Thank you Jill for sharing. It just breaks my heart to see so many neglected, lonely, hurting birds. I wish I had the money and space to give every one of them a caring, loving home that they so deserve. I hope the article will encourage more and more people to help these poor babies and others who are thinking about a bird as a pet will do their research beforehand. I started a thread a little while back about how Amazon will contribute a small part of your purchase to charities you select. There are quite a few parrot rescues on that list. I support one of the local parrot rescues in my area. It may not be much, but its a start. I'm going to add my monthly support with whatever I can afford every month. I wish I could save them all.