ok, i know there isnt any such thing, but it's a nice thought and title
i'm thinking about (have been for a while) getting another (as in additional) bird. For those of you who dont know me my back ground is pretty good and I'm fairly expereinced in working with rescues. i'm only 24 and settled so birds with a longer life span are an option. i've worked with a pretty wide range of birds including keets, teils, 'toos, a couple of greys and currently have a lovebird. She's got plucking issues at the moment following an accident, so i'm concentrating on getting her better first, but am half thinking that a bird cage would be a good christmas present (told you i was thinking WAY off), and that she might like someone to talk to in the day.
the question is what is going to go inside it?
I've been doing a bit of research and my personal preference would be a quaker (even with the noise and potential issues they can have), but, my boyfriend probably wouldnt be too happy with that. He's not too fussed about noise, but doesnt like mess (that said he's used to my lovie and has met some of the other birdies).
i dont think i want a particuarly big bird as i prefer to keep mine flighted after the initial weclome home getting to know each other clip. so i think we're probably talking not much bigger than large quakerish anyway (i know it wouldnt work but i can still enjoy the thought lol)
i also want a bird who is fairly friendly, because as much as my other half tries, sparks has made it clear that she's my bird and he sometimes feel a bit left out when we're playing as she tends to freeze and glare at him like he's spoiling her game.
i also need a bird who (with plenty of toys) can amuse itself as i am out until about 4-5pm weekdays, although my lovie is out in the morning to "help" me get ready and out from the minute i get home
i'd prefer a bird that could share playtimes with sparks, but it wouldnt be an issue if they decided not to be friends.
my other half would like a bird he could play with and maybe teach tricks to and have fun with. i know that most birds have some capacity for games, but some are generally more playful than others
i dont mind noisey birds, and i know that as i am looking at the smaller size birds it wont be too much of an issue. i do live in a flat, but it's well insulated and you dont hear much of sparks even when she's in full flock scream mode
i know no bird will be the same as another, even with the same species, but we're talking crash generalisations here, so lets pretend lol
Oh, and we're probably going to go for a boy if we can, i'm not too keen on doing the hormones and laying issues if i can avoid it. This bird will be a pet, and NOT a breeder. that's not something i'm interested in at all.
i'm willing to consider anything from budgie upwards, but want to stay with the hookbills.
so... any ideas anyone?