Hi Everyone, I'm a perspective bird parent (Feel that a Senegal would be a good fit) and wanted to talk to some experienced keepers. I'm going to be going to college soon and was thinking that a senegal might be a good fit for me as I start my life journey. A little about myself: I am an aspiring avian and exotic veterinarian and want to devote my life to the care of pets. I prefer to be home instead of out partying like other college kids and want to have a companion who will sit with me and make me smile. I am extremely responsible and have cared for an astounding amount of exotic pets and feel ready to take on the lifetime commitment of a bird. The school I am attending is extremely pet friendly (animals are welcome to accompany students to class and are welcome to stay in any residence halls). I'm a home body and a hard studier so the majority of my time will be spent in the room with the bird or out enjoying the sun with the bird potentially harnessed. The longest the bird would be alone would probably be for 3 hour chunks once MAYBE twice a day. I plan on spending summers at home however so there would be 2 plane rides a year (I plan to take an airline where my bird would be on my person at all times along with making sure that the individual bird is comfortable with crate travel and is trained and habituated for transport correctly.) As for finances including high quality food, my parents would be covering costs so that won't be an issue. My dorm would also be large enough for a cage that well above the minimum suggested size and would be filled to the brim with toys and puzzle feeders. Noise is also not an issue as the residence halls are approved for birds as large as Macaws and as loud as conures. I want to get opinions as I know that a bird is an enormous responsibility. Do you think a bird could be a good fit for me?