Ahhh, the full story, I just had a in depth conversation with the guy I work with while paying attention more closely this time, and brought up the concerns you have all raised, and thanks for helping me out. I just got the cliffnote version last time. The bird is his fathers, and he's having respitory problems, and he breeds finches as a hobby, he has like 50 in his basement, and has this grey is his upstairs pet. His doctor is recommending getting rid of the birds, because thet is a major part of what is giving him these problems. (No sh*T 50 birds..., he might be a redneck?) It's about 5 yrs old, is tame with the owner. The son (I work with) has kids and the bird hates the kids when they are over thier grandpa's house, so That's where The "mean to the kids" part comes in. The son doesn't want it, and asked me if I wanted it, while I was working out a problem with him and a few other guys, so I wasn't too focused on paying attention to him 100%, hence missing the father part, but now I remember him mentioning it. I talked to him about your opinions, and my concerns about owning it. I usually am home in the evenings, to tend to the bird, and I think I'm going to get it if he does decide to get rid of it. Sounds like a trip to the vet will be the first thing before it even comes into my house. Coming from a house of 50 birds, I want to make sure this thing is healthy and sanitary.