On 5/09/07, Lora wrote:
> This is exactly what I am talking about Paul, I am trying to be
> nice and you just dig at me. Everyone of mine birds excluding
> my four breeder macaws will step up when asked by me 9 times out
> of 10. They don't need to "like" me, they need to know I am
> ALPHA bird. Every animal needs boundries and birds are no
> exceptions. They will have grumpy, hormonal, whatever I just
> cannot be bothered days (hence 9 out of 10) days, they all do
> respect me. I am the alpha. If your bird controls you, your in
> I have no exp with any other too but the bare eyed breeder I
> have (and didn't want), U2 and RB2. As far as umbrellas making
> you commit suicide then they weren't raised properly. I have two
> very happy well adjusted second hand umbrella males. Both LOVE
> attention and would hang on the front of my shirt and snuggle
> under my chin all day, I don't let them, they need time to play
> by themselves and interact with other toos's, I give them plenty
> of wood, plastic chain, bells, whatever they personally liek is
> added to the toys I make for them, stuffed animals (they LOVE to
> toss them around) woofle balls and one thier favs are stainless
> steel nuts and bolts. Gabby will spend hours with his.
> My birds never scream all day, they have plenty to do and lots
> of good food and water. When someone is yelling its for a
> reason, something could have flown by a window and startled
> them, its dawn or night fall, maybe someone took a bath in thier
> water bowl and needs a fresh one. While I was writing this my
> B&G breeders started yelling, the door was ajar and the dog(7lb
> papillon) was inside the room. He isn't after the birds, he
> loves bird food, pellets, open nuts whatever is edible.
> So please don't lump all white toos in one group, in the wild
> the native inhabitants aren't commiting suicide, its how they
> are raised, they should be just like children, raise them to be
> independent and productive. Well more independent, mine only
> produce wood chips and poop.
> Its 6:44pm and they only thing I hear is the 'caws chatting.
> In an hour or so it will be calling of the flock. Then its
> lights out.
I know your trying hard its ok, I wasnt refering to your birds
just in general from mine and others experiances.....rememebr
in some cases....I have actually received calls if I dont come get
the bird im gona kill myself...for example