confused about what bird to get for family
(Palm Springs, CA)
Hi, love your website. We are ready to buy a bird. We've owned parakeets and a cockatiel many years ago. My boys are 17, 15 and 9. They want an interactive bird that's fun and cuddly and maybe will whistle toons or talk if we can train it. I don't want a VERY loud, screaming type of bird. We are all a bit nervous of some of the 'biting' reports we hear of certain types we're interested in.
We're leaning to cockatiels again. Will it be engaging and entertaining enough though?
The other choice is a parrotlet. But we have a small dog and not sure how the bird will be with her, plus the biting. But I'm interested.
The pet shop tried to tell me about the green cheeked conure, but I keep hearing how loud they are and their biting too.
What do you think?