At one time we had 17 pets and were unable to go on vacation because we couldn't get anyone to watch them all. We had 2 dogs (beagle brothers), 2 cats, 3 birds (a blue front amazon, a cockatiel, and an african grey parrot), 2 leopard geckos, a rabbit, 3 hamsters, a gold fish, and koi. Now we are down to a reasonable 1 cat, and still have our 3 birds. Never, never, never buy a large parrot. They can live to be 70 and demand a lot of attention. They can be obnoxious and very messy.