Did you see this video clip about problems with the exotic pet trade?
Another problem with exotic pets is that people really can’t provide for their special needs. This news article talks about a parrot rescue in Connecticut. The woman is not very experienced but seeks to help the feathered friends.
Believe it or not, there are parrot rescue groups all around the country. I was a keynote speaker for PEAC at their first conference. Now they have branched out into other states. The group spends a lot of time educating parrot owners AND potential adoption families. Innovative and cutting edge I encourage you to visit the Parrot Education & Adoption Center website.