Since I've thought a lot about my situation and everything lately I've decided that there shall be no more birds for me in the near future... probably not until I start working again once my son is old enough. (so after summer)
My MBS right now has gone from being in overdrive down to nothing. Now, I still want the birds I want but I've narrowed down my list to 4 or 5 birds that I want and no more. I had a large list but looked over it and really thought about it and decided that these birds are realistic and would fit in my life and the others would not. (Well, they could if I didn't want these birds instead)
My list of birds I want some day, far down the road are:
-an African Grey
-a Caique (white belled or black capped, either works)
-an Indian Ringneck
I decided against getting an Eclectus because their diets are so specialized and since they can't really eat pellets or seed.
I will want more Budgies and 'Tiels eventually but I decided not to put those on the list.
Right now though I'm happy with the ones I have.
I HAVE decided though, to help with my MBS, that I'm going to switch to a different interest of mine, reptiles! (don't worry though, I don't have "more reptile syndrome" or something ;P )
I went today and got a 10 gallon tank and all accessories that I'll need for a Leopard Gecko and now I'm looking for a baby or juvi Gecko to add to our family. They are super low maintenance but at the same time are cuddly, friendly little guys when socialized young.
Sooo, just thought I'd share my plans. I needed to get my MBS in check and that is what I'm doing. Now I don't want every bird I see and when I went to the pet store today I only glanced at the birds and then walked away.