Began with pet birds in 1980. The normal keet and cockatiel; then upgraded to a baby Blue Front Amazon. Learned how to handfeed from her delightful human mom. And the pet store knowledgeable owner who mentored me as I worked in her Las Vegas bird shop. Began to breed Lovebirds, then traded for a pair of breeder Senegal Parrots… Usually had about 50x miscellaneous in my menagerie… When moved back to NW IL in 1992, handfeeding 13x baby lovebirds on the drive. Remarried after my husband passed away, but had to sell all but a handful of pets. Wish there were more bird people around!