Went to a petstore today and my husband and I both fell in love with the Green Cheek they had. About a year old unsexed (lets just say a him)and has been at the current store 6 months they will most likely rotate him out soon to another store since no one in that area has bought him. Was hand fed as a baby but now gets attention mainly from one employee who would love to have him but I think the price is preventing her from getting him. Was super active while we were talking to him and won our hearts by his playful attitude. Was very quiet and she told us that he rarely fusses. He was great for her when she got him out and preened her. We are interested and as much as I would hate to support a big business this little one has an attitude that I like. He is 300. Is that that high for him? Being in a store for most of his life will it make him less sociable or more because he is craving attention? As first time bird owners besides chickens would the Green Cheek be a good choice? We do not want anything that is too noisy all the time like a parakeet nor as flighty. How limited is their vocal ability? I ask you guys because I can read as many things as I want online but you all are real people with real lives.