Hello, thank you for this site and it's agenda. The site has been most helpful to me and I'm sure will continue to be. I'll try to make my reason for being here as short as possible. First I must say that I have never been on any type of forum so forgive me if I don't post correctly. Guidance is most welcome. My bird experience consists of an IRN and an English Budgie, both of whom are no longer with me. I love birds but had no plans to ever have another one, and never, ever in my life would I have considered any kind of Cockatoo.. Biggest reasons were that it would outlive me, there are too many being given up for re-homing, and I do not have the time and attention to devote to that kind of needy, emotional, crazy acting kind of bird. Well along comes Archie, a 47 yr old SC2. He has been bounced around within the same family all his life, staying with different family members for yrs at a time.. He was wild caught as an infant. No one in the family wants him anymore. By chance I was connected with his current owner who was going to give him to a rescue. So my family, me, husband, 4 teenagers, want to give him a chance. Yes we work. No we don't have endless hours to spend with him. Now he only gets let out of his cage an hour or 2 per weekend, we will be able to let him out approximately 4-5 hours a day, and take him outside on the weekends. Now he gets little interaction with his family. we will interact. His diet is mostly sunflower seeds, he has never had a bath, or been to a vet. He is a plucker. He lives in an old iron cage that only has vertical bars. We have bought him a new cage. I am scared. I was scared before I read this site with the small amount of knowledge I already had about toos. We have talked extensively about loving him no matter what, and we will. I like the "tell it like it is" aspect of this forum. So please tell me, am I fooling myself that we will give him a better life? We go pick him up on Saturday and despite any reservations, we are very excited to bring him home! Any advice or guidance is much appreciated.