I have a friend who has a Senegal parrot that's a lot of fun. This led me to volunteer at the New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary (fosterparrots.com), where they care for abused, abandoned and neglected parrots and a few other exotic animals. I'm learning a lot, and one thing becoming increasingly apparent to me is that NOBODY should own a parrot unless it is allowed to fly, or at least spend most of its time outside a cage and get plenty of interaction/exercise. Parrots are smarter than dogs, probably the smartest animal one can own. I encourage anyone who cares about birds and animals in general to donate to fosterparrots.com. That's my public service message for the day!