Originally Posted by bettalover2033
Wow! Your birds are so pretty. I love the pink color on the first one. IYO do you think that all birds have their own personality? Also, was it a fortune to pay for the first one or the second one?
I was thinking of getting a bird myself and so far cockatoo & cockatiels are my favorite! Yours just make me want them even more!
They totally have individual personality's, large parrots have the intelligence of 3-5 year old, but the mental capacity of a 2 year old. There have been tons of studies, and for birds that pick up human speech well(like African grays) can actually have conversations with them. A lot of pet birds even think they're people, which can be sad. They'll choose they're human as they mate then be forced to watch the love of there life love someone else. Also, I've never met two birds with the same personality, they're all so different just like people.
Cockatiel's still have personality but they're not as intelligent. They can still be taught to do a bunch of stuff though, the males can learn words and even whistle entire songs and they can learn tricks.
Be careful with cockatoo's, do tons of research before buying one because they're hormonal, and unpredictable to a inexperienced person. They also go through puberty at about 3 years of age where they're very hormonal and a bite from a larger cockatoo will send you to the ER to get stitches.... or put your finger back on lol then you'll have to deal with a hormonal bird for a few months every year.
Luckily I didn't have to pay for Rosie, a Galah from a breeder cost $1,500-1,800, and at pet store they would be about $2,000. And Rosie's actually a dark morph Galah and I don't know how much they would cost because there's no breeders in the US(that I know of) that breeds them, and very little info about them overall. And cockatiels are pretty inexpensive, they cost $60-$120.
here's the what the normal and dark morph look like together
And here's rosie, next to a breeders bird they used to have