every chance it gets (i understand this could happen and is part of life, if it does then we'll work through it or around it, if we need to), I'm not worried about the humans, i more concerned, if it is like this (aggressive to others) then it may need to spend more time in the cage than id really like it to, ideally id like it to be out during the day for at least a few hours while the wife is pottering around, even if its just sat on its play gym or cage, once I'm home then I'm hopefully he/she will be out till bedtime (when ever it decides that is), i can also see all this planning could/prob will go right out the window when the bird attaches itself to my wife and hates meA Amazon or grey can kick out some serious noise and it can drive people nuts over time, my two are fairly quiet and when they are noisy they make funny noises or shout words, whistle songs etc so it's quite amusing but it can be loud if your in the same room and they are on one. Some parrots dont mimic and just squwark and scream which can be a grinding noise on you and the family over time. Parrots are absolutely full of character and so so different in noise temperament mood etc etc. The amazons and greys are fairly big birds and both very smart it's fair to say most birds have a favourite and will tolerate others family members but not let them touch them and some birds are very excepting of other family members but I feel that's less common. Pet shops are not always the best place for views on parrots as they are normally bord stiff, not let out and make excessive noise because of this, yes a screaming parrot in a shop when your trying to talk to a customer or on the phone would put anyone off them lol, smaller tweety birds are easier to care for and less penetrating noise to have in a shop. I visited one of the parrot rescue sanctuaries and met lots of birds it's such a good way to get a feel for a bird and also get to grips with the noise and you will click with the right bird. Weather you buy a baby one or re home a older bird they are all rewarding with time and love and can be brilliant fun. I still side with the OWA being the more excepting bird over a grey, your doing the right thing researching and asking questions it's a big commitment having a noisy parrot in your house lol.
well, yellow thighed caique is what i really want but common sense needs to prevail here i think, well for me anyway, heard such bad things, im not going to drop myself into the fire, but i have met quite a few amazons now, not the OWA yet, but trying, but others and really like the attitude they seem to have, even some that didn't seem to like me still chatted in the cage to me.Go straight in and get the parrot you want dont be fooled to get something that statistically looks easier to keep etc etc as at the end of the day you will wish you got the parrot you wanted and dreamed of having.
To be honest i Thought I’d done that with the 14 month Senegal I found, in the pet shop she came to the cage edge, let me scratch her head, then when I moved she followed me, next time I put my finger in she hopped on it and made me use my other hand so I couldn’t get away, others walked by or up to the cage and she moved to the back, as soon as they moved away she came back.I wonder if you will just click with a bird that you wouldn't anticipate having?