Hi, I just joined the forums, initially planning on getting a cockatoo, which I still may do eventually. Thank you for the eye opener though. No matter how unprepared I was (and again thanks for making sure I wasn't) the parrot would have had a home for life. I am of the opinion that adopting any pet, especially one as smart as a parrot, is a commitment to that animal for life; whether theirs or, in the case of parrots, possibly yours. I currently am the mommy of a Blue Fronted Amazon that I took in, and actually have many questions about, which I'll be posting in the appropriate section. I hope you guys can be of help with him, as I'm a bit lost. I've looked at a lot of the Amazon posts already, but hope to get some more specific advice regarding this parrot as an individual.