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Re: u2 bit me for the first time! should I keep him?

Posted by aubrey on 6/05/06
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    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:
    > Fran,
    > I see your point, ok. But it is also a fact that people really
    have
    > 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
    and
    > 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.
    >
    > Cherie
    >
    > 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
    > question).
    >>