On 6/13/07, karen wrote:
> On a more serious note
> I purchased a rejected breeder OWA
> (8 years old when I purchased him)
> He is a beak shaker who accidentally kills the female.
> It took about 6 months of love and patience
> (also pine nuts) to gain his trust but it can be done.
> I have had him for about 6 years now.
> He is a loved member of our family
> But can never be trusted with another bird.
> I also have a TAG that was given up for screaming & biting.
> -He was 10 when I purchased him from a refuge with over 50 birds
> He had bad habits that were redirected in a matter of weeks.
> He is now my shoulder bird.
> Both of our guys are in Macaw size cages with lots of toys.
> They get fresh food 2x a day and good pellets when they want them
> They are out for 1 hr in the morning and about 6 hr each night.
> In the living room with the family.
> DO NOT BELEAVE THAT A BREADER CAN NOT MAKE A GREAT PET!
> It takes time, love and tenderness.
> So if you want to save a bird
> drive down to FL and purchase one or two.
> I will not buy a baby bird when there are so many in refuges.
> I also volunteered 1 - 2x a week at a refuge for 1-½ years to learn.
> I go to charity events and try help people understand and keep their
> birds happy. Get involved with parrot 911
> DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE!
> It does not cost anything but time and an open mind.
> PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.
> I DID AND HAVE LEARNED MUCH!
> You will get further in life with hard work than harsh words
> Learn before you judge.
Karen, yes, all kidding aside, that extremely well said, concise, to
the point and most important, it's true. It's good that there is a
person around that will try to make an serious impact on the
mentality of people and also try to promote a side of things that many
don't bother to think about. My hat goes off to you. Good work. I've
sent you an application to join the team.