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Re: Flighted Birds......Scott

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

    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
    > 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
    > 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-

    I could not agree with you more Bluebird! Well said!