When I was a kid our Mom has some finches. I'm not sure why. I just remember they spilled seeds all over the carpet and you had to put a blanket over the cage for them to be quiet. They never flew around the house or anything. They pretty much weren't much fun.
My brother last had some big birds and some of them talked. They where let out of this cage. They would chase his wife and corner her. One of them almost bit off his finger...again they don't seem like much fun.
They I saw this guy and I made up my mind once and for all.
If you can convince me otherwise, go for it.
Maybe you remember this movie clip. I have since decided that the bedside table is probably not a good place to leave your cuttlery