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Selection process

This is an addon to my prior post a few months ago called "Prepping best I can for next year"
Good news, the date still hasn't changed, so still lots of time lol

So I've done a small amount of research and have gotten this far.

Senegal:
Pros: Chill birds. Perfectly content with sitting on your shoulder and just hanging out for as long as you want.
Not super loud birds

Cons: Apparently very prone to be protective of the person they are around the most often
I don't have a child nor do I expect one so I'm not concerned there, but what about my pets? I want them to play with each other.

Which bring me to the next bird on my list.

Caique
Pros: Very outgoing and goofy
Can play with the animals.

Cons: More outgoing means a little more Vocal

Cons to both birds is the size, I'd like a bigger parrot.

I think I likely have about an hour in total thru-out the day I can dedicate specifically for the bird. Other then that time it'll be out socializing with the other pets or just hanging with me while I do what I need to do. As I said in my last post, I'm not looking for something I can leave in a cage and look at.

Now what I'm looking for, I want a bird that's resilient, social, smart but not to attention hoggy. I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of freedom with my career and hope to spend multiple weeks in a motor home exploring the costs thru Canada and the United States and I can't have a bird that will be stressed while out and about. (Please list any birds that would undoubtedly not be a good fit for me in response to this, it would be appreciated.)

Now for a breakdown of my life.
I have about 20 minutes in the morning I dedicate to my animals (Not including walking my dog which I'd like to bring the parrot with me if it's capable) for things like feeding and general play time with the bunnies and the doggo.
About 8 hours later I get home from work, walk the dog for about 30 minutes (Again, I'd love to bring the bird when temps allow). the animals will be out and about playing with each other until bed time between 8-9pm. With the exception of any grocery trips.
For dinner I'd like the parrot to be able to eat with myself and my wife.
Is a larger bird like a Macaw an option?
PLEASE list some suggestions I can look into. This is a big commitment, so I need the knowledge and experience of the people on this forum.
I want a companion bird that can be resilient, social, and somewhat laid back.

To everyone who reads this, thank you. And I look forward to the responses I get.

Edit: I'm looking into Eclectus parrots right now as well. Feel free to leave opinions.
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