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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

Posted by Jim on 1/12/06
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    On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    > On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
    >> On 1/11/06, Scott wrote:
    >>> -Alison-
    >>> Alison,
    >>> I have been reading your response and I am schocked that you
    >>> feel homes are such a risk. Where do you live that your home
    >>> is a risk for your birds to fly around? Do you have knifes
    >>> hanging or something? Any home that is "kid" proof for the
    >>> most part is also bird proof. Yes they can get into trouble
    >>> but come on, so can a 3 year old. Flighted birds are much
    >>> happier than any clipped bird I know. My macaw has been
    >>> flighted his whole life and does fine flying around my home.
    >>> He never hit a wall or door so hard that he hurt himself,
    >>> maybe your birds were trying to get away from you and your
    >>> crazyness. All pets need to be watched when doors are opened,
    >>> if your bird is trained properly an open door will not be an
    >>> open invitation to "escape". -Scott
    .....
    Your persistance to beat the dead horse about comparing
    clipping to cutting legs off is insane. *They get around just
    fine without their wings.
    You don't go from parrot to carrot
    when you clip- you would if you cut the WHOLE WING off at the
    bone; that takes away their balance- *but, as in parapalegics
    and amputies, they WILL find ways of adapting. These people
    still have their arms and build streagth in the upper-body and
    use their hands all the time, as birds can still walk, climb
    and glide. THEY ADAPT if you let them. If the owner takes the
    proper steps, you can keep birds in top shape. I do keep mine
    in top condition, because I have to think like a human in a
    bird body, not like a bird.
    The above From Cassima!
    ...
    There you go Scott the solution (would be very funny if there were
    not people who actually believe it) Don't chop the WHOLE Wing off
    a bird, just make it a paraplegic or amputee Cassima says "the bird
    can still walk and climb - THEY ADAPT"
    Unbelievable - makes me feel physically sick what some people think
    is o.k. when it comes to animals.
    Jim