I once received a green female parrotlet for Christmas, after asking for one. Turns out I am not much of a birdlover. They kind of freak me out. I was planning on rehoming her with a more suitable family, and one who could give her the love I couldn't. Unfortunatly, before that could happen, Kelly Belle, the cocker spaniel, got to her, being a birding/hunting dog, and needless to say, it didn't turn out well.
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi