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.
Thanks for the heads up. I too agree with you. Thats why I would
rather have a rescued bird and give it a permament home then
create more to the problem by buying from a breeder. Right now Im
talking to a rescue about helping out and getting a U2 who's owner
doeasnt have much time for it and its screaming a lot because its
caged A LOT. And a bird no one really knows what type of bird it
is, so its a mystery bird. The rescue was told it was a african
grey and another person todl them it was an amazon. And no
worries, Im going to see th ebirds first to see if we can take
them both in.