I have passed my 11+ test and so was allowed to get something. I wanted a bird. My secondary school, though, was in a different town so we had to move. As I am one of five kids, not a lot of people were willing to give over their house to us (we were renting before buying). In the end we found a little bungalow. We first thought that we would be out after six months but we're staying for a year and the thing is, there's a no pet policy. This means that I can't get a bird yet. Although when we move i'll be able to, so while i'm in this bungalow,I am doing research. I have done quite alot and have handled my cousins bird before (cockatiel). At first I wanted a cockatiel, like my cousin, but after seeing Truman's fluffiness I wanted a cape parrot. However, after reading The Parrot Wizards blog, he said he wold not recommend a Cape Parrot to virtually anyone, so I am thinking of getting a Senegal like Kili. My family (mum, dad, elder brother,12, younger brother,9, younger sister,7 and youngest sister,6) are ok with this so I thought that a Senegal would be perfect as I've read that they are relatively quiet. My family wouldn't want to handle him until he is trained not to bite and I've heard they are really a one person bird and develop really strong bonds, which is perfect as it's exactly what I want. I know Senegal's are quite a handful for beginners (I haven't had a bird before) but I think I am up for the challenge. I have watched The Parrot Wizards videos and someone asked how hard Senegal's bite and he replied 'pretty damn hard' so I think I would get one hand tamed.
I am not sure whether this is the right choice to get a bird like this but I definitely think I could handle it. I am not sure to get a male or a female but I have searched the web and I haven't found any personality differences.
Sorry if this is a bit too long to read but I would really appreciate if you did as I really need advice.
Thank you, Safah