My Husband has got a new bird, she is about 7cm long and called a pacific parotlette! I am not good with animals mainly because I am allergic to most of them. I am very allergic to dogs and extremely allergic to horses. When my Daughter comes back from a riding lesson I cannot even go near her clothes without getting an itchy throat and sneezing.
The shame of it is that my Husband loves dogs and we did have a dog called Marmite until baby number two came along. He was bought up with always having a dog. With having two young children and my Husband commuting we could not give her the quality time she needed. We gave her away to friends of ours and I still love her, however, me living with a dog made me asthmatic. It is horrible not being able to breath in your own home, I was constantly weezing and having to use inhalers. In the end it broke my Husband's heart to give her away.
I was unsure about having a bird in the house and feared I would be allergic but so far it is okay. She is cute. On the first day she came to our house she looked petrified, she hardly moved. I felt sorry for her. Slowly she is getting used to us. I just hope I don't do something stupid like leave a door or a window open when she is out of her cage!