Recs solicited for a 2nd parrot type
(Otange County, southern Cal)
I have had 2 Jardine parrots prematurely die- one at age 2 from aspergillosis and the other at 8 1/2yrs that was 6 days post op from a complicated ovarian surgery. The surgical bird had a seizure disorder as well and required daily calcium supplementation for many years prior to her death.
Needless to say, I am done with JARDINES. They are beautiful birds and we loved ours dearly but we just can't bring ourselves to try a 3rd Jardine.
We have a 14yo Meyers parrot who was born at our avian vet's clinic and he's still a going concern. Took him years to mellow out and he's a love as well. Never did learn to speak.
We prefer to be a 2 bird household. I don't know what type of parrot to obtain next and would welcome feedback.
We prefer a small to medium size bird not known for screaming, feather dust (cockatiels have too much for me) and aggressive behavior at sexual maturity.
My husband and I work full time Mon-Fri outside the home so the new bird would be (separately) caged in a day room with lotsa windows listening to the radio with our Meyers.
Any response would be appreciated.