Thinking Of Adopting A Parrot..

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
Having Conures . ringnecks and Senegal Parrots myself I would say that giving the time you have available and that you are looking to adopt you will be very lucky to find a trained ring neck looking for a home. if you do go for a ringneck you will want to get one hand reared as I know taking on one of these wonderful birds and being able to train a bird that is parent reared or wild is not impossible but they are not liable to even trust you for some time. a conure can be the most loving but they can be noisy and nippy. the Senegal may be happier being left providing they have plenty of toys. talking wise they can talk but there ability to mimic lots of words is not good. I have four Senegals but training them for tricks I find one of the easy species once trust has developed. senegals do have a nasty bite and I call them clingons but with the correct training and attention these birds can be very loyal. and just love attention
 

Grant Pattison

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Having Conures . ringnecks and Senegal Parrots myself I would say that giving the time you have available and that you are looking to adopt you will be very lucky to find a trained ring neck looking for a home. if you do go for a ringneck you will want to get one hand reared as I know taking on one of these wonderful birds and being able to train a bird that is parent reared or wild is not impossible but they are not liable to even trust you for some time. a conure can be the most loving but they can be noisy and nippy. the Senegal may be happier being left providing they have plenty of toys. talking wise they can talk but there ability to mimic lots of words is not good. I have four Senegals but training them for tricks I find one of the easy species once trust has developed. senegals do have a nasty bite and I call them clingons but with the correct training and attention these birds can be very loyal. and just love attention
Awesome input mate, thank you. I am definitely looking down the hand reared route - it makes complete sense. I was I'm my local pet store yesterday and they sell a few birds. There was 2 female ringneck there. They were visibly shaking with fear and after to speaking to the "sales assistant " (ffs) he told me they were parent reared and from an Avery.... I could tell it would be very hard to get anywhere near them. Shame they're ept like this.
 

Zoe220615

Regular Member
Defo go for hand reared there is a huge difference i think. None of my other birds were hand reared and altho they are tame and will come an sit with u when they want they are alot different and obviously takes alot to bring them around if you can. Dont listen to pet shops they are there to sell. Find yourself a good breeder with lots of reviews off people and a website etc. My little conure i put my deposit down in feb for and waited completly worth it.
 

Grant Pattison

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They'e amazing birds Michael. Thank 2for the pics. I do love the ringnecks - they're my favourite. The Senegals are very characteristic looking if that makes sense??
 

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
Well I cannot leave out some of my conures. by the way Beryl was a true wild parrot that became my best and most Loyal bird. if you get the time look up some of my posts of our adventures together. Many members had met Beryl he was very special and still very much missed.019.JPG 012.JPG 005.JPG
 

Nik

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Hi and welcome to the forum, I'm Nik! It's lovely that you have such interest in parrots and especially adopting and re-homing etc... I know you have put your mind in those sertain parrots type, but have you tought of looking around whats for adoption and then researching the particular parrot kind, you may come across lovely parrots breeds!
Rosie was a aviary bird, and yes i believe its a bit of luck as well, but she has come a long way and with a lot of work, they can be trained and socialized! Anyway whatever parrot you choose, and if it's 100% tamed will require lots of time, so why not give a chance to a "crazy" bird and build a stronger relationship! Just an perspective from me ;)
Looking forward to see where this path will take you, enjoy the forum!
 

Zoe220615

Regular Member

Michael Reynolds

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I have never had a sun that has been that loud but I have experienced other suns that the sound can affect us. the other conure is a Jandaya on my shoulder
 

Zoe220615

Regular Member
I have never had a sun that has been that loud but I have experienced other suns that the sound can affect us. the other conure is a Jandaya on my shoulder
I have never had a sun that has been that loud but I have experienced other suns that the sound can affect us. the other conure is a Jandaya on my shoulder
Oh my mistake i thought they were both sun conures im still learning there beautiful though never seen one anywhere im going to have to start trying to see all these different spieces when i get the chance.
 
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