In November our cockatiel Stella died. Both me and my husband work all day during the week, and we felt guilty about leaving Stella all day (we gave her lots of attention and spent lots of time with her before and after work though), and we used to leave the radio on for her during the day. Stella is sorely missed, and we'd really like to get another bird but we're wondering whether it's better for us to get 2 birds, rather than one, so that they have company? Stella wasn't very tame - would not come on to your finger or anything, and this time I would like to get hand reared bird(s). If we got 2 hand reared birds would that tameness be lost because they would be more interested in each other than us? Also, what would the noise be like?! Stella wasn't too bad (unless particular songs came on the radio!). Any advice welcome please.