Often, when we think of lonely pets in a shelter we picture a dog or cat.
But thousands of companion birds are relinquished each year, as well.
So in 2002 the ASPCA launched the first Adpot A Rescued Bird Month In January.
Some breeds can mimic the sounds of different household appliances, while others sing or coo.
PetFinders.comn has a bevy of birds waiting for homes, and a list of things to consider before bringing home a Polly of your own.