Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 25, 2014
I really loved this bird. It was my grandmother's, and when I moved in with her, mine as well. I also had one at home, so I have a lot of experience with this particular breed of birds.
Pros: Very lively, chatty, intelligent and friendly. If you know how to handle them, they get attached very easily. They learn quickly and are good companions.
They get along well with other pets - the last one I had, Cori, was all buddy-buddy with my cat (whom I still have) and they played together, chased each other around the house - it was really quite a show.
Very friendly with children - first hand experience, as I had this breed as a child.
They don't take much space.
Minus: Might get a bit territorial, they scare easily, lots of mess, can get lonely very easily and thus you should buy them a friend to interact with, a bit fragile.