How to Choose?
I'm contemplating buying a new bird or pair of birds. In the past I have not done so well with pets because I never had time for them. My birds have all died and my dog ran away. I know, I know, shouldn't that discourage me from getting any more animals? It did, for awhile.
Recently, however, an opportunity opened up that will allow me to devote almost all of my time to whatever bird I decide to get. I dearly love animals, especially birds and dogs. My problem is, I don't know which kind of bird to choose. I have no dogs or cats in the house, I have a little brother who is seven years old. We have a four-bedroomed house with one bedroom (mine) that has a carpet floor. The other three are hardwood.
We also have two fireplaces, one in my room and one in the living room. The one in my room has a chimney. The other does not, as it is a gas fire. We never use either one. We have a large kitchen with a gas stove, a sink, and a broken dishwasher. The living room, my sister's room, my room, and my brother's room all have a ceiling fan.
Obviously, it might be a very dangerous house for a small bird. I love parakeets, but I don't want to own one if it's dangerous for the bird. What kind of larger bird would be okay to have in my house that, preferably, can talk well and isn't too aggressive, as I have a younger brother?