Hi Matt....welcome! This is a great site for all types of discussions. My name is Misty & my baby is Samantha a 10yr young Umbrella Cockatoo. She was through a lot in her young life, being in two very abusive & neglective homes, then living with my dear friend Eddie, he then tricked the both of us into becoming friends by having me over everyday & interacting with her.
With all his intentions being great & for one reason only was that he had terminal cancer & seen our relationship blossom (which by the way for those that read my previous posts know how Samantha & myself became family, Eddie did pass away a few days ago, causing Samantha & myself alot of stress, I will & need to share this in another post), he then asked me the huge question of adopting Samantha, which ONLY after weeks of reading, research & discussions with my avian doc, this board & all the people who have educated me with their information, experiences & their love for their babies & after coming here & reading then did I decide to adopt Samantha...this message board & all the wonderful people that I have been lucky to chat with here have been a God Send, for myself & especially for Samantha's well being. Honesty about these babies are very important before ANYONE gets one of these babies in their home. WELCOME MATT!!