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Re: adoption???

Posted by whatever on 12/07/07
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    On 12/07/07, JKCASWELL wrote:
    > On 12/07/07, To JKCASWELL wrote:
    >> On 12/07/07, JKCASWELL wrote:
    >>> On 12/07/07, to the bird begger wrote:
    >>>> On 12/07/07, JKCASWELL wrote:
    > a minimum of
    >>>>>>> $200
    >>>>>>>> per month on her for toys, food, and bedding. I also have
    >>>>>>>> the vet expense every 3 months for pedicures. I have no
    >>>>>>>> issue with the monthly expenses of her. I also keep an
    >>>>>>>> emergency credit card, which has not been used as of yet,
    >>>>>>>> to cover any crisis that may arise. I have entertained
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> idea of getting another macaw, if the opportunity should
    >>>>>>>> arise. I just don't have the extra savings on hand, to
    >>>>>>>> spend more than a couple hundred dollars. Is it really
    >>>>>>>> offensive to look for this kind of option. I can say I
    >>>>>>>> would never sell my bird for any amount of money, I love
    >>>>>>>> her too much for that, she's my soul mate. She gets more
    >>>>>>>> attention than my kids and husband. I don't want to
    >>>>>>> offend
    >>>>>>>> anyone at all, but from my perspective, I would rather
    >>>>>>> give
    >>>>>>>> my bird to someone, who can offer her everything in the
    >>>>>>>> world, than sell it to just anybody. Any thoughts on this
    >>>>>>>> would be greatly appreciated.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Sure I'll take your bird and give it a great forever home.
    >>>>>>> Let me know.
    >>>>>> I know it has got to be hard to let one of your kids go to
    >>>>>> another home . But if i can ask why are you getting her a new
    >>>>>> home? I took in a Blue And Gold about 9 months ago the biggest
    >>>>>> joy to have around. Toby is spoiled but thats ok with me. I know
    >>>>>> it is heartbreaking to have to post things like this but if you
    >>>>>> feel she needs another home then maybe you truely have your
    >>>>>> birds intrest at heart. There are alot of tears when doing this
    >>>>>> also. I hope you have some support around you. Where do you
    >>>>>> live. I'd love to give Toby a friend
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I think my post somehow got mixed up. I AM LOOKING at getting
    >>>>> another Macaw. There is nothing in this world that could get me
    >>>>> to let my Lucy go, she is just as important to me,as my own
    >>>>> children! My problem is, the lack of extra cash on hand to pay
    >>>>> $1000 or more. I have a brand new extra cage 4 x 4 x 5'6
    >>>>> internal dimensions. I have the means to feed only the best,
    >>>>> provide all the toys needed, which is quite frequently, all the
    >>>>> love and time to offer. I take my bird to the vet every 3
    >>>> months
    >>>>> for pedicures and check up's. I keep a $5000 credit card
    >>>>> specifically for vet emergencies, and as of yet it has never
    >>>> been
    >>>>> used. I have several large Macaw sized play gyms, as I kept
    >>>>> buying different ones thinking Lucy would enjoy them...she hates
    >>>>> them and would rather be on me at all times. I know I can offer
    >>>>> another bird a wonderful life, but to do so, would require not
    >>>>> having to pay an outright price of more than $400-$500. I know
    >>>>> the true value of these birds. What I was hoping to find, was
    >>>>> somebody's beloved bird, which due to unseen circumatances, have
    >>>>> to re home thier best friend, and that the birds best interest,
    >>>>> is first and foremost. I can offer references, from my vet,
    >>>>> etc. I have no issue with home visits, and follow up visits.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Even though people have alot of money, doesn't mean that they
    >>>>> can offer a bird a wonderful home. My Lucy came from a very
    >>>>> wealthy woman, who had several birds. She hit my Lucy in the
    >>>>> head for biting, threw her on the floor, I think there was a
    >>>>> stick involved in her punishment, because even after 6 years,
    >>>>> Lucy see's a broom or anything that resembles a large stick, and
    >>>>> she screams and hides! She is thoroughly afraid of spray
    >>>>> bottles. Lucy was only a year old when I got her. Sure her
    >>>>> purchase price was large, but she was miserable.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I was looking through some of the rescue sites, and was honestly
    >>>>> in tears. I never realized how abused and neglected so many of
    >>>>> the large birds are. I have seen the local ads, for dozens of
    >>>>> these birds for sale daily, and I know that most of these people
    >>>>> only want money, they have no care about the birds future.
    >>>> There
    >>>>> is the few, truly genuine ads, where you can actually feel the
    >>>>> owners pain at having to give up thier "family". Unfortunately,
    >>>>> alot of these people have no idea what will happen to them.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Does this make more sense? And what are your thoughts? Any
    >>>>> help/advice would be greatly appreciated, before I start on this
    >>>>> endeavor. I in no way, want to offend anyone, just want to give
    >>>>> another Macaw a shot at a long happy life, and cry about the
    >>>>> thousands I can't save.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Just a side note, I am not interested in breeding, so that is
    >>>> not
    >>>>> what I am looking for. I never realized the numbers of Macaws
    >>>>> being raised, and then abused in one way or another. The bird
    >>>>> trade is a sad world. Thank you to all of you on here that have
    >>>>> given your birds a good life, there are so many others out there
    >>>>> who will never know it
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jenn
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> WELL, WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST COME OUT AND SAY YOU WERE BIRD
    >>>> BEGGING!!
    >>>
    >>> I am most certainly not Bird Begging! It may sound like it, you
    >>> don't know me, I don't know you. I don't necessarily even need
    >>> another bird. I was honestly heart sick over seeing so many Rescues,
    >>> and it was a thought, that maybe I could save at least one bird from
    >>> ending up miserable, in a rescue, or dead. At least the birds in the
    >>> rescues have a chance now, as the adoption regumin is so strict. I
    >>> thought maybe, there is someone out there, who honestly wants their
    >>> bird to have a good forever home. My thought was to put out an ad,
    >>> with what I can offer, and the up front amount I can pay. I guess
    >>> maybe it does come across as bird begging, but there is no offense
    >>> meant
    >>>
    >>> Jenn
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Jenn,
    >>
    >> For one, you have to watch out for this board. They are brutal here
    >> and will only pick on you. Two, why don't you just take in a rescue
    >> bird from a rescue? Its probably best you go this route.
    >
    > Brutal is ok, and I am sure what I have asked on here deserves some
    angry
    > reactions. As far as just going to a rescue and adopting one, there are
    > 2 reasons, first and most logically, there are none within distance. I
    > have no issue making a long drive, but they want to be able to come to
    > your place several times, before during and after adoptions, and I am
    out
    > of their driving range. Secondly, as I said before. These birds, if
    > adopted out, will be monitered closely assuring they are placed in the
    > right home. I think it is easier to adopt a human, than a bird! My
    > thoughts were more towards people, who have no choices, and hope their
    > bird is taken care of, no matter what. I can offer that without any
    > question! I have a huge home out in the country, no close neighbors, so
    > screamers are more than welcome! It was just a thought though, probably
    > not a very smart one. I have my beloved Macaw, she is everything to
    me.
    > She can live out her long life with me knowing she will only get the
    > best, and never be abused or abandoned. She spent her first year of
    life
    > being abused, it's funny, she was "bought" as a baby, and abused
    > horribly. I got her for "Free", and she is and always will be a queen!
    > If somebody offered me $50,000 for her, I wouldn't think twice about
    > saying NO WAY! God Knows I could use the money, but that would be like
    > selling my own child!
    >
    > I do appreciate any input though, the good and the bad, I have alot of
    > respect for people who will say what they believe in
    >
    > Jenn


    Sugar coat it all you want, in he end its still bird begging