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Re: Being stepped on is still no reason for flight, bluebird

Posted by Cassima on 1/12/06
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    Then that is your choice to keep their flight. I do agree with you
    that there needs to be more rigerous training for birds and bird
    owners, though. However, until there is a "norm" for all bird owners,
    that most likely will not happen as it has with dogs.

    If a bird has been stepped on, it's the OWNERS' fault for not keeping
    them off the floor and teaching them to stay on the cage or giving
    them a place they want to be away from heavy foot-traffic areas of
    the home. I have no sympathy for these people. This just shows how
    irresponsible some bird owners actually are, whether flighted or not.

    Them being on the floor has never a problem in my house with the
    birds I have now. You watch where you walk; it's as simple as that.

    On 1/12/06, Bluebird wrote:
    > There are risks for children and there are risks for our birds.
    > Many a child has walked out of a door and down the street. I did
    > when I was two. Luckly, my mother got to me before I reached a busy
    > street. How many clipped birds have been stepped on because they
    > were on the floor? I know of a few. Most of the birds that I know
    > of that have flown away were clipped but got suprised and took off
    > much to their owner's suprise. I think it is time to for bird
    > owning folks to catch up with responsible dog owners and start to
    > do some serious training of their birds. They should be able to
    > stay and come on command just like any dog does. It can be done
    > take a look at the Good Bird Inc Magazine. I have two macaws, and
    > unbrella, SI Eclectus and a cockateil that all fly. My umbrella can
    > cut corners and fly from the very back of my house to the very
    > front. I feel it is worth the risk to let them fly as nature
    > intended.