Hello everyone, I'm so pleased to have come across this forum, from my brief look around it seems to be packed with information and, more importantly, lots of birdie photos! I'm lips and I'm owned by Peanut and Alex (as well as 2 Chihuahuas, 3 Canaries, 2 Guinea pigs and tropical fish) Peanut is a Senegal, I've had him for 2 and a bit years and his previous owner thought he was around 5. He's not sexed but I've always thought of and referred to him as a male. He's a little softy and loves a good head scritch, he says 'cuddle' then, rather dramatically, throws his head to the side for a scratch. If he's not ready to go into his cage when I need him to he clings onto the back of my hair because I can't reach him round there...I always imagine him doing a little evil laugh when he does it! Alex is an Alexandrine, I've only had her a few weeks and she came to me as 'unwanted' I've no idea how old she is (I'm saying she as she has no neck ring) Apparently she squawked too much and wouldn't talk and bites everyone so they no longer wanted her. I can honestly say she's been an absolute sweetheart since day one. She's certainly got a way to go before I could say she's tame but she's stepping up, walking up and down my arm, taking food from me and has never even tried to bite. She settled in really quickly too and knows our little routines. I'm wondering if the noise and chaos in her old home was just too much for her and now she's somewhere calm she feels she can relax. As a side note, Alex's wings have been clipped (for the life of me I can't understand why anyone would do such a thing, taking away a birds greatest gift) I know nothing about wing clipping and I'm unsure if the feathers will grow back? I get so much pleasure from seeing Peanut flying and I'd love that Alex could too.