I have always wanted to have a parrot, specifically a cockatoo. Recently, after watching several documentaries on the subject of birds as pets, I am finding it quite distressing and struggling with the humaneness of keeping one; even though I know there are parrots out there that are completely bonded to humans and need adoption.
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I am sure that I will adopt a lifelong friend when I am ready. I just really feel terrible like I am contributing to the problem, even if I am adopting and rescuing. I will definitely make the choice to get a bird that matches me in age.
All you would be doing is denying a bird a home that needs it, just like not adopting a dog because there are puppy mills.
I am not positive, but I believe that most captive parrots have their wings clipped to prevent them from flying. However, I agree clipped or not, it does feel like slavery.
yes my dear....i know parrots are very intelligent and responsive but the nature has made them to fly and should not be kept as slaves :)
What animals do you recommend that I can keep as my slaves Josh?
dog and horse probably
You sound unsure that a horse makes a better slave than a parakeet. What did the poor horse do to deserve slave status? Actual human slaves didn't have their body parts clipped, so why is it OK for horses and not a bird?
There is a huge difference between a horse and a dog. Wild dogs are coyotes and wolves. Wild horses are just wild. The meaning of breaking a horse is just that. Breaking them of their natural instincts to run free so that we can ride, pack and race.
Yes there is a huge difference between a horse and a dog. One is a horse (Equus ferus caballus) which is an odd-toed ungulate, the other is a dog (Canis lupus familiaris), a canid (none descended from coyotes).
Well my point was that I would never look at a dog as a slave. I am not making it do anything. But with a horse, the act of breaking it to ride or pack or whatever...definitely slave like.
well there are uses to both animals. Horse was used in traveling for centuries and dogs were kept for protection. You are not just making them salves inside your homes. If incase this technology rolls back then how would you be able to travel?
There is no way a parrot can go from being a pet back to being a wild bird. They cant learn to properly hunt and forage as pets, making them targets to other predators for sure.