A few months ago, Tom and I started talking about getting a bird. I have had birds in the past, so I knew what I was getting into. I did a lot of research and narrowed it down to three species: an African Grey, Eclectus, and parrotlet. In the end, I chose an African Grey parrot.
I found a breeder and put down a deposit on a 6 month old. (I didn't buy it outright because I don't have a cage yet.) We think it's a female, but we won't be 100% sure until I have a DNA test.
The bird will need a name. I usually chose people's names for my pets, but I'm not sure what to do with this one. I could pick a name that would blend well with my dogs names, Norman & Stella. Or, I could go with an African name. However, my favorite names are the ones that you would appreciate - Wellstone or Kennedy, but my family doesn't like those very much (for a bird.)
African Grey parrot (not mine.)