Hi @ish, yes, I saw that you were thinking of getting a Budgie. We had two in Arizona. They both lived to be 5 years old. We got them together from a large pet supply company here in the US. They did remarkably well considering they came from a “big box” store. We got Keiko at a nice lady’s house here. We saw the ad for her on a bulletin board. Swung by and picked her up (she was reasonably priced), and she is home soaking it up. She’s 3 weeks old, and my wife went gaga for her. My wife had a rough week at work these past few days, so to hear her genuinely laugh and show outward affection, even if to an animal, makes me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Keiko is joining me next to my computer on my desk. I am now sharing my desk with the bird, yes.