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I stand by my point. You could have your loving bird on your shoulder for 30 years and never have anything wrong happen. But it only takes one time.

Besides, why would you want to put your flock mate's head higher than yours? There are more than a few reasons why you might not want to do that. Training and "p
I stand by my point. You could have your loving bird on your shoulder for 30 years and never have anything wrong happen. But it only takes one time.

Besides, why would you want to put your flock mate's head higher than yours? There are more than a few reasons why you might not want to do that. Training and dominance are two.
Alex is my B&G baby. He never bites me. But his head is never higher than mine and I never let him ride on my shoulder. I can rock him like a baby and he loves his tummy scratched.
I had a friend that has a wonderful Too. 6 years old and a darling. Everyone can pet her and she loves to show off. One day my friend bent over while the Too was on top of the cage. The too reached down to nibble on my friends ear (a kiss). Someone slammed a door. My friend ended up with a hole in her ear that you could almost put a hot dog into.
I respect your point of view. But many have families have dogs, cats, and all sorts of animals that are sweat and loving and that would never harm them and thousands of people end up in the ER each year, sent there by their own stupidity or their lack of understanding one simple point. The animal is what it is. It is not a person no matter how much they seem to act like us. And they DO react out of fear in they only way that has worked for them in nature. They scratch or bite.
Vision
I was using an old parrot joke in order to make a point Emotion: smile

VisioN
I was using an old parrot joke in order to make a point Emotion: smile

And I was using a joke to make people smile.
(it went right over your head obviously)
I stand by my point. You could have your loving bird on your shoulder for30 years and never have anything ... There are more than a few reasons why you might not want to do that. Training and dominance are two.

So you still believe in the antique 'dominance theory'? I didn't realise there was anyone who still believed in the height, dominance thing, as it has been disproved and widely published.
Alex is my B&G baby. He never bites me. But his head is never higher than mine and I never ... a door. My friend ended up with a hole in herear that you could almost put a hot dog into.

So what has that got to do with dominance? The bird was startled and panicked.
Would have happened if the owner was above the bird no doubt.
Well golly gee, read on please..
I stand by my point. You could have your loving bird on your shoulderfor

30

Yes I do still believe in this "theory". Why? Because it has been observed in nature time and time again by qualified scientists. Not bird watchers or bird lovers who have wishful thinking as justification for their opinion.
own stupidity or their lack of understanding one simple point. Theanimal

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I am not saying anyone should be petrified, just that they should realize that 300 million years of evolution can not be changed ENTIRELY in one life time.
While it is possible that a bird could puncture a vital artery the risk is very low. Birds tend to bite things that they can get their beak around.

You seem to be attempting to turn my point into a raving nut rant about the dangers of everything that may harm us. That is not what I am saying and I believe that you realize that fully. If someone wants to have their parrot on their shoulder fine. All I am attempting to do is point out the potential risks. That is all. And you must admit that there is a RISK, no matter how small a risk YOU think there may be.
You really should be a tad more careful in debating this issue. It is not about right or wrong. It is about a possible risk. You post here allot and have given some outstanding advise. Because of this, some newer folks may take what you comment as gospel. That being the case, you carry a great deal of responsibility with every keystroke that you type. Wield it wisely.

Take care,
VisioN
Our 1 year & 3 month old Military Macaw calls my husband & I by name. It is amusing and ... (he laughs like me) and then bite your ear gently and yell "no biting!". What wonderful creatures they are! Andrea

My scarlet macaw, Chilli, calls me by name. If I'm in another room and asks her what she wants she says "c'mere step up". Ain't they great!? Although lately I've been reduced to just "hey you!"

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