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Re: What happened to Penny Jean?

Posted by Brian on 11/19/06
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    On 11/18/06, Brian wrote:
    > On 11/18/06, aubrey wrote:
    >> My opinion and only that
    >>
    >> I have a moluccan and to be honest, I don't think they should be
    >> kept as pets. There is too much bird there. I don't think it's
    >> fair to them to be kept in cages for 50-100 years. They have
    >> such powerful beaks. They deserve to be able to spread their
    >> wings and fly. I was told all this before I bought one but I
    >> didn't believe it. Since being around the moluccan and other
    >> parrots, I have seen that she is very different. In the wild,
    >> they don't pluck or kill their mates. It's something that we
    >> humans can take credit for. Knowing what I know now, I would not
    >> get a large macaw or cockatoo again.
    >> That said, I think the smaller cockatoos make better pets. They
    >> seem to do much better in captivity and aren't as likely to do
    >> as much destruction should one get excited and bite you. I
    >> really like the umbrellas, goffins, and rose breasted. I think
    >> the smaller cockatoos make better companions. I would consider
    >> getting a rose breasted, goffins, or bare eyed baby if I ever
    >> wanted another cockatoo.
    >> Best of luck to you.
    >
    >
    > Thank you Aubrey for reinforcing what I was trying to inform this
    > gentleman. I totally agree with you. My M2 was Rescued from our
    > local rescue. He is 42 years old. A person can only imagine how
    > many of these birds are in Rescues because of behavioural
    > problems, because people have no clue how to handle them when they
    > start getting out of control.
    > Petfinders.com has many, many, many of them. Some with past
    > mutilation problems. These birds are not for everyone.
    > Maybe they will think you too are an Advocate for Cockatoos.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > Brian