Sorry in advance. As the title suggests, I am looking into getting a Caique in about three months. I have been reading about the cute moments (along with watching videos), along with the massive negatives. I have read the famous "the good, the bad, and the ugly" as well! I have been reading just about every night about this bird for the last 5 weeks now. I did own a Cockatiel (who was very independent), and a gold cap conure. The conure really nipped me, nothing super hard, but it was an on-the-spot buy (regretfully), and I did not know how to train a bird then. I am vowing I will not do that again, hence why I am waiting a few months before I pull the trigger. So, in a sense, this Caique will be my truly first bird. More about me; This bird will be living with a family of four, including me. Our apartment permit birds, so I checked that out. I am a recent college graduate as well, so I do not need to return to school. I currently work 5 days a week (rarely 6), anywhere from 5 to 8 hours. So I feel confident I can give the Caique the attention it needs (I think), but please correct me if I am wrong. In about a month, I am hoping to get a promotion at one of my jobs and only work 4 8s, so that will give me more free time! My girlfriend will be over to see him as well since it will be our bird. I guess what I am seeking here is to know if they will fit in my work schedule. There is a Caique (who is already adopted sadly) who is super quiet and nice. He gives delicate bites, loves to be handled, flipped over and wrestled with, which is why I fell in love with the species. Granted, it is a baby. I know when the hormones kicks in, it will be different. I currently own a dog, who is about to turn 7. I have had her since she was 9 weeks old. But I have read so many negatives. And it's a huge commitment. I do not want to rehome one. Cheers.