I truly cannot believe I am writing this... My birds are so precious to me. I'm coming here because I need some emotional support from fellow birb lovers. I have had my four birds for several years (GCC, crimson bellied conure, lovebird and white capped pionus) I always told myself there was no scenario on earth that could make me consider rehoming or ever parting with my beloved flock. However, now I am faced with just that. I am a Buddhist, very serious in my spiritual practice. For many years I have felt called to monastic life. The call is stronger now then ever. Becoming ordained would mean joining a monestary. This would mean parting, rehoming, my entire flock. The thought literally makes me ill. But this is a very special, very deep calling. I'm not sure what I hope folks on this thread will say... Just a really tough time.