On 3/09/10, You careless people wrote:
> It amazes me to read all of these posts about lost
> Cockatiels. How can that be.
> It would only assume you all are very careless and could
> easily get lost yourselves.
> TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR PETS!!!
I know of several people who claim to have lost their
Cockatiels because they had them on their shoulders
and 'forgot' they were there and walked outside.
Personally, I would never forget my birds were on my
shoulder, but some people seem to have a lot on their minds
and get lost in their own thoughts. I also heard of people
whose children (or their spouse, friend etc.) opened the
door without taking care of where the bird was. And believe
it or not, there are still a lot of people who think that
they can safely take their birds outside because they
are 'clipped'. Even a severely clipped bird can take to the
sky with the right wind or updraft. I can imagine how
terrible these people must feel when their sweet little
birds escape outside to an almost certain death. Education
is the key to keeping birds (and other animals)safe, but
unfortunately people seldom take the time to properly
educate themselves on the animals they bring into their
homes and the animals ultimately pay the price. If we could
find better, more effective ways to educate people, their
pets would benefit greatly.