In Reply to: Re: Possibly posted by Roby on Sun, Apr 21 2013 at 10:49 AM CDT:
I don't think I'd worry so much about the time issue. It's more the quality and frequency of contact than being out all day long. You would want a larger cage, though, if she's going to be in a lot of the time.
I think you should work out what kind of $$ it would take to maintain her to see if it is realistic. Birds are not less expensive than cats, and can become real money sinks. If you can provide homemade (safe) toys and fruits and veggies, that's a good start, but you'll want to be feeding a good pellet for well-rounded nutrition.
The other issue is cage cleaning, which can be a bit of a chore. If your disability is severe, you might need someone to help with that, as it can get rather physical.
I find my birds a bit more work than my cats FWIW.
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