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Re: Wing Clipping

Posted by Alison on 6/02/05
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    On 6/02/05, Emma wrote:
    > KarenH,
    >
    > The list of lost birds you sent me is very sad and I am sorry for all
    > the owners who have lost their birds. However I still feel that wing
    > clipping isn't the best thing to do. Had these owners been more careful
    > the birds wouldn't have escaped. None of mine ever have, and I've had
    > them since I was 11.
    >
    > All the list of accidents was also very sad, but none of my birds have
    > ever flown into a window, I credit them with more intelligence than
    > that. Lucky knows exactly where the windows are. Also something people
    > post on here a lot is about birds flying into kitchens, teflon pans etc.
    > If you do not let the bird into the kitchen then these situations
    > wouldn't arise. I am not suggesting you give a bird free run of a house,
    > as that would be irresponsible with all the dangers. It is, however,
    > possible to birdproof one room and only let the birds out in this room.
    _________________________________________________________________
    Owners being irresponsible are not the only way birds gain access to the
    outdoors. You have been lucky, I hope your luck holds out. And when a
    bird is startled, they don't always have good aim/judgement. Haven't you
    ever seen a wild bird fly into a car when something is chasing it? As far
    as bird proofing ONE room, I'm sorry, but me and most of the people I know
    consider our birds part of our family and would never consider bannishing
    them to one room, seperated from us. To us, THAT is cruel. -Alison-