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

Posted by Scott on 1/12/06
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    On 1/12/06, Cassima wrote:
    > 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.
    Exactly, it is all in the training of the birds and the owners!