Our forum welcomes all to come and talk parrots. Some people do a lot of research before becoming a parrot keeper, for others it may be an impulse buy, or a bird inherited from a family member, or that they wanted a parrot “cos it will talk” and be entertaining. We have a lot of information for both new and accomplished parrot people in our Caring for Feathered Friends sections. Today I came across this article, written by a knowledgeable parrot keeper. He shares his thoughts about the considerations you should think about before embarking on this major undertaking. http://viemagazine.com/article/ten-reasons-you-shouldnt-get-a-parrot/ Yes it’s a bit warts and all, but I think very succinct, and perhaps if Pet shops had a handout like this, there would be fewer feathered friends who are not well looked after, or physchologically upset, and fewer birds needing rescues and rehomers. I would encourage everyone to have a read.