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Well, that's certainly a breeders' argument. How about I revise myprevious statement to say I oppose keeping parrots as pets - regardless the source. karen

Translation: Karen should be king of the world so we will all do exactly as SHE decides. Then we would all be much better off, since she knows what is best for all of us. Too damn bad we have those pesky rights that get in her way.

"What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)
And because of that you frequent a pet birds newsgroup; makes perfect sense. Stash

She keeps hoping we will all come to our senses and see she is much smarter than the rest of us.
That and no life.

"What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)
And because of that you frequent a pet birds newsgroup; makes perfect sense. Stash

She keeps hoping we will all come to our senses and see she is much smarter than the rest of us. That and no life.

People don't keep pet parrots because they (humans) are smart. They keep parrots because they like the emotional attachment which birds can give. For that parrots are as good as any pet and (arguably) even other humans. My house has three macaws plus five other parrots. If logic was the only criteria they would all be gone in an instant. At the moment there's a BCC cuddling against my ear. I didn't put him there. He just flew into my office be with me. He has a home for life.
Lou Boyd
People don't keep pet parrots because they (humans) are smart.

Speak for yourself, Lou.
Spock the RSE often seems impressed by my cognitive abilities as he's training me.
B^)
Stash
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People don't keep pet parrots because they (humans) are smart. They keep parrots because they like the emotional attachment which ... him there. He just flew into my office be with me. He has a home for life. Lou Boyd

LOL

"What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)
Good Point. Contrary to what some have said, pet birds bred in captivity are not wild animals any longer. They usually can't survive when they get free, because they are either (1) in the wrong climate, with plant species unrecognizable as food or poison or (2) not likely to encounter other members of their own species to join a flock, since most of the pet parrots are flock oriented birds and need the common sense of the flock to live, find food and shelter. Notable exceptions being various breeds in Florida and the infamous Quakers of New England. Domesticated dogs and cats are different biological specimens than their wild anscestors and don't do well as feral animals. With all the specialized breeding of birds I think their situation is much the same.
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Domesticated dogs and cats are different biological specimens than their wild anscestors and don't dowell as feral animals.

Tell that to the multitudes of feral cats living and reproducing on the island where I live.
I don't mean that they can't survive, but I've never seen a healthy looking feral animal of a domesticated breed. All the ones I've seen look nasty and unhealthy. They can still reproduce themselves but if they had any natural predators they would probably be gone.
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