We did a lot of research a few months ago. And decided a cockatiel was right for us. All the research I did stated that you needed to spend at least an hr with your cockatiel everyday for them to be happy. Well our boy Hedwig spends about 2- 3 hrs a day on average out of his cage with somebody in the family. This just doesn't seem to be enough for him, we are quite busy but it breaks my heart to see him clung to the front of the cage begging to be taken out as I leave for work. So my question is should I get him a buddy? If that would make him happy I wouldn't mind the risk that a new cockatiel will make him unfriendly with us. I just feel guilty, I thought we could provide him with a perfect home with over 2 hrs a day out of the cage(more than double what most sites suggest is adequate) Spending more time with him out of his cage is not a feasible option. Thanks for any and all advice.