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On 15 Sep 2007, BIRD CAGES GALORE said the following in
While I am glad that this bird has found a good home, I am sorry that you gave up on ... have to be re-homed. It is disappointing to you and devastating for the bird. QPS is always here to help.

I did manage to join the QPS listserve...finally. I haven't done that in quite a while.
However, I want to clear up a couple of misconceptions.

This was not our first bird experience. We have four cockatiels in the house as well that belong to one of our adult (20 y.o.) kids that hasn't quite made the transition out of the family nest..so to speak.

We didn't "give up" on our Quaker. We were presented with a bird owner that was both looking for a Quaker and that had a living arrangement that mirrored the bird's past. Had we owned her for more than a few weeks, I doubt we would have wanted to let her go and I doubt that the behavioral issues would have remained issues based on the progress we were experiencing.
Nor did we go into that experience unprepared. We read a great deal about birds in magazines and books. Including Quakers. That is how we got interested in them.
And obviously, my original post here was motivated by a desire to work with the bird rather than looking for a place to drop it off.

Just to keep things straight..

Regards,
Dann
blogging at http://web.newsguy.com/dainbramage/blog.htm

Freedom works; each and every time it is tried.
However, I want to clear up a couple of misconceptions. This was not our first bird experience. We have four ... to work with the bird rather than looking for a place to drop it off. Just to keep things straight..

Dan this is Usenet, there is always a certain amount of "noise", don't let it bother you.
Quakers are a GREAT pet, but like I said any of the Parrots need to be raised right from the start, or it's an uphill battle. This is why I take my hat off to people who make their life's work trying to "rehabilitate" Parrots that have been "screwed up" by ignorance' Yours was of course NOT in this situation, but I have seen some that were really a mess. Anyway like I mentioned find someone who breeds them and does it "right" and you will be amazed at them. Birds that climb all over people wanting attention. If you get one that is young and well raised then you just have to deal with the normal trial and error as they get older and try to see "who is boss" .

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
However, I want to clear up a couple of misconceptions. ... place to drop it off. Just to keep things straight..

Dan this is Usenet, there is always a certain amount of "noise", don't let it bother you. Quakers are a ... . "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks." (Lazarus Long)

Dann, I am sorry if you misconstrued my post to mean that I thought you were just casting your bird off. I tend to be a tad too serious about working hard with these guys to make them and their family happy. I am glad that you joined the QPS list and hope that you join right in and ask all the questions you want. There are many good, competent and reputable breeders on this list; hopefully one close enough to you to help you select the bird that will be your forever companion.
ALEX - TO YOU I SAY: I RESENT YOUR REFERRING TO MY POST AS "USENET NOISE". I am a dedicated, professional bird rescue/resocialize/ rehome person. While you have every right to disagree with me, please do it intelligently - NOT - irascibly and cynically. It is not becoming of an adult.
Jan S. www.birdcagesgalore.com