Here is the birthday present my husband got me today for my birthday. I named him Bailey after George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life", my favorite movie. As I am an animal lover, all my animals live wonderful lives, as I love to spoil them and love them for as long as time allows. My husband felt bad that I lost my beloved cat Mr. Sox and due to the animal dynamics in my home right now, a new cat was not a good idea, so he decided I should become a first time bird owner. Bailey is a hand raised Whitefaced, Pearl Cockatiel. I picked him out according to personalities that would fit me. Bailey is an alpha male and I should be able to train him with no problems. I may even be able to get him to talk some, and will work on it during our long life together, as he is only approx 4-5 months old. Bailey took to me right away and even preened some while I was holding him. We will become fast friends and I was thrilled to know he already knows "step up". I was glad to hold him for the couple hours while we got a crash course on birds and now we are home and have put him in his new cage. I can't wait to take him back out and hold him again, however like everything in life, patience is key and always one step at a time. Right now the dogs (Gus & Neil) and the cat (Tigger) just need to get use to having a new feathered friend added to our humble abode, so Bailey will rest in his cage for a bit. I can't wait to get pictures of him out of his cage! Can you say scrapbook opportunity? Oh, yeah!