After viewing some of the content on this site, I think that it is worthwhile that I became a member and want to let you know more about my situation a little better. Granted, my wife and I are pet lovers and knew this was going to happen sooner or later.
*Yesterday*, my wife 'rescued' (ie. bought) an Umbrella Cockatoo from a guy who let his wife choose her dog over his bird. "Louie", as I think he was named, is two-ish and extremely sweet and appears to be in excellent health - mental, emotional, and physical. When I came in the house yesterday, he was cuddling on the floor with my wife. When I kneeled next to her, he came over to shower some affection my way. BTW, he has never seen me before in his life. It was kind of difficult not to accept our newest member with Louie being so charming.
Historically I have been a snob myself, when I owned a B&G macaw, Rupert [but sexed female so jokingly called RuPaul]. Rupert had taken to my pet store friend and when he lost everything in a home fire (except the kitten that saved his life), I gave (yes, gave) Rupert to him as a gift/replacement for his three birds (CAG, DYH, YNA) that he lost in the disaster.
I kept my old cage (3' x 4' x 5'), but it was still packed away and needed assembling/cleaning so I was off to PetsMart (just before 9PM) to buy a temp cage, snacks, toys for the night. Several hundred $ and a few hours later, Louie peacefully accepted his new room for the evening. I did try to get him to sleep with us, but once the lights were out - he became uneasy and fidgety. Today, we took him out of his new cage, showered with him ( he loves to drink out of the water faucet) and set his room up for the day. I unplugged and removed any cords, papered and toweled the floor, etc. He has full reign of the room, but this is not where I want to keep him during the day.
My PLANS are to have a nightime cage (the one I bought last night) in the spare bedroom and a daytime play area in our bonus room (20' x 24') in the garage. I still have to finish it : insulate, sheetrock, and bring in AC/Heat before I move him in, but I think he will like it better because it is twice as large and we can add play toys everywhere.
My biggest concern is his mental and emotional health. He is as sweet and cuddly as any other young, impressionable 'too. But since both my wife and I work 8+ hours a day, I am concerned with his attitude changing. Maybe a day or two a week she could bring him with her to the office, but that is still uncertain. In the evening, he will be with us all the time. We cooked and ate with our B&G and plan to do the same with Louie. I do not want him to become unhappy with his new home. I hope having a play cage/area and a separate sleeping cage/room won't have a negative effect on him such as developing any bad habits from stress, lonliness, or depression. His happiness and wellbeing are my top concerns so please feel free to send me any comments or suggestions about my proposed plans.