Many bird owners will swear by the love their birds have, but many usually forget about the mountains that they have overcome to get to that point. The perspective of a new bird owner is far from the perspective of a veteran bird owner. Daily cage cleaning, and loud shrieking of a needy Cockatoo is a routine for some people, and a complete migraine for others. There is no way of knowing how much a person can put up with when they first come into ownership of a bird.
Patience is a virtue that is in high demand when it comes to owning exotic pets. It is in many ways very similar to parenting. If you are looking at taking on a real challenge of a pet, you'd do best to be madly in love with that type of pet. Taking pride in your pets is is a wonderful benefit for all pet owners.
Just remember to always do your fair share of research before making what may be a life changing decision. No major decision should be made on a whim.