Here is the bird x's 5~ A handful!! I worked in an exotic bird breeding retail facility for about 6 years and was addicted to parrots(til I had kids) They specialized in Quakers...they are difficult to breed in captivity because the are community type nesters...huge nests with holes for different families in the wild, hard to please them when breeding in captivity, but we had several clutches and they are great pets, though a bit loud, they love to hear themselves talk and squawk!
African Grey Magnum will be 23 in October, raised him from the day his eyes opened. My mom has his clutchmate Myrnie.
I also bred Moluccan's, Amazons, lovebirds, parrotlets and budgies. Talk about responsibilty for the life of an animal as a breeder, I have no idea what will happen when my birds all outlive me.
My flock is down to 5~ Magnum, a senegal named squeakers, an English budgie Enzo who is the sweetest thing ever!, American budgie Roxie and an American cinnamon lovebird Cinco.
20 yr old male Squeakers(handfed from hatching):
Magnum knows so many words and different tones of voice it is scary. He always asks the dog if they wanna go out(in a northern UP Michigan type accent/I do not speak that way!)
Cinco(my daughter bought her on May 5th a couple yrs ago):
The budgies(Roxy is not tame):