This reply is unimpressive.
If you cut the both wings and legs off of a bird- then it would
truely be a parrot without mobilization- or a carrot. Only THEN can
you assosiate it to cutting the legs off of a dog in this barbaric
Birds can adapt to being clipped if you let them, and you can make
up for it if you actually WANT them to be active, you have to take
part in their lives; just as you would with a dog to play fetch, go
for walks, housetain and such. It does not sound like you want to
do it. Is it too much work for the common owner? If so, then there
should not be a bird in the household. Would you not want to
housetrain a dog? Teach them not to nip or bite strangers? It's a
form of control, and we wouldn't want control, would we? No
Having control of your animals is the key role of being a guardian-
HELLO! If your dog gets out and gets hit by a car, attacks someone
unprovoked or causes an accident, the only person that police and
animal control can do is point the finger at YOU for your inability
to keep your animals safe.
Don't think your bird is exempt from danger. You are seriously
detatched from reality, to a fault, if you are so delusional as to
believe your fully-flighted bird is invincable and uncapable of
getting hurt or killed in the two seconds you turn your back. Two
seconds is all it takes.
If you want to comprimise your birds life, go ahead. That's just
not a risk that people who clip our birds are willing to take- and
I am not a gambler.
On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
> On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
>> On 1/12/06, Patsy wrote:
>>> Although all concerns for both baby and birds are valid, the
>>> idea of cutting wings to deal with them is just as barbaric
>>> as cutting of your childrens legs.
>> Your argument is pathetic and a sick comparison. Trimming
>> wings to keep a bird from gaining the speed necessary to injure
>> itself in a confined area is nothing like amputating a childs
>> legs. -Alison-
> although it is a sick comparison, it is true! It is the same
> thing, or like cutting off a dogs legs because they got "out" the
> door. Flighted birds are like and other pet, don't cripple them
> because it makes you happy to have control over them.