On 1/12/06, Jim wrote:
> On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
>> On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
>>> On 1/11/06, Scott wrote:
>>>> 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 I completely agree, it is just like saying I will only cut off one
leg off my dog because he ran out the front door instead of the back
door...He will adapt!