Those are lovely stories
I went into my local PetSmart and saw this poor little lutino girl who was exhibiting all the symptoms of a sick little one. I told the manager that she was ill and needed to be seen by an avian vet right away. He told me he would take care of it, but given my past experiences with big-box pet store employees, I didn't believe him.
I stopped by a few days later and she wasn't in her enclosure anymore. I felt sad, thinking that either she had passed away or they had given her away because she wasn't in good health. However, the next day, we had to go in to buy timothy hay for the dove and she was back in her cage, looking better than ever! I was so glad to see her perky and playing with her budgie friends