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Q: What type of bird is best?

January 29, 2010 | By GuineaPig | 4 answers | Expired: 1628 days ago

GuineaPig

Does anyone know any good birds for first time bird owners? We don't want a loud bird as in he/she will scream at the top of their lungs and we want a good family bird. One that isn't too expensive to keep. Also we dont want a parakeet. Are Caiques good pets? Thanks

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daryl b.
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Jan 30, 2010

my choice would be a cockatiel. i had always had keet but found the tiels are a much hardier bird. they are not even as lous as a keet. they train easily. but a male is what i think is the best as you will not have to possibly deal with ab egg problem. i always recomnend a tiel as a first bird. go on line and look at the different collors they come in. any collor variation would be more expensive. what every kind of bird you get if you can afford it a had raised baby is the best as they are already tame

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Anonymous
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Jan 30, 2010

You want a bird that won't scream at the top of it's lungs? Caiques are not for you. They are like little ADHD birds with really high pitched voices. Just look up "caique screaming" on YouTube and you'll see what I mean. All birds will scream at some time and all birds will be high maintenance and expensive, and there are no real "beginner birds". I would go for a tiel or budgie, as they are usually not one-person birds. If you want a lot of insight now or if/when you get the bird, check out www.avianavenue.com which is an awesome bird forum.

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Kavykeeper
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Jan 30, 2010

I had a cockatiel and guinea pigs at the same time. In fact, their cages were next to each other and they would watch to see what the other would do. They live long lives, so really think about whether you want one because it's a long term commitment.

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