These birds are great pets for older children but may be a bit too nippy for younger children.
They are nice birds, so they can live indoor quite happily with you. They can also be friendly with all members of your family if they are hand-fed and socialized from a young age. They can become nippy as they mature if they are not properly or consistently handled. They need to be kept singly or they will bond with each other rather than you.
The most popular types kept as pets are the Fischer’s, Masked, and Peach-Faced. Make sure you buy a young bird rather than an older one because they are easier to tame from a young age. You can tell that one is younger by the amount of black on his beak–the more black, the more young (this may be different with different color mutations). The black normally disappears when they are 4 months old. Size is 4 to 7" Life span 20 Years