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Re: Loving home wanting a Grey(or any larger bird) in Missou

Posted by Kelly on 2/09/08
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    On 2/09/08, petparrots wrote:
    > Nobody taught me- I learned for myself.
    > I never asked for birds- I buy my own
    > Big red flag is a person who asks for birds, but cant go through
    > rescue evaluation and classes. I bet if you put forth and gave that
    > rescue some of your time and were willing to make an effort to learn
    > and help with what they need, they would consider you. Unless it is
    > the rescue that SELL's every bird they are given, then yhea your back
    > to cant pay for it- forget it.... Just a thought. Set up a paypal
    > account and ask public to send you one dollar so you can afford a bird
    > and all it needs. Do ppl really fall for these sad stories? LOL
    """"""'Do ppl really fall for these sad stories? LOL"""""""''

    Well, obviously not here and who knows where else she was refused. She
    says we're cruel to her. We don't care. We're rude to her. She should
    only know what the future will be if she ever got a TOO with baggage.
    Sometimes, people gotta be real blunt with others who are setting the
    terms before hand. They don't know about large birds. Don't wanna pay
    money. Compares horses( which are now domesticated) with parrots who are
    wild and will always remain so. Had some tiels and is now ready for the
    big time. Thinks that people should help her learn about things even
    though she says she's been to loads of sites and read loads of material.
    I would consider that type of person a very plastic and a very shallow
    person and we successfully scared her away. She climbed on her horse and
    headed back to Brokeback Mt.

    > On 2/08/08, Tabatha wrote:
    >> I have been reading everything you have written. I said I was done
    >> posting. Which I am,Yo can only say something so many times.
    >> Many people have brought up the fact the fact that I said we have
    >> nice rescue not to fair from us.The reason I haven't even tried to
    >> sdopt from them is because they only adopt with in a hour from
    >> them.I live more then an hour away from them.
    >> As for the meds. To me a lot of money for meds is something thats
    >> going to cost well over 50 a month and it's something they will have
    >> to be on the rest of their lifes.I spend about that on my horse's
    >> meds.He has C.O.P.D/heaves and without that he would be dead.So I'm
    >> not cheap on the meds price,But I tried to be honest by saying there
    >> is a line at where I can't keep a bird.
    >> Lastly I have done my research I know birds are not easy pets to
    >> keep.They are also not cheap to keep.They are like having a toddler
    >> for 50 years.I've lost count of the books I have read,The sites I
    >> have been too. I think I know enough about birds to know what I
    >> would be getting into.I know you don't really know untill you own
    >> one.But everyone had to start out with their first large parrot.I
    >> think I got a better start then most by really reading up on them to
    >> know what I'm getting into.
    >> I also know most 2nd hand birds come with a lot of problems which is
    >> why their first owners are giving them up.I'm willing to work though
    >> a bird's problems. If I find something I can't work though I will
    >> get help.
    >> I think thats all I have to say. I'm sure someone will rip into this
    >> message too. I want to thank all of people who really tried to help
    >> me out.And thank you to the person that stood up for me. That was
    >> really nice of you.
    >> If you still think I have no clue about parrots.Then be nice and try
    >> to help me out. Tell me about some books or sites you really think I
    >> should read before getting a bird. Thats what I would do for someone
    >> wanting to get into horses.I do that all the time for people who are
    >> wanting to breed horses.I help them do research most of the time
    >> with my help they understand it's easier,cheaper,and safer to buy a
    >> foal(I don't breed either).I wish someone took the time to help me
    >> with birds.