It's been about 10 years coming, I finally managed to decide on a bird. Honestly, she picked me. I've met a lot of lovely birds in my life and none have ever warmed up to me so quickly. The shop owner warned me before i met her that she took a little while to warm up to people. But for both of us it was love at first sight. She's 18 months old, and I've named her Effie. She has made herself completely at home from the moment she came through the door. It's like she's certain nothing could ever hurt her. All in all she's a very typical caique: piggish, adventurous and very bullheaded. I love it! I know I probably have some tougher years coming up in the future, but at the moment she's the sweetest little lovebug (as long as you don't take her food).