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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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My 10 yo daughter posted this article on her Facebook. She also made a few comments that i should probably discipline her for except that I can't because I happen to agree with her.

I really hope that the bird psychologist who has him now is able to keep him permanently because as hard as he has grieved I doubt he could survive another separation/loss.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dead-wife.html

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Oh my gosh, poor thing. I 100% do not agree with giving an animal anti-depressants though. There are many other ways to distract and help him without medicating. T_T



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Maybe it's just temporary until he stabilizes and then they will take him off. Regardless, he's in much better situation now then previous.
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Poor thing. Why not just look for another home rather then lock in in the garage?!

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He was probably still attached to the Parrot because it was his Wife's, but at the same time he didn't want the Bird to ruin his current relationship. Sad.



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This is actually much more common than people realize. I once took in an umbrella that had been living in a closet for two years because she hated her owner's husband and would scream for the woman's attention. By the time I got her, she was not only plucking, she was also self-mutilating so Roy is not that bad...

I also do not agree with doping birds. I've taken in several traumatized parrots (a Senegal that lived 11 years in a cage, a cockatoo that lived 17 years in a cockatiel size cage, an amazon that lived, at least, 25 years in a basement on wild bird seed, an almost catatonic CAG that had no feathers anywhere except for her head, etc) and they all got better without drugs. Parrots are actually more resilient and pragmatic than people give them credit for... give them a good life and they get better. It might not happen overnight, but it happens!
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Why not give the bird away. If it was his wife's bird, then maybe he was never really up for taking care of a bird....I know my husband likes my birds and would take care of them temporarily, but would never have gone out and gotten birds by himself.

Large parrots can be very annoying......but again, why not get rid of it sooner.

I believe the article does mention that they are not going to put the bird on medication unless he doesn't stop with other methods....he was just prescribed them he is not actually on them yet.

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I'll never understand how some people treat animals.
They give so much to us, they deserve all the best but no abuse.

All that probably would not have happened if they had kept the parrot with a partner of his species. In this case they don't bond too tight with humans, and many behavioral problems wouldn't happen.
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I met a man who took on a golden eagle who was kept in a cupboard. Status pet and nothing more to the previous owner. It's a true shame and very much so shameful. Poor baby

I know it's off topic, but the article reminded me as to how many times I had seen or heard the word 'peck' today. I don't think peck applies to psittacines. They bite. A peck would need a pointy beak, like a finch or anything that just doesn't hook! And they certainly don't peck their feathers, they pick them, pluck them etc.

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I know it's off topic, but the article reminded me as to how many times I had seen or heard the word 'peck' today. I don't think peck applies to psittacines. They bite. A peck would need a pointy beak, like a finch or anything that just doesn't hook! And they certainly don't peck their feathers, they pick them, pluck them etc.
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and bees don't bite and mosquitoes and snakes don't sting........

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and bees don't bite and mosquitoes and snakes don't sting........
I've never heard that about snakes stinging!!! That's a new one to me They sure do bite though...

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Poor thing. I'm glad they got him out of that situation and hopefully he's able to find a happy new life.
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