While I was going through some old parrot related paperwork today I found this piece. I think that, along with a guide to the proper care of birds this piece should be given to every new owner:
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF PARROT OWNERSHIP
by Jane Hallander, reprinted with the permission of Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary
1. My life is likely to last 20 or more years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you take me home.
2. Give me time ...