Acquired: Pet store
Posted Sep 06, 2013
I have to preface this by saying that this is based on my experience with one bird, and one that wasn't even "my" bird. My mother got this parrot from a pet store when he was born and owned him into my young adulthood. Unfortunately, my mom didn't do as much research as she should have into the breed and didn't realize what a huge commitment that a parrot can be - that this bird that she bought as a young woman would follow her into marriage and a family.
Later on, when she was busy with family and work and spent less time with the parrot, he became extremely attached to me. When he was attached to my mother and when he was later attached to me, he would be mildly or very aggressive with other people, especially if he was near us and someone would approach. However, he was always very affectionate with his "favorite" and would clamor to spend time with you.
Our bird was able to mimic some sounds and words, which he would later only use in response to the phone ringing or when he wanted to get someone's attention.
I don't want to give an entirely bad review of this bird, because I'm sure that they can be very good pets when cared for properly, but I want to stress that a person should only get a parrot when they are absolutely sure that they are ready for the responsibilities and commitments involved. Your bird isn't going anywhere anytime soon!