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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

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

    On 1/12/06, Jim wrote:
    > On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    >> 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
    > .....
    > Your persistance to beat the dead horse about comparing
    > clipping to cutting legs off is insane. *They get around just
    > fine without their wings.
    > You don't go from parrot to carrot
    > when you clip- you would if you cut the WHOLE WING off at the
    > bone; that takes away their balance- *but, as in parapalegics
    > and amputies, they WILL find ways of adapting. These people
    > still have their arms and build streagth in the upper-body and
    > use their hands all the time, as birds can still walk, climb
    > and glide. THEY ADAPT if you let them. If the owner takes the
    > proper steps, you can keep birds in top shape. I do keep mine
    > in top condition, because I have to think like a human in a
    > bird body, not like a bird.
    > The above From Cassima!
    > ...
    > There you go Scott the solution (would be very funny if there were
    > not people who actually believe it) Don't chop the WHOLE Wing off
    > a bird, just make it a paraplegic or amputee Cassima says "the bird
    > can still walk and climb - THEY ADAPT"
    > Unbelievable - makes me feel physically sick what some people think
    > is o.k. when it comes to animals.
    > Jim
    Jim I completely agree, it is just like saying I will only cut off one
    leg off my dog because he ran out the front door instead of the back
    door...He will adapt!