Re: Wanted: a cockatoo handicapped or not
Posted by Linda on 4/15/07
The vet didn't say I didn't need a filter because I have a filter
system that covers every room in my house already and she knows
that. When my kids were still at home they had allergies so we got a
system that cost several thousand but was well worth it. We had to
get rid of all carpets too! That year it cost us $10,000. to allergy
proof our home.
I like the way everyone is responding and giving me advice. I thank
you all. Some groups don't answer at all when you have a question.
I know birds are a pain at times, my blue/gold was abused in his
last home so he hated everyone when I first got him. He would bite
everyone including me and O my that screaming. I think that if these
beautiful birds can't be in the wild where they should be the least
we can do is love them and make them happy. It took me 3 years
before Bingo trusted me to touch him. If you could see him now he
hangs onto my chair as I sit here writing cleaning my hair and
saying Mother Mother want a kiss? and my heart melts. I still think
of the mean nasty people that had him and tore (vet said it looked
more like they were smashed with something heavy like a hammer)some
of his toes off.
Bingo gets only the best foods in a well balanced diet but for a
treat he loves going to the MCdonalds drive thru for french fries.
I make a lot of his treats so they are healthy and I buy toys in
bulk so I can change them around a lot.
He cost us a lot but the love we get in return more that makes up
> And about what the vet said, about not needing a filter and just
> keeping tham apart...
> This really confuses me...
> It is not healthy for YOU, the MACAW nor the TOO to live in all
> that powder without an air filter.
> The TOO needs the filter too, it can't be healthy for him either
> to have all that dust around.
> My vet always told me, get a filter for ME and the GREYS. Though
> they make the powder; the are not made to breath in dust in
> concentrations in a home without a filter (my wording is aweful
> here, I'm so sorry, hope you get my drift).