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Re: Flighted Birds......Susy

Posted by Alison on 1/14/06
(117) Comments

    On 1/13/06, Susy wrote:
    > On 1/13/06, Alison wrote:
    >> On 1/13/06, Susy wrote:
    >>> On 1/12/06, Alison wrote:
    >>>> On 1/12/06, Scott wrote:
    >>>>> So let me get this straight, if you had a child, would you completely
    >>>>> shut them off from the parts of your house that may potentially be a
    >>>>> danger to them?
    >>>> ____________________________________________________
    >>>> ABSOLUTELY! And I do have a child. If you had children you would know
    >>>> that they learn to walk, long before they have the capacity to
    >>> understand
    >>>> danger. I had gates keeping my child safe from injury in the two most
    >>>> dangerous rooms in ANY home. The Kitchen and the Bathroom. -Alison-
    >>> Have you ever heard of training them, both birds and small children, by
    >>> using the word NO? I have both, a macaw and 2 children and they all
    >>> understand NO and I have never had to gate my children!
    >> _______________________________________________________
    >> Have YOU ever heard of parental responibility? It is your job to ensure the
    >> safety of your children the best way you can. I just bet you are one of
    >> those people who would allow your child to fall down the stairs in a walker
    >> because you think a 9 month old has a freaken clue what you are saying and
    >> then sue the company like it is their fault that you failed to protect your
    >> child yourself. -Alison-
    > Alison,
    > You have completely lost focus here, the point that I am trying to make and
    > others I am sure is that a macaw CAN be trained if properly done to have a
    > safe and healthy life as a flighted bird. It is all based on personal opinion
    > and different parenting skills. Obviously you and I would never see eye to eye
    > on child rearing or bird training. (As stated before neither one of my 2
    > children has ever been gated in my 2 story house and yet neither one has EVER
    > been injured minor or major due to my willingness to teach them boundaries and
    > what is safe and what is not!) What is your degree in? Mine is in Early
    > Childhood Education so I do know a thing or two about child development!
    I wasn't the one who likened a clipped bird to haveing a childs legs amputated,
    nor was I the one who likened putting a gate up to keep my child out of the
    kitchen when the stove was in use, to keeping my child caged. That poster is the
    one who threw this thread off coarse. And that poster was way off base. My
    problem isn't about training my Macaw, it is the simple fact that my home is not
    large enough to allow flight and I have no way to ensure her safety if she was
    full flighted at this point. As far as degrees, well you have me there. I hold
    degrees in Criminal Justice, English, Corrections and I am a trained Vet. Tech.
    but I hold no degree in child development. Took 2 semesters of it, but thats
    it. -Alison-