which would be a good bird to get?
i currently have a cockatiel and am thinking about getting a second one thats a little bigger but not as big as a macaw. i had my interest originally on an african grey but after going to a bird fair this past weekend i am thinking about getting the grey, an eclectus, or an alexandrine.
at the fair i get to see and handle a grey and eclectus but no sign of an alexandrine, the only reason i know of it was one of the people there suggested it because it is just a little bit smaller than the eclectus but alot cheaper and just as good. money isnt so much the problem just saving some doesnt hurt.
the eclectus were very quiet and easly let me pick them up. the african grey was a little tricky because it was still young and attached to the guy that was feeding her but after time i was able to get it up and it didnt try to bite me or anything while i was holding it. i was also told the nickname for an electus is couch potato as it would seem they are not very active and just want to stand around or something.
i was told that the best time for buying a new parrot is around june during the breeding season so i can get a better deal then, so im planning to do more research and saving up money till then. i already have a big enough cage and anytime im home and not asleep i play with my cockatiel and plan to do the same for the new bird.
i am wanting to know input on current or previous owners on how these three are, how loud can they get compared to a cockatiel or a macaw or a conure. i know they are good at talking and such especially the grey which mainly caught my interested to get it. how would these birds due with my cockatiel? would they get along just fine with it or would there possibly be a problem? again i realize that these bigger birds will require more attention then my cockatiel.
any other input you think i should know would be nice