On 2/27/07, Rebecca wrote:
> On 2/27/07, Dah wrote:
>> Babilicious oh yes. He sends a "girl" a bird that she knows nothing
>> about the history of. And yes this is a Cockatoo. These are the most
>> rehomed birds in the world, and yes the screaming is one of the main
>> reasons for people dumping these birds. God you got to love when people
>> think before they act! Now we know why she hides. She doesn't want
>> anyone to know the truth when she does dump this bird on someone else.
> Why is everybody being so nasty? Electra, you wrote you lived in Ohio. I'm
> not going to try to steal your bird! I have my own birds, thank you.
> Secondly, I know all about the fate of many cockatoos. I have an a couple
> cockatoos. One is a rescue. Yes, they are loud. Yes, many people don't
> keep them, but if every person who gets one, gets verbally abused when
> they have a question or concern, how are they supposed to make it work?
> I'm sick of so many cockatoo people (NOT ALL) thinking that they are the
> only ones qualified to care for cockatoos. I have never met such hostility
> from other bird/parrot people. They are usually helpful and do what they
> can to help the person and the bird adjust to each other. How about some
> advice and help for the new parront not a bunch of grief and humiliation?
> People scare newbies to death, therefore making them terrified to keep the
> cockatoo. She took in an adult rescue bird that needed a home. How about a
> little respect? She could have boughten a baby cockatoo from a pet store.
> She didn't give the "girl" a break. Also, age isn't the sole indicater of
> a good care giver. I see lots of animals neglected and abused then dumped
> by older, "stable", well off people. Other times, someone without a lot of
> money or young can make a wonderful, loving, long term animal parent. Has
> anyone considered that side of the coin?
> Whatever happened to playing nice? Grow up people.
Miss Rebecca, let me tell you that you are so far off the mark with the
particulars of this story that it's pathetic.
I do not have a Cockatoo, never had and never will. I hold no envy or malice
towards Electra when it comes to her having this too.
She was "given this bird" because she "begged this bird" from Paul Jr.
Just a couple of weeks ago she was going "macaw shopping" as she personally
posted on the macaw board. Quite frankly she didn't care what kind of bird
she got, only that it be free.
She did NO research and this is not a dream bird for her. It was an
impulsive plea to Paul Jr and unfortunately Paul Jr, horny toad that he is,
decided to give her the bird. He had NO knowledge of this bird other than it
spent one night at his auto shop and then was put on a plane and sent to Ohio
the next day. All he did say, on Birdmart, was that this bird was LOUD.
I guess we don't have to wonder why the previous owners gave it up?
So if there's anyone that needs to grow up, it's you Miss Rebecca. You are
commenting on a story that you know virtually nothing about. If you can't
run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!
And Curley, I only hope your son gets you into a senior living facility
soon. Your working mine, and I'm sure other's, last nerve.