Re: What happened to Penny Jean?
Posted by Brian on 11/19/06
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,