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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

Posted by Bluebird on 1/12/06
(117) Comments

    There are risks for children and there are risks for our birds.
    Many a child has walked out of a door and down the street. I did
    when I was two. Luckly, my mother got to me before I reached a busy
    street. How many clipped birds have been stepped on because they
    were on the floor? I know of a few. Most of the birds that I know
    of that have flown away were clipped but got suprised and took off
    much to their owner's suprise. I think it is time to for bird
    owning folks to catch up with responsible dog owners and start to
    do some serious training of their birds. They should be able to
    stay and come on command just like any dog does. It can be done
    take a look at the Good Bird Inc Magazine. I have two macaws, and
    unbrella, SI Eclectus and a cockateil that all fly. My umbrella can
    cut corners and fly from the very back of my house to the very
    front. I feel it is worth the risk to let them fly as nature
    intended. On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
    > On 1/11/06, Scott wrote:
    >> -Alison-
    >> Alison,
    >> I have been reading your response and I am schocked that you
    >> feel homes are such a risk. Where do you live that your home
    >> is a risk for your birds to fly around? Do you have knifes
    >> hanging or something? Any home that is "kid" proof for the
    >> most part is also bird proof. Yes they can get into trouble
    >> but come on, so can a 3 year old. Flighted birds are much
    >> happier than any clipped bird I know. My macaw has been
    >> flighted his whole life and does fine flying around my home.
    >> He never hit a wall or door so hard that he hurt himself,
    >> maybe your birds were trying to get away from you and your
    >> crazyness. All pets need to be watched when doors are opened,
    >> if your bird is trained properly an open door will not be an
    >> open invitation to "escape". -Scott-
    > __________________________________________________
    > Are you serious? I know of no children who have been cut in half
    > or decapitated by a ceiling fan. I don't know of any who have
    > landed in a boiling pot of spagetti. I also don't know of any
    > who have run out an open door and been slaughtered by a hawk.
    > Where do I live, I think the question is, where do you live that
    > this sort of thing happens. A child proof home is not just as
    > safe for a bird. A flighted bird can easily fly OVER the gate
    > that keep the child out of the kitchen and bathroom and away from
    > a hot stove or oven or open toilet. And I never heard of a child
    > being crushed between the top of the door and the door frame
    > because someone didn't see it perched there when they shut the
    > door. Your argument aren't worth the time it took you to type
    > them or me to respond to them, but unfortunately if they are left
    > unanswered, some other unknowledgable person may actually think
    > that what you said it somehow true. I can't bear the thought of
    > another bird dying because of people like you. And for your
    > info, I have saved more birds in my life than you will likely
    > ever lay eyes on, so get off your ignorant high horse. -Alison-