Hi! I hope this is the right place to post, I'm new here. I've owned 7 birds for the past 2 years now, all caged indoor birds like budgies and cockatiels, but I'm interested in owning a little serama bantam! I've always loved chickens and I've done a lot of research into the different species of chickens over the past few months and have decided a serama would be the best option, as I've read they're great as indoor pets, are very small, and don't require an absolute ton of space like bigger species. I also can't keep anything outdoors because we are SURROUNDED by cats! I have no experience hatching eggs myself so I'll likely be buying a day old chick. But after that, I'm not sure where to start! I know it is best to keep birds in pairs, but I don't want to end up with breeding (or two males if I got two) and I'll be a companion for the bird, so hopefully company won't be a problem. Is that wise of me to do or do they need another chicken? It'll be with my indoor birds (separated, not in the same cage) so in the very least it won't be feather-friend deprived. I'd of course like to tame down the bird since that just overall makes life easier, when it comes to that how often should I handle the chick and for how long? I've read they get cold easily so I wouldn't want to take it away from its heat lamp for too long, unless I can provide body heat like a mother hen lol. What kind of bedding do chicks need? I can't use pine as my mother is allergic, and there's nowhere I can get safe sand. I assume regular hamster sawdust shouldn't be used. Would puppy pee pads be alright, or would that be too messy? What about when it begins to grow up, what should I use for an adult serama? Do they need anything like hay/straw to keep them warm? A nest? How long do the chicks need heat lamps? I plan on investing in one of the red bulb ones for warmth but I don't know at what age it should be removed, if at all. Would a heating pad be better? Should they be kept on all day or only at night-time? For food, do they need fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet? Do they need a variety of pellets or are chick crumbs alone okay? What age should they be taken off chick crumbs? Once they reach that age do they eat regular sized chicken pellets or do they need something smaller, since they're small birds, or perhaps a special diet? Are they super messy in terms of droppings? I doubt it'd be worse than what my three budgies manage but I'd like to know what to expect. How do you keep their lives interesting? Sorry for SO many questions but I want to get everything right, I don't want to be irresponsible. Thank you so much to anyone who takes the time to read or answer, I really appreciate it. I did google all of this stuff but I couldn't find much in way of care of a pet chicken.. Thank you so much again!!