On 5/27/07, Linda wrote:
> KittyJ we all agree that there are a lot of bird scams going
> on. As to what birds sell for it can range from $100.00 to
> 3000. You said if you live in the same area see pictures of
> the bird? Well anyone can copy and paste any photo and say it
> is the bird they have for sale, just as I could post a picture
> of a beauty queen and say it is me. LOL Just a joke.
> PS. Spell check is easy just type your post into a new mail
> window then run spell check then copy the corrected
> post here. I use a lot of copy and paste.
> The whole reason why people (as a rule) go to places like
> livedeal.com or birdmart.com is because they have already
> looked for a pet in their city and can't find one.
> By CRIAGS LIST did you mean craigslist.org? Great place to
> find a lot of other things for sale right in your own town.
> BTW They don't sell pets on that but I know what you mean
> by some people put an ad in MD and live in NC.
> Now this may get me a lot of angry replies but I speak my mind.
> Not everyone feels the same as I do and that is ok.
> I won't buy from a breeder or pet store for the simple reason
> that there are so many homeless and unloved pets in shelters
> and rescue organizations and I would rather give a
> home to a homeless or unwanted animal.
> I am adopting Winston a beautiful 8 month old Dachshund that
> is in a wheelchair. I will get him a week from today. I could
> buy a Dachshund pup for $75. to $100. around here and it cost
> more for me to adopt Winston but it also makes me feel good to
> give Winston a home.
> I also have a special needs bird and another dog.
> The bird came from a breeder who couldn't sell him because
> someone got mad and beat the bird with a hammer, taking off
> two of his toes. The breeder gave him to a rescue
> organization and I got him from there. The poor dog was an
> abuse case also but from kids. They broke this tiny
> chihuahua's legs then threw him into a pool. Thank God a woman
> came by and took the dog to an animal hospital which is where
> I got him after helping to pay for his surgery. They had to
> remove one leg because it was mashed so bad it couldn't
> be repaired.
> For all the breeders , pet stores and people who buy from
> them I say to each his own. I am not in any way putting you
> down just sharing what I feel.
> Sorry I got off subject a bit but I have spent the last week
> helping to move animals that had been abused along with 3 dead
> birds that were tied to a tree without food and left to die.
> I put the link to see Winston's photo if anyone cares to see
Winston is beautiful!!! I'm so happy there are people like you
in this world Linda, no matter what the unhappy Ogers on this
board may say in response. I agree, if there are so many
unwanted birds why not help with those. Its like the rabbits at
Easter. So sad.