Recently I have thought about adding a new member to our family. Our Eclectus passed away and we have begun looking, nothing pressing that we get a bird at this minute, as I want to make sure it’s the right fit. I’ve read the good bad and the ugly with almost all the breeds of interest and I keep coming back to Macaws. I have a few favorites, but understand the descriptions here and elsewhere are generalized. The Green Wings, Harlequins and Yellow Collared Macaws are at the top of the list. That said, those mini/smaller YCM are crazy hard to find. We are looking into rescues too, and hope we are able to find that new member at a rescue that just so happens to be a bird that’s friendly with our human family members(maybe not all equally, but at least somewhat). Cockatoos where and still are up there, but they just seem to be all over the place and very needy. Our Eclectus was extremely sweet and I had him since he was a baby. He loved me and my wife the most, but definitely was good with our kids, and of course that interaction was supervised, but still he never drew blood, and was easy for us to read. He talked and sang up a storm, but the one thing we decided we wanted in our next bird was one that was more playful, and animated. I enjoyed the size of our Eclectus and would like our next bird to be his size or bigger, hence the large and mini Macaw choice, over the smaller conure type size. Would you all say I’m going in the right direction in terms of birds listed? Is it true the hybrids truly can have the best of each side? Am I asking for a Unicorn of a bird?(friendly, not a one person bird, animated, medium to large size).