On 9/21/05, Fran wrote:
> Jody, I agree with you 100&37;. I don't know what would cause
> someone to do something like that. Perhaps they have a dog
> or cat that threatens the birds, or perhaps they think the
> birds enjoy being outside. Or, they could just be "jerks"
> who bought the birds and now don't want to deal with them.
> I don't think it is good for the birds to be out exposed to
> the elements with no protection. They are definitely at risk
> of disease and predators. Not to mention the stress of being
> exposed in a hanging cage. And it is probably only a matter
> of time before something (hawk, racoon, etc) gets to them.
> Of course, they probably are on a terrible diet with a dirty
> cage, no toys or proper perches. (just a guess on my part).
> Unfortunately calling the authorities in a case like this
> rarely does any good. If I were you, and this is just me, I
> would offer to take the birds off their hands, even if it
> involves shelling out a small amount of money on your part.
> Be nice about it, no insults, just tell them you have seen
> the birds out and you would love to have them as company for
> your bird (lie and be nice!). If you are able to get them,
> then you can decide if they can live with you, or if not,
> find them a good home with someone you know can take proper
> care of them. Remember to keep them in a different room from
> your birds for at least 30 days if you decide to do this.
> Good luck and let me know what happens. Fran
Thanks Fran, A Whole Bunch !! I was wondering if I was over
reacting or being a wimp. I'll attempt to talk to them and see
what's up or what isn't