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RE: Parrotlet or lovebird?

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Mon Nov 10 20:47:40 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

I think a lot will depend on the individual bird or birds. I have worked with both and personally out of the two I have a fondness for parrotlets. That is just my preference though. My aunt raises lovebirds and would never be without at least one as she loves them so much. Personally I think parrotlets are quieter. There are some people who are annoyed by their little chirp/squeak noises but again some are annoyed by the noise of lovebirds. Also when having two or more birds it seems to me (IMO) that lovebirds bond more strongly to each other and have less of a need for human companionship if they have a mate. Parrotlets if raised to be used to human companionship seem more likely to keep their human bond even with a cagemate. Again this is all my opinion and I am sure others will have opinions that are just the opposite.

Lovebirds seem more likely (in the ones I have known) to self mutilate if hormonal or bored but personally I have never seen a parrotlet do this. Some lovebirds also seem to form a strong bond to a person or other bird and exclude or even bite etc ohers coming into their "family". Although parrotlets can strongly bond to one individual or bird they seem more open to a family or other people being around.

Again these are all just my opinions and a lot will depend on the bird/breeder/store/rescue that you choose.


   

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