Thank you for this post. You can't see me giving you a standing ovation here, but I am! I've encountered so much of what you described since I decided I wanted to get a bird that had, for whatever reason, lost it's home. Every animal my kids had growing up was something that someone had grown tired of. But these days a "rescue" can seem like a used car salesman! I'm glad I'm not the only one who's seen this.