On 1/11/06, Patsy wrote:
> I have been reading this thread for some time and I have
> decided to take the time to post.
> Until those of you who clip wings spend time with a fully
> flighted you will never know the difference.
> Have you ever taken the time to interact with a bird that
> has been fully flighted from a baby? How are you able to
> intelligently make a decision on what is correct when you
> have no information about flight then your own biased
> opinion? When someone does give you good information you
> shoot it down because it doesn't tell you what you want to
> Due to your lack of credentials every time you speak you
> loose validity. Until you have lived with a fully flighted
> bird you are definitely not qualified to give advice on
> their behalf.
> Below is a link to the cockatiel chat...even this owner can
> see they difference when birds are allowed to fly.
Patsy and Scott you are so right but it seems people just
MAKE a bird adapt to their ways and their home completely
instead of looking at the situation before they acquire a
bird and adapt themselves and their home to the birds needs!
If people want a bird in the home (yes this is just my
opinion along with many like minds) they should make sure
there is a safe place where the bird can be a bird and be
able to fly etc. and then it can be introduced anywhere else
with care and education. If a person does not have the
ability to do this "why on God's Earth have a bird inside in
the first place? - decoration? status symbol? pretty? etc.