I have had just about any type of pet there is at one point or other in my life but right now my friend is a Maximilian Pionus Parrot name Dobby I was given when his owner could no longer keep him. Before him I had Lurch, another Maxi for about 6 years till he escaped due to a dumb mistake, and before that Nerd, my best friend, another Maxi for 31 years till he passed away on my arm after being sick a while:cry:
Lurch and Dobby talk/talked, Nerd made wild Pionus noises and we understood each other perfectly and he loved and trusted me. Lurch grew to finally trust and love me after a long time, Dobby likes everyone and refuses to bite. His true love is my sister who he fly's after when she tries to leave his area.
Parrots are a LOT of work, are messy, noisy, and tend to bite, but once you've earned their trust they are loyal and loving family members for the rest of their or your life.