Shira, my pineapple, has probably the best pet bird personality in this house. Well, she is the best bird who is mine - maybe, lol. Well, what can I say, all my birds are pretty darn sweet.
BUT, what is special about Shira, is that she is so easy to own. She isn't terribly easily frightened. In fact, she is sometimes too bold for her own good. She is very active, but less active than a kak, lol. Who isn't? Nevertheless, she can also settle down for a cuddle and accept petting and snuggling for long periods of time. She is already trying to talk, although they are not supposed to be good talkers. She is unclear, but she seems to be trying to say, "pretty bird" and "good girl", among other things.
Green cheeks can NIP. I used to say that Shira thought biting and chewing was an olympic sport. However, they can also learn, and she has learned to modify her nipping behaviors to the point that now she nips a lot but it doesn't really hurt.
Green cheeks love their people and they are not afraid to come to find you, so you have to be really careful that you don't kill them inadvertently. They love toys, all kinds of toys. They are very easy to train to do any sorts of tricks.
Shira is the bird I normally keep with me when I'm working on the computer. (Also the linnie is good with this.) Shira doesn't try to kill the computer. She likes to sit on my hands while I type and watch the screen. She also likes to look at the pictures, and she seems to have very definite opinions about the pictures, too.
Green cheeks hang on really tight when they are riding around on you, so if you go fast or bump into something they are usually ok. They don't get mad, but even if they do, they don't hold a grudge.
Well, other green cheek lovers will speak up, I'm sure. I think you will really like a green cheek since you like kaks. Imagine a kak with only about a third of the need to go, go, go.
The owner of the bird store has a green cheek who is, I believe, 28 years old. I'm not certain. He might only be 25 - or 23. He is at least 23. He is still going strong.