Birds take a lot of time and money and patience and love. Like all beings with a heart they love, feel sad, know death, happiness, etc. everything we all do during our lifetime. Too bad people are the ones who are cruel to each other, while animals are only cruel as part of their survival instincts to survive. They react to getting hurt, they bleed just like we do except their blood supply is a lot less than ours, so their bleed out time is faster than ours.
If anyone every decides to get one, bird proof your house/apt or dwelling site to accomodate safely the bird or birds you are bringing into your space as it will be their joined space also. Kid proof also if necessary and please do not hurt or kill them accidentally like some folks do and please do not be cruel to them.