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
> 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
> 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
Exactly, it is all in the training of the birds and the owners!