Hi everyone! So, I don't have a linnie yet. But I am on a wait list for one! I found a small home breeder that hand raises linnies, and after speaking to her, I feel she may be a great place to get my bird from. She was able to answer a lot of my questions, but I know there is so much more I would like to know, and thought that this might be the right place to come. First thing's first - I live in an apartment building. Asides from all the other reasons I'm interested in bringing a linnie home, their quieter nature seems more suitable to my situation. That being said, I've been reading posts here, and see that a lot of people say that singleton birds tend to be a a little more "outspoken". How loud can they get? If I go out, is it likely that a single bird might call out constantly until I come home? (etc) Some of the reasons I only want one bird are pretty straight forward - two birds, twice the mess, twice the costs (vet care, supplies, initial purchase price)... and I want to be sure that I can keep up while providing the best care possible. I also want to make sure that I have the chance to bond with my bird, and am not sure if having two might interfere with that(?). The fact that wanting two would probably increase my waiting list time significantly, also plays a part in the decision too. Another thing I've been wondering - I have a large flight cage that I have plans to set up with different perches, toys, etc for in cage time... but wanted to know, how much out of cage time my bird would need (for play and interacting with me) in addition to having time a nice roomy cage? Also, can anyone offer up some suggestions on how to teach my linnie when out of cage playtime is, and how to accept when it is over (which means having to return to his or her cage). I have a dog, so I would have to make sure they aren't out at the same time. This would mean bringing my linnie to another room to play. Last but not least (and this might sound silly), but does anyone here suggest a separate "sleep cage" for their linnies? I've heard of people doing this, to help wind their birds down for the night. I also figured that getting my linnie used to sleeping in another smaller cage would give me time to fiddle around with cleaning the flight cage without bothering them (I know that even hand tamed linnies can be hand shy, or go through hormonal / territorial phases). Sorry this post is so lengthy - I figured it's best for me to learn as much as I can, before bringing home my baby! Thanks everyone!