Posted Feb 09, 2015
We were given Sweetie and Tweetie by out then neighbors, who told us they were a young pair, under 6 months old. Some reading up suggested by the state of their beaks that wasn't true, and they were a couple of years old at least. The kids tried to train them, but only got as far as getting them to step up onto a finger. They had hoped to teach the birds to talk, but a bit more reading suggested they were socialized to each other, and unlikely to mimic human speech.
We had them for around 6 months, before we moved to a new place that didn't allow pets, and had to re-home them again. Personally, I found their noise annoying, and hated the mess they made around their cage. They were relatively easy to care for apart from that, though, and the kids did enjoy having them, although they were starting to get bored and frustrated with them by the time they had to go.