Im also 17y.o(turn 18 in January) I see we have a lot of likes! LOL
I have an Umbie, who is turning 13 this November 25th (I have had him since his last Birthday in November 25th 2006) He was a rescue. Although he caused me no cash at the beginning, his vet bills have been over $600. He is my BEST firnd. Seriosuly! And dont laugh at that! lol. I love him so much. He was such a rough lil one when I got him (You know the basics with a abused cockatoo; lunging, screaming, biting)
I also have a Red Lored Amazon. I have to say I LOVE her to pieces! She is such a great birdA! She is 18y.o (Older than me by half a year! LOL) And she was also a rescue from people who had her ince she was pulled form the wild 18 years ago. They coudlnt take care of her, and despite the size of her cage (which was actually good size) they kp her in filth and outside.
I also have 2 budgies, 2 zebra finches, 2 society finches, 2 canaries, 1 starling (rescued and handraised back in 8th grade)
My mom has 2 quakers, Both Rescues. And I gave her a Rosella Parakeet that was given to me by my friend, and so sh has a E Rosella.
I cant say I am adding any bird right now though. But WELCOME to the BEST cockatoo site out there!!! I enjoy being here and love reading all the loads of wealth and ifno comming from experienced cockatoo slaves LOL!!Mercedez and Bokka
p.s: I noticed you put "foster" by a few of your birds, are you planning on adopting them?