I have always wanted to buy a parrot. I had a parrot when I was a kid. It was a mean cuss. It loved my brother, but hated everyone else. Amazon parrots can be very cool, but they are one-person birds - meaning that they really only want to be with one person.
For years, I have dropped hints to Brodi about getting a bird - not an Amazon parrot, but a nicer parrot. She always says No. She had no interest. But then a little trip to San Diego where she got to see some cool birds at the San Diego Zoo Safari, and she became interested. To make a long story short, we got ourselves a parrot. We wanted a bird that could eventually talk some, but was a nice friendly family bird. We found her. A female Eclectus Parrot. She is beautiful and the kids have loved her. She eats all kinds of fruits and vegetables and beans. She makes some awesome noises and is happy to be around us. Brodi named her Pidgeon Scout. Don't ask. But Pidge is now a family member. We just need to teach her to lift up the seat on the toilet.