Then that is your choice to keep their flight. I do agree with you
that there needs to be more rigerous training for birds and bird
owners, though. However, until there is a "norm" for all bird owners,
that most likely will not happen as it has with dogs.
If a bird has been stepped on, it's the OWNERS' fault for not keeping
them off the floor and teaching them to stay on the cage or giving
them a place they want to be away from heavy foot-traffic areas of
the home. I have no sympathy for these people. This just shows how
irresponsible some bird owners actually are, whether flighted or not.
Them being on the floor has never a problem in my house with the
birds I have now. You watch where you walk; it's as simple as that.
On 1/12/06, Bluebird wrote:
> 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