I’ll never understand it. Never. I wrote a piece about this very subject at About.com and ranted a little bit about this. It makes me uncomfortable that people think smaller birds are somehow “experimental” in nature and that they are gong to learn how to take care of the bird they “really” want in the first place. This pisses me off.
You can read the piece I wrote at “About.com” in the Pet Birds section found right here. Just click on the logo: