Sometimes people think differently. There was a woman who lived a
few houses down the steet from me, and she kept canaries in a cage
outside on her back deck. They were there as a decoration, not to
get them out of the way.
She lost one to an oppossum, she bought another one. She lost one
due to (I beleive because she had a nest in the cage) egg binding,
she bought another one. She lost one because it got its head stuck
in the bars, not only did she keep the cage that killed a bird, she
bought another one to replace the one that died. She left the birds
out after the weather started dipping below 59 at night. She knew
nothing about birds.
Do not call me niave unless you know what is really going on. Not
all people are looking to "get them out of the way". "Many times",
but not all the time. Some situations differ, so don't attack me
about it. Go after the owners of the birds. I did not put them out
there. Plus, exotic birds being out in unpredictable weather in
just a cage is not adequate shelter.
Best advice, if you don't know, ask. Before you offer money, just
say you are "looking to add to you family and you have fallen in
love with their parakeets", then continue based on response.
On 9/22/05, Fran wrote:
> STacy, IF the birds are being provided adequate food, water and
> shelter, there is nothing the Humane Society can do. An avian
> vet is most likely too busy to get involved. Worse case scenario
> they take the birds in where they can't even be monitored and
> the abuse can really begin. You can't slap the wrists of people
> like this and make them see the light. Many times in a
> situation like this the people are LOOKING to get rid of the
> birds. It's doubtful the people would give these birds away only
> to go buy more. They are not a petstore.
> Every case is unique, but the abuse has to be EXTEME especially
> in the case of birds for the authorities to get involved. If you
> think otherwise, you are naive.