A very wise decision Kila's Mum. Many young people tend to forget it's not just a short term commitment.

I've seen many cases where the child has a bird, that child grows, finds other 'distractions in life' and eventually leaves home, the bird of course has lost its novelty to a degree by then and is left with parents etc. who often feel obligated to take it even though they don't necessarily want it.

This of course not only applies to birds but other pets as well.