a budgie, australian parakeet, or also called lovebird. I had one that lived for 12 years. You will need a cage big enough for the bird to jump around, food, toys and a little jungle gym for him to play at. Side note: if you are going to take him out of the cage make sure that you clip his wings because otherwise he can fly and hurt himself. If you are not sure on how to do this have someone do it for you. Also you will need a dark blanket to cover the cage when at night. The budgie tends to be noisy and it will make noise as soon as the first light shines. Finally make sure that your room is never below 45 degrees, they get cold very fast.