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You're responding to one of the resident trolls. He just wants attention. If

you try to reason with him he will go on forever. desperately needs attention to make up for what Mom and Dad did to him.

Typical bullshit response alex. I don't crave attention, I happen to believe in letting birds lead a happy and natural life. Not to be mutilated and paraded in front of strangers.Bird is a living creature not a fashion accessory.
I don't want people to reason with me or to try to justify their need to mutilate their birds, to treat them like children or feed them an unnatural diet out of laziness.
And what do you think my parents did to me alex?
Lot's of good advice in this thread, but I just want to say to be careful about dogs running up to you and the bird. Make sure you can protect the bird.
Dave
Lot's of good advice in this thread, but I just want to say to be careful about dogs running up to you and the bird. Make sure you can protect the bird. Dave

That's easy enough to take care of. I take precautions about loose dogs whether I am walking alone, with my bird, or with my dog. Everyone should. There is always some moron who allows their dog to run free.
Stupidity should be painful
Thanks everyone for the links and suggestions.
The west nile virus topic was also very interest and suggests that once the mosquitos are out a properly protected enclosure may be worthwhile.

Dogs don't fluster the bird, but it's good to make sure I'm watching them for jumping up on me.
The smithpets.com (or whatever it was) site doesn't work well with the mozilla browser
(particularly the perches page), but the email contact address for the site bounced when I attempted to let them know of the problem.

Weather's warming up, we'll see how it goes.
Lot's of good advice in this thread, but I just want to say to be careful about dogs running up to you and the bird. Make sure you can protect the bird. Dave

Even better advice, leave your bird at home then you dont have to worry about anything running up to your bird.
Lot's of good advice in this thread, but I just ... the bird. Make sure you can protect the bird. Dave

That's easy enough to take care of. I take precautions about loose dogs whether I am walking alone, with my bird, or with my dog. Everyone should. There is always some moron who allows their dog to run free. Stupidity should be painful

I'm 37, and I've never had a problem with a single dog (they shouldn't be loose for their own safety of course). A bird though could get scared by a roaming dog.
Dave
I'm 37, and I've never had a problem with a single dog (they shouldn't be loose for their own safety of course). A bird though could get scared by a roaming dog. Dave

In almost all jurisdictions dogs are required not to be loose. Your claim of never having a problem with a dog does not make all the people who get bit daily feel any better about the bite. As I said I ALWAYS carry protection from stray dogs whether I have a bird with me or my own dog, who is very small. A couple times I have had some close calls with the stray dogs owner when they get mad that you ran their dog off. Small children are often the victims of this also. Unfortunately the dogs owners are seldom held accountable for their stupidity. It's a shame the dog has to suffer because the owner is a moron, but that's life.

Things get better with age. I'm approaching magnificent!!
I'm 37, and I've never had a problem with a ... A bird though could get scared bya roaming dog. Dave

In almost all jurisdictions dogs are required not to be loose. Your claimof never having a problem with a dog ... has to sufferbecause the owner is a moron, but that's life. Things get better with age. I'm approaching magnificent!!

I also carry when I walk the dog, be it protection from other dogs running loose or the two legged type.
Dave
Ditto!!!
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