It's things like this that makes me want to buy every bird I see. So many peple just think birds are birds and like objects so who cares and that they are retarded (I have had sooo many people say that, some who OWN birds themselves). Big chains just hire anyone and half those people are likely just taking the job because they couldn't find one anywhere else. There are some stores that are good, but I can just never tell
It's like people treat birds not like animals but as plants, who cares how you treat a plant...and plants are disposable right...
Perhaps you should look into where the closest bird shelter is. I just found out recently there is a shelter just for birds in my new town that seems like a GREAT place for all breeds.