Hello, everyone! My name is Scooter and this is my first time on a forum site. I have always been a lover of birds, but have never seriously owned a bird. I have had pairs of parakeets as a young child; however, it was my parents who did most of the caretaking. My most recent experience with owning birds was a pair of parakeets that ended up flying away (their cage was broken by my at-the-time 5-year-old sister). Recently, I've been wanting to adopt a bird that I can truly call my companion. I'm not quite sure where to start in my journey to finally being the bird owner that I've always wanted to be, so I decided to come here where I can hopefully get help from the experts! I look forward to meeting everyone!