I'll get right to it... I'm curious about African Greys. I know that I probably wouldn't be able to handle one right now, considering their intelligence, and probably can't even handle a cockatiel, but I eventually want one and am looking them up. I found some articles but obviously experience is better aha thanks. I will say that I have read several of those articles and have a general idea of the personality and huge commitment this would be and know there's 2 types but, again, obviously experience is best. That said, I really don't know if I could handle one at this point in time so perhaps a 'tiel or 'keet is best and I am looking into them as well. For parakeets I'm thinking just the standard ones, like at pet stores, BUT I know there's American and English and pet store ones I think are usually American so I may go to a breeder, both to get a hand fed one and to possibly get English or part English. I used to have parakeets but it's been years so, again, would like some experience. I don't necessarily have to be able to cuddle with it or anything but I would like to be able to maybe teach it some cute tricks or get it to dance or make sounds and at least be hand tamed. I'm also looking into rodents however. I know I said we're probably getting chickens, and we most likely still are, but I'd also be interested in a small pet, so really, any information anyone can give is helpful. Thank you so much!