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Re: Wanted: a cockatoo handicapped or not

Posted by Linda on 4/15/07
(18) Comments

    The vet didn't say I didn't need a filter because I have a filter
    system that covers every room in my house already and she knows
    that. When my kids were still at home they had allergies so we got a
    system that cost several thousand but was well worth it. We had to
    get rid of all carpets too! That year it cost us $10,000. to allergy
    proof our home.

    I like the way everyone is responding and giving me advice. I thank
    you all. Some groups don't answer at all when you have a question.

    I know birds are a pain at times, my blue/gold was abused in his
    last home so he hated everyone when I first got him. He would bite
    everyone including me and O my that screaming. I think that if these
    beautiful birds can't be in the wild where they should be the least
    we can do is love them and make them happy. It took me 3 years
    before Bingo trusted me to touch him. If you could see him now he
    hangs onto my chair as I sit here writing cleaning my hair and
    saying Mother Mother want a kiss? and my heart melts. I still think
    of the mean nasty people that had him and tore (vet said it looked
    more like they were smashed with something heavy like a hammer)some
    of his toes off.
    Bingo gets only the best foods in a well balanced diet but for a
    treat he loves going to the MCdonalds drive thru for french fries.
    I make a lot of his treats so they are healthy and I buy toys in
    bulk so I can change them around a lot.
    He cost us a lot but the love we get in return more that makes up
    for it.

    > And about what the vet said, about not needing a filter and just
    > keeping tham apart...
    > This really confuses me...
    > It is not healthy for YOU, the MACAW nor the TOO to live in all
    > that powder without an air filter.
    > The TOO needs the filter too, it can't be healthy for him either
    > to have all that dust around.
    > My vet always told me, get a filter for ME and the GREYS. Though
    > they make the powder; the are not made to breath in dust in
    > concentrations in a home without a filter (my wording is aweful
    > here, I'm so sorry, hope you get my drift).
    > Thanks.