Re: need some advice
Posted by Kelsey on 5/07/05
On 5/06/05, Cheryl wrote:
>> As simple as his offer sounds, it could come with
>> repercussions and possible legal concerns.
>> If he is considering himself the owner of these birds, he
>> should give you a statement stating this and that he has
>> given these birds to you without charge. Doesn't have to be
>> fancy, but it should have a date and include both of your
>> Reason for this is he may have second thoughts or the ex
>> girlfriend may take actions against you.
>> I realize it may sound far fetched,
I have talked to him about this because I didn't want to get
attached to them and then her come and get them. He said he would
gladly sign a bill of sale type thing stating that he gave them to
me so she couldn't get me into trouble over it. as far as I know,
since it has been over a month and he has given her many chances
to come and get them and it's his house, by law everything of hers
in the house (including the animals) is his to do what he wishes
> The other thing is (and it is a major one) is that you shouldn't
> take in a bird (especially a parrot of any kind) unless you had
> already decided (before this "offer" was made) that you do
> indeed want to share your home with a parrot.
I have had a TAG in the past (she was lost unfortunatly when I
left her with my parents for the weekend, she got spooked and we
still thought her wings were clipped enough that she couldn't fly
seems how she never tried to fly at my house :( ) and it was
terribly losing her, but I know that whether it be these birds
(the neighbors) or I get a baby, I will have another parrot before
> If you don't take the birds, then there are parrot rescues that
> you can call, but please be sure that they are reputable...I'd
> try PEAC (they are out of San Diego, CA). If they can't take
> them, I am sure they'd be able to point you towards someone who
> could, or at least give you some good advice.
> Good luck, and please let us know the outcome!
Thank you so much for the response, I know that for the animals
I'm doing the right thing but I kept thinking in the back of my
mind that I just needed to stay out of it. It's good to hear that
I'm not crazy and other people see this as a problem too. I just
feel so bad for them, I went over yesterday and took some of my
TAG's food (nutri berry's, pellets, and various nuts) and you'd
think those birds hadn't been fed in weeks. I will definetly let
you know whats going on. I think I'm going to go over today and
bring them to my house, and then if she comes back before he gets
back into town to sign a bill of sale, she can have them back no
problem, I just want them to be taken care of regardless of who is
taking care of them.