Hi, my name is Jim and I found this site a few days back and like what I've seen. To help maintain my sanity I have always had pets, not always conventional types but then I've found within reason some of the more unusual or exotics can be amazing pets. At the moment and in fact I guess for about the last 15 years it has been fish and birds. I have a 2500 gallon pondfull of goldfish in the backyard and 300 gallons of peacock bass in my bedroom, but the little flying monkey currenly chewing on my left ear is a 3 yr old female sun conure named bobbi. I sometimes wish that she had a mate so that it wouldn't be quite so loud around here, but then I think you lose some of the hand raised effect if shes got a husband. Anyway, after a very short period I have come to realize that I don't know what I'd do if this house didn't have at least 20 ear splitting shrieks eminating from it in a day. Sorry to go on so long, thanks, Jim.