Welcome to TOOVILLE!
My U2 is my first big bird! While I was growing up, may family was also known as the family that unofficially rescued! Horses, dogs, rabbits, chickens & 1 old nasty rooster! I have had budgies while growing up and ALWAYS wanted a parrot!
So here I am with my Umbrella! Babe-Zee is an awesome bird! he has made my transition to a parrot owner very easy! I have no problems with mutilation(knock on wood) every once in a while he gets nippy but all in all he is a good bird! Its been a slow process in getting him to eat good foods other than seeds!(Parrot Mix)! He does scream but not all the time! Once in a while he will go a couple of days with no screaming,but he will make up for those "silent" days! He has come to work with me when I work a weekend and I have taken him to my kids classrooms and to my son's football games and shopped at the local store (except grocery)! He loves to bully my dog and scare the new kitty and he loves to see if he can scare my 2 younger kids (8 & 12)!
Have fun with your TOO! Love him forever!