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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

Posted by Scott on 1/12/06
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    On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
    > On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    >> Well, I guess we all know who is suffereing from PMS now don't we.
    >> Did you read your response? How dumb was that, a childproof home
    >> is just as safe for a bird, it is all about the training and how
    >> you take care of them. And how do you know how many birds I have
    >> even seen? If this is a power trip for you than enjoy, I just want
    >> bird owners with a heart to understand that they do NOT have to
    >> clip wings no matter what people like you or un educated vets think.
    > _______________________________________________________
    > Suffering from PMS? Thats your response? LMAO. Well there a
    > wonderful argument for putting your birds in danger. Did I read my
    > response, gee, no I just blindly type without actually caring what
    > keys I hit...Brilliant! Did you read my response? I'll type really
    > slow for you this time okay? Children DO NOT FLY! Therefore the
    > dangers to a flighted bird are NOT dangers for a child. Child proof
    > all you want, it won't protect you bird. Owners with a heart? That
    > is what those of us who choose to PROTECT our birds are. That is
    why
    > we try to protect them. If I was 100 percent sure that my birds
    > could safely have flight in my home, I would let them. But they
    > cannot, so until I either buy a bigger home that can be build to
    > safely accomodate a flighted Macaw, CAG, (or any other bird) and
    > totally eliminate those dangers including double doors all around to
    > prevent accidentally having a bird get outside and killed, or be
    able
    > to build a large enough safe aviary here, No, I won't leave them
    > flighted and risk being responsible for thier deaths. I hope your
    > luck holds out because if it doesn't, your bird is the one who will
    > pay the ultimate price, not you. You are willing to put your bird
    in
    > danger, and you call me heartless? -Alison-

    So let me get this straight, if you had a child, would you completely
    shut them off from the parts of your house that may potentially be a
    danger to them? Well then, where on earth would they be able to be?
    Instead of sheltering them, one would hope that you would teach them
    to be safe in their environment just like I have taught my macaw. He
    knows when to fly away from a situation or all I have to say is "no,
    cage" and he is right back to his cage! My bird enjoys getting back to
    his "natural" surroundings by having the ability to go outside with me
    and fly(or stretch his legs so to speak!)