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Exclamation Important Announcement Regarding Craigslist/Kijiji/Etc

Good morning, all! The Staff here at Talk Parrots has done some long and hard discussion regarding linking to Craigslist/Kijiji/Hoobly/Etc ads here on the forum and have come to the conclusion that we frown upon linking craigslist/kijiji/etc ads to point out the condition of the birds in a negative light - this does qualify as slander/libel. Imagine if you were to come here to try to find a home for your bird and you found a thread where everyone was slamming you for being a terrible bird owner just based on a few photos. Right or wrong on their care of their bird, this forum is a positive place and we thrive on and have gained a fantastic reputation for being the most welcoming, friendly, and non-judgmental all parrots forum out there. It also serves to upset many members here on the forum - no one likes seeing a bird who is not being well cared for. We're all bird lovers because we can empathize so well with our parrots, so seeing one that is being neglected breaks every one of our hears. So moving forward, please refrain from making such posts. Thanks so much for your understanding, all.

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Thank you. I agree 100%. Especially since we don't KNOW the circumstances of the birds life/condition. One of the birds I took in is in bad feather, it's nothing her previous owners did or didn't do, but to look at her you would think so.

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Because there have been some questions, I do want to clarify - you CAN post ads! Say you want to adopt a bird, you are more than welcome to post the ad here to ask advice or opinions. Same with a cage. The biggest thing we want to avoid is the negativity, stress, and upsetting other members. I know that's no one's intention, you all are fabulous members and you make our jobs very easy because there's no drama, fighting, etc here And we thank you all VERY much for that!! Since we're still new and stretching our legs, there are just going to be some rules and decisions made after the fact which will be added as we go along, so thank you all so much for your understanding and help in this!
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Thanks, Jenny! I agree totally! And you're right -- our members DO make our jobs easier!

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I too want to thank everyone for making this such a great site!!

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I would add to this that if you are concerned for a birds welfare. Then please bring it to the attention of the spca, or a sanctuary. They will be better placed to asses the condition of the bird and decide the best course of action.

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if your saw dobbys feathers at this point you would probbably think he lived in bad conditions but he is just having a really bad molt

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if your saw dobbys feathers at this point you would probbably think he lived in bad conditions but he is just having a really bad molt
Same with Belle! Lol She looks terrible right now! That's why I haven't posted any pictures of her.
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While I kind of agree with this, I don't as well. There is no real law against keeping a bird in a cage too small, (there are measurement sizes, blah blah) And feeding it an all seed diet. I WOULD be telling the spca if it was abused, UNETHICAL on the other hand, is not illegal.

Case in point:
Family here that keeps a quaker parrot out in the rain. Called humane services numerous times, never took the bird from them. They gave them a warning to better care for him, or face fines but nothing else. I have to walk past that same bird every day, now inside, in a dark room with a blanket over his cage. It that abuse? To us, yes, to humane societies, who knows. He's treated like an inconvienance, not a pet. Yet, when a rescue volunteer offered to buy the bird from them (300 dollars) they threatened to sue her and animal services (just to clarify, she was not rude, did not invade their home or say they were neglectful or anything).

I personally think, if they are abusing an animal, and keeping the bird in a tiny cage, they deserve to be well known so another poor animal does not suffer the same fate in the hands of the same person. We have a bird flipper in BC (says he will take good care of your "free or cheap" bird, then sells it for double the value a week later) that deserves to be known about. UNETHICAL what he does, but not illegal. I know about him because I was warned by someone else. I'm a breeder of exotic fowl and I have a few blacklisted people because friends have passed on information about dangerous/neglectful care. (not providing lice powder when birds got bugs, improper caging, etc.)

So maybe posting ads is a bad idea on bird care because yes.. there are exceptions to ratty looking birds, well then I guess its up to discretion... But personally, I think if a person abuses an animal outright they deserve to be known. (not by name maybe, but like what they do/ general area they live in.. NAMING a person is slander.)

And yes, like I said, there are exceptions to every "neglect or abusive" situation. I could care less about people that don't know what they are doing and make mistakes, because those people/ mistakes can be fixed easily usually with no harm done. Its the people that willfully commit acts of neglect...

Yeah I know, there is the whole positive image of the forum, yes, but there is a point to what I'm saying.. I don't want to start fights, I just want people to be aware, so no more of their birds, should the sad situation ever arise of rehoming, get "adopted" by the baddies out there.

It's self protection as well. I remember when I had to make the very tough decision to rehome KC, the flipper tried to buy her. I said no way.



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It's fine to help out others if they ask.
If someone on here were near to you and they asked about a certain person you could pm them with the answer.
Warn them about the bird flipper.

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We do, all the time. Trying to put a stop to his business.



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