Wally is a short billed Corella and he's five months old. Hand raised and is already talking....well, he says "hello" so far, but we think he'll pick up more words soon. Although my hubby has had parrots before, other than a neurotic cockatiel I had when I was young, this is my first real foray in having a bird as an indoor, interactive pet. I've always been more the horse, dog, cat kind of pet owner.
But he's adorable. And so friendly. I'm amazed at how affectionate he is and how much time he likes spending on hubby's shoulder. He loves cuddles and makes kissing sounds. In hindsight we probably should have named him Sire Squawksalot...because he does make his fair share of noise, particularly in the mornings. But we have very understanding neighbors and no one seems to mind. The two cats aren't all that fazed, in fact they seem more scared of him than he is of them.
There is a potty mouthed Corella on Youtube called Eric who seems to have something of a following. I plan on doing a few video's of Wally's antics, so I'll make sure I post them here. And if anyone has any bird advice, please share!