3. African Grey Parrots
African greys are one of the priciest birds to own initially, but they make wonderful and extremely rewarding pets. Plus, while the initial cost may be high, the subsequent cost of upkeep is very reasonable.
African greys are intelligent and affectionate. They love attention but can also be very independent. Still, you need to make sure that you set aside the one-on-one playtime needed to keep these lovely birds happy.