On 6/02/05, Fran wrote:
> Emma, No offense, but I don't think you'd want to meet my umbrella
> cockatoo, unclipped, in a dark alley. Seriously, she is just a heartbeat
> away from her wild ancestors; and as sweet, lovable and cuddly as she is,
> I don't want to experience her having one of her temper tantrums and
> flying at my face with the desire (and ability) to remove my nose from it.
Lol! What a fantastic image!
> So there it is, my birds wallow in the comfort of living in my home and
> getting unwavering love and attention. Yours fly around in an aviary.
> Neither is natural and both have advantages and disadvantages I'm sure
> from the bird's point of view.
You're right, there are advantages and disadvantages from the bird's point
of view. And I didn't post here with the intention of dictating what people
should do. I just wanted to voice my opinions and it's been good doing that,
as there aren't so many bird owners around here. Thanks for your reply, it
made for interesting and thought-provoking reading.