Actually, there is a time in a child's development when putting them on a leash
is a very good idea. Somewhere between the ages of 2 and 3. They don't want to
hold their parents hand, they want to be independent but they aren't able to
reason on a level that will keep them from doing things that might harm them,
like walk out in the street. If you go to any babystore you will see kid
leashes. Generally, speaking most of the time the child does seem to be
unaware that they have the leash on and is free to explore safely. Parrots are
compared to 2 and 3 year old humans all the time. On 1/12/06, to Jim wrote:
> Birds that fly land on the floor and get stepped on. Worse yet, they land on
> the street and get run over.
> Oh, and you are the only one saying that we "cripple" them to "suit our
> What a rock-headed fool you are being. Harnesses. How do you explain
> that? That's like putting a child on a leash!!! Talk about CONTROLLING.
> Are you confused? Is it free-flight or not? NOT. Not with a harness!
> One day, you will have a revelation. I just hope it is not at the expense
> of a parrot.