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Abby -- I find that Gemmy is really very sweet and surprisingly bold for a softbill. (Daisy I can hardly say that I have more advice to give than you LOL!!) He's....let's see. He is so easygoing it's almost criminal -- he lets me pick him up, move him, always steps up for me, and loves to hoover around on my carpet trying to pick up any stray seeds that the other birds might have left behind, LOL. He's really just this insanely simple bird compared to CC, or even to the parakeets. He does "flock call" a lot though -- he doesn't like when I lie down flat or leave the room and will whistle after me when he's feeling lonely, hungry, thirsty....but his song is really soothing and sweet so it's not big thing. He's not very active and mostly just likes to find a toasty spot (like atop my monitor, which warms his little feet) and stay there. He's really low maintenance, when it comes to entertaining him, LOL.
Edit: Oh and, Gemmy was the only bird I've ever gotten who was hand tame straight from the store. He's ALWAYS stepped up, and he was a pet store bird!
Daisy -- I think finch food is a good idea. I wonder sometimes if the food I'm giving him is a little big? I mean, I worry that he's not getting as much nutrition as he should be because some of the pieces are too large for him to swallow. I think I'll switch....