Hi All, New poster on a new site (to us). Just to say, we have had pet budgies for around 25 years. mY Wife has always been way upset on the demise of each bird, each living for approx 5-7 years. We have taught every bird to talk & quite a few tricks. After our last budgie passed we decicided NO MORE BIRDS. Then, we watched a youtube video on Caiques, we were absolutely smitten. Long story short is we we now have a 5 month old boy & a 3 month old girl Caiquie. Our budgies were always intelligent & friendly but I cannot believe how much our caiques are so trusting. It was due to reading on this site, that we decided to go with the clever parrot rather than the talkative one. Thanks for your site information. Mal.