I have kept birds for many years. Now I have 7 canaries. They are lovely and each has his or her own personality. I have never had lovebirds, but I think I would personally go for budgies. I should think that budgies are easier to tame. Of course taming means lots of attention and work, no matter what type of bird it is. If you are mostly at home and have LOTS of time to spend with your bird, a single budgie will become really bonded to you. Otherwise it's best to have a pair of birds, but then they bond to each other. Birds require attention and daily care. No bird should be bought on a whim, well, no pet, whatever the species, should ever be brought into a family unless there is true devotion present. Sorry, I'm rambling, we all know this anyway!
I've had budgies & finches as a teen and remember the budgies (2) to be very loud. They weren't tame but they were cute pets. The finches were nervous little birds, always bouncing around the cage. I have a cockatiel now (Lola) and she is tame and very sweet. I've also had a male cockatiel (Rico) & he never shut up. He knew all kinds of cute whistles. But when you're trying to sleep it's not so cute lol.
Lovebird vs. Budgie? Budgie all the way!! Have had both for long term and the voice of the lovebirds is very difficult for many to live with and the primary reason we have received many lovebirds through rescue, and rarely any budgies.
I have never had a bird before. But, you pretty much answered your own question. I think? Never had a Parakeet, but I know they are very loud. I like Lovebirds better. They are generally more well behaved. Let me know what you get. Ever considered the finch? I mean Lovebirds and Parakeets are nice though.
A budgie although can be trained, is not quite as intelligent as the Love bird. But the Lovebird is probly more expensive than the budgie. And the bite will hurt alot more than a budgie although the last budgie we had could really give a good bite, and they can be alittle aggressive. We had one that used to beat up on out Cockateil. If It were me get the Love bird (There beautiful) and really spend time training it.
I have owned both over the years and currently have owned a love bird over the last four years. The love bird is great, very smart, and extremely hostile against strangers. If you get a love bird, make sure you get a hand-tamed bird. Otherwise, if you don't, then you most likely won't be able to handle the bird as their bite hurts a lot. I have owned this love bird for the past four years as I mentioned above. When I got him he was just a few weeks old and I became his mate. It's very flattering, :o) , but now that the bird is getting older he is not satisfied with just me anymore. He is lonely and needs a mate. He is smart enough to roll up paper towels or newspaper from the bottom of his cage and then mate with it - all day long! It keeps him entertained and happy, but I find it a bit sick. If you get a love bird that is not hand tamed, make sure you get a pair of birds so that they can be together for companionship. About budgies.... I liked them a lot and enjoyed their noises more than the love bird. The love bird is very LOUD, so prepare for that and compare their chirping volume! Also, it's fun to get a hand tamed budgie (yes, they are better too if you get a hand tamed or hand fed baby) and you can teach them to copy sounds or even a few words. Have fun!
There is no such animal as a “cage bird.” All caged birds were either captured or captive-bred. No bird was born to be in a cage. In the wild, these beautiful beings are never alone, and if separated for even a moment, they call wildly to their flockmates. They preen each other, fly together, play, and share egg-incubation duties. Many bird species mate for life and share parenting tasks.