thats what i'm starting to think now that Snowy is older. Before the cere was a little purplish, which is normal for young budgies I guess. But now its mainly white, with a tinge of very light purple/blue near the edges.
I would NOT recomend a cockatiel. Mine HATES me and screames alot! Some people love their cockatiels but i really dont. I am thankful my grandma likes him. He stays at my grandma's house. I like bare-eyed cockatoos. I saw one at the pet store and he was super nice. When it comes to feathered pets, I like chickens. They are cheap($2.50 per chick!) and make you eggs! I have a frizze chicken that I absolutley love!
I have a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure-Scooter, a Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure-Skittles and a Quaker Parrot-Gizmo. Scooter has a vocabulary of at least 100 words and talks ALL the time. Skittles has a vocabulary of about 50 words. Gizmo knows a couple words, but prefers to not talk.
Gizmo looks just like the Quaker my sister used to have. Despite his name, Dolly was a male, lol. He actually named himself-- before we got him, he was always saying "Dolly" over and over again, so the woman just named him Dolly!
I have a four-or-five-year-old blue parakeet named Skylar, and I love her. She's got quite the attitude, but she CAN be sweet. LOL
About them flying away when you play with them outside of their cage-- I have never let my birdy outside my room free-flight. Her wings are not clipped; she is allowed to fly around my room when she's out of her cage, but I've never taken her outside my room and let her fly.
I also used to have a yellow female (I think it was female) parakeet named Sonny, but I only had her for five and a half months before she died. :(