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Thanks for your comments.
I knew Kodell had passed a month or so ago, but I didn't realize he lived in New York City. I lived there in the 90s, but I don't remember ever meeting him. I was quite green back then though.
Is there any signs one should look for regarding sensing the temperament of the birds when at the pet shop or is it just a hit or miss thing?
In the meantime...I'm going to order the book and the DVDs and start getting some ideas from there. I have a Vanishing Bird Cage that has been collecting dust on the shelf for years now. I've had a routine idea for it, but haven't put the work into yet. It think it's time to do it, and the parakeet would be a nice touch for the ending.