Isn't spraying a bird supposed to be joyful for the bird? I bathe
mine that way. Doesn't this send mixed messages?
On 5/24/06, Cherie wrote:
> I see your point, ok. But it is also a fact that people really
> no clue on "proper" bird care. I think even a lack of stimulation
> (toys) is abuse. I think improper cage size is abuse...example...a
> cage that is way too small. But so many people do not realize this
> and I am shocked by what I have seen. Some people have no clue and
> this is scary.
> I just pray...if this post is real...that this bird does not
> languish in a dark closet or basement somewhere in America. Owning
> a large Too is a very serious commitment that most people can not
> cope with. My U2(Fabian) is very demanding. I love him dearly and
> would take nothing for him. I also knew how to reach out for help
> and had /have a great support of other bird friends.
> This post really bothered me for some reason? But sometimes Fran,
> there really are people that have no clue and are ignorant...not
> stupid, just ignorant.
> If you own a parrot...you and I both know that you will get bit
> its a very good chance of it.
> I feel for the bird as well, but maybe this post is not real. If
> its not, then its sick to post it.
> On 5/23/06, Fran wrote:
>> Cherie, anyone who considers getting rid of his "compassionate"
> pet of three years
>> because of one bite is not bonded to the bird in the first place.
> Spraying the bird with
>> water for vocalizing (which is necessary for the mental well-
> being of a parrot) is abusing
>> their bird, I am shocked that you would not agree, since you work
> in rescue. Even Bob
>> concurs that he has gone too far with his punishment.
>> He keeps the bird covered and sprays him for 'screming" yet has
> not posted once for
>> help with that issue.
>> I feel sorry for this cockatoo, if this post is real (which I