By boss has a Red-Headed Amazon parrot, thats 30ish I believe. She's definately loud, but after a few days it just becomes background noise. I've always wanted a Macaw, or a lovebird, but honestly at this point I know that I don't have enough time to devote to a bird, but maybe someday. I do agree with the research as well. I hear all sorts of complaints about different dogs and horses that people have bought without doing any research, and end up with something they really didn't want, but they end up blaming the animal, or the breeder, ect. Research is invaluable, and before I end up getting a bird I will definately be doing a lot more indepth research into the breed I want, as well as talking to others who have one or more so I can be as prepared and knowledgeable as possible.