Here you go, my dear. As requested.
Senegals are my choice. Very friendly and playful, these are the birds you can roll onto their backs and they’ll just sit blinking at you. They are fairly affectionate for a small size bird but independent too.
Sun Conures are beautiful birds but VERY loud and squawky. they like to scream to greet the sunrise.
Greys are very intelligent.
The typical parrot, as explained is a macaw. BIG birds, needy and demanding.
Quakers are nippy, but fairly small (less than 12 inches is what I mean when I say small).
Pionuses are good apartment birds but also scream to greet the sunrise (most parrots do this, but at varying volumes).
If I was a rich housewife I’d get me a Goffin’s cockatoo and cuddle it all day. They LOVE to cuddle but often pluck feathers if left alone too much. Oh, and if you see a bird plucking regularly, this is bad, bad, bad. Get help.
Most parrots do not talk a lot. Really it depends on the personality more than the species.
Parrots (and all birds) are needy and demanding. They will generally pick one person in the house, perhaps the one with the highest-pitched voice. It will probably not be the one who feeds them.
No candles, teflon pans. Bird breathing is very fragile. They sell special pots and pans that are non-teflon & bird-safe. Hard to get…Macy’s does sell a couple types though.
Need a LARGE cage if they are going to spend a lot of time in there. Also preferable is if you have a seperate room for their cage to be in when they are being bad (less reinforcement). The cage better have an ‘interesting’ lock or the bird will figure out how to open it.
They are not overly loving but have much more distinct personalites than doggies I think. Personally i LOVE birds. They are smart and do all kinds of things.
Be careful you can deal with what they eat. For example, lorikeets have a primarily fruit diet, so completely LIQUID POOPS is a big factor. Not to mention how far they can fling it when they’re having a fit of pique (the fruit, not the poop!)
Read an article about a cop who had adopted a rainbow lorikeet. Someone had abandoned it or some such thing. Anyway, it used to sit on his shoulder, and the article noted how when he scolded his men it would bob up and down and yell at them too, like it was his happy helper.
Birds are a GREAT friend for one person or two people. They are a good mix of cat and dog personality, a little more contained than either, and with plenty of their own quirks.
Og, I want a bird.