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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation NEVER SLEEP With Your Bird...Sticky

I think we need a WARNING sticky.

I'm sick to death of hearing birds were crushed to death when they were allowed to sleep with people or have access to sleeping people.

It's impossible to control what you do when you are sleeping or what a bird will do.

IF you are sleepy, come home late & tired or had a your bird a big favor...leave it in the cage!
They will live without one night of cuddles but could very well get crushed to death if they crawl under you & you slip off into sleep.

Someone said they were sleeping for hours in a recliner with their bird.
I warned them how dangerous that was & that many birds die that way.
They were sure they did not change position & the bird slept safely on their shoulder & had been doing it for 2 weeks. My warning fell on deaf ears.

I wish I had tried a little harder to try to change there mind but I let it slide & since no one else in the thread even bothered to like my warning or add to it stressing its urgency the dangerous practice was continued.

Anyway the sweetest bird is no longer with us because he got crushed in a recliner & now I feel terrible that I did or could not do anything to try to change that persons mind. I think if I had some support from others this may have been avoided but no one else came to that birds aide or else they missed the warning.

If someone says they let the bird sleep with them make sure you warn them & be persistent you could be saving a innocent birds life & a whole lot of sorrow.
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Its sad that common sense wasn't used with this person and their bird.
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Unfortunately I did not see your original post, if I had I would have posted on it supporting you. It may have been during the time I was moving and I had really bad internet access when I first arrived.

A girl I knew in Sydney used to sleep with one of her birds, an Indian Ringneck, not in a chair but actually in bed with her. I got a phone call at 2.30am with her crying telling me she had rolled over and killed her bird. You should never, never ever sleep with a bird regardless of its size. It is far too dangerous and you are just asking for disaster.
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I'm sorry for the confusion but the incident was not on this site.
It was on another site.
I did warn this person once but I feel guilty I did not do more to try to convince them but they were so sure nothing bad could happen.

This sweet innocent birds death has mortified me & I can't seem to get the thought out of my mind.

I know accidents happen but maybe if a few more people has stressed the danger then maybe the tragedy could have been avoided.

He really loved that bird & that bird adored him.

I posted it here because if there was anything good about this poor bird dying then maybe it might just help another from succumbing to the same fate.
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