I chose Peridot because he seemed interested in the world and me, looking right at me from the breeder's cage. Lemon Drop behaved similarly and turned out to be a wonderful companion. I think I chose well, as Per is showing signs of enjoying being with me.
I have been working on bonding with Peridot, getting him more comfortable with me and my hands being near him and talking to him a lot. Today I tried for the first time to have him eat seeds from my hand. After holding my hand there without moving it for at least 15 minutes, he decided it was safe to try it.
Per has been much more active today, so I decided to let him out for some supervised free flight time. He loved it! He likes to fly up and down a lot, and so tried to go up the stairs right away. He has been flying in his cage, so his wing strength and coordination was fairly good, with only a little bumping into things. I walked around with Per while he explored. He climbed on my phone and me and even let me pick him up on my finger. When he had explored for awhile and was climbing on his cage, I used a piece of millet to lure him on my finger and put him back in his cage on a perch.
Fluffed up in comfort in his cage
Eating from my hand for the first time
Exploring the house
A good view
Perched on my finger for the first time
Time to return to the cage