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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

Posted by Susy on 1/13/06
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    On 1/13/06, Alison wrote:
    > On 1/13/06, Susy wrote:
    >> On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
    >>> On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    >>>> 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?
    >>> ____________________________________________________
    >>> ABSOLUTELY! And I do have a child. If you had children you would know
    >>> that they learn to walk, long before they have the capacity to
    >> understand
    >>> danger. I had gates keeping my child safe from injury in the two most
    >>> dangerous rooms in ANY home. The Kitchen and the Bathroom. -Alison-
    >>
    >> Have you ever heard of training them, both birds and small children, by
    >> using the word NO? I have both, a macaw and 2 children and they all
    >> understand NO and I have never had to gate my children!
    > _______________________________________________________
    > Have YOU ever heard of parental responibility? It is your job to ensure the
    > safety of your children the best way you can. I just bet you are one of
    > those people who would allow your child to fall down the stairs in a walker
    > because you think a 9 month old has a freaken clue what you are saying and
    > then sue the company like it is their fault that you failed to protect your
    > child yourself. -Alison-

    Alison,

    You have completely lost focus here, the point that I am trying to make and
    others I am sure is that a macaw CAN be trained if properly done to have a
    safe and healthy life as a flighted bird. It is all based on personal opinion
    and different parenting skills. Obviously you and I would never see eye to eye
    on child rearing or bird training. (As stated before neither one of my 2
    children has ever been gated in my 2 story house and yet neither one has EVER
    been injured minor or major due to my willingness to teach them boundaries and
    what is safe and what is not!) What is your degree in? Mine is in Early
    Childhood Education so I do know a thing or two about child development!