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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2011, 09:30:00 PM »

Great post  :clap: :clap:, lets hope the chancers take notice!  :crazy:
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2011, 10:11:33 PM »

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: well said Pat, needs sticky i think  :thumbsup:
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2011, 09:09:06 AM »

hmmmm Bob im bein a bit slow, why is it rude ???
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 09:43:37 AM »

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Good post Pat.

No point taking unnecessary risks. Accidents will always happen but we shouldn't give them a written invitation!!
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 10:48:56 AM »

 :clap:  :clap: Good post. Merlin got out of the back door, I was VERY lucky that I got him back. We are all now extra careful when he is out. Accidents happen, but why take them outside and risk it happening. Hopefully people will think before they try it.
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2011, 09:30:20 PM »

This is the e-mail that I recieved from the windowcling company:-


Hi Jennifer
Thank you for your enquiry regarding self cling window stickers with a picture of a parrot on.
We can produce the image you supply onto the stickers, it will need to be of a good resolution.
The price for 20 stickers 10 x 10cm is 22.50 + 4.00 delivery, all prices are plus VAT.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Melanie
 
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I think that is very reasonable. I'm going to look for a clear photo on line to use and send in to them. What do you think? Is this a great prices or what? You could have window clings made with your own bird on them?

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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2011, 09:34:05 PM »

You can't take a photo from online, the resolution won't be good enough, plus you are running the risk of copyright blah blah blah.  For something like that, they will need a large image with good resolution.  If you really want to do it, I can send you a photo of Charlie if you want.......but there must be an easier, cheaper way.......post it notes, make your own little signs and print them out.

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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2011, 09:49:12 PM »

Oooh, you've given me an idea Pat. Thank you. :cheekkiss:

I will let you know if they come to fruition. :macaw

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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2011, 10:03:32 PM »

Glad to be of assistance hahaha.

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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2011, 06:52:44 AM »

Just to let you all know that the "It won't happen to me!" syndrome has struck again and now another little Grey is flying free, lost.  Why don't people stop being so conceited to think that their Greys love them more than flying free?  :grrr :grrr

I wasn't going to make this thread sticky but I have now and I'll add to it everytime a Grey flies off through total lack of thought or care.

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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2011, 09:51:37 AM »

It's so frustrating that people just don't think!!   :cry2:

Think of it this way - instead of thinking "I'll take them out, they won't fly away" think

"Right if I took them out and they did fly away how would I feel?  What might happen to my feathered friend?  How can I prevent that from happening?"

Lets hope there are less birds this is happening too   :cry2:
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2011, 10:10:42 AM »

Just to let you all know that the "It won't happen to me!" syndrome has struck again and now another little Grey is flying free, lost.  Why don't people stop being so conceited to think that their Greys love them more than flying free?  :grrr :grrr

I wasn't going to make this thread sticky but I have now and I'll add to it everytime a Grey flies off through total lack of thought or care.

Oh no  :cry2:  Is it a bird belonging to someone from here?

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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »

Yes another one off here ?
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2011, 08:23:20 AM »

It won't happen to me!  That seems to be the way that us humans get through life, we never think that other people's misfortunes can happen to us.  Maybe it's some sort of defence mechanism or maybe it's wishful thinking, I don't know.  We like to think that we know our birds, that they love us unconditionally but the truth of the matter is, they don't.  They let us cuddle them, tickle them, look after them in general, because we feed them, they don't have to go hunting for food, they have toys to play with so they are happy.  They have the intelligence of a small child, there are so many small children that if someone talked to them, offered them sweets, played with them, they would quite happily go off with that person because that person made them happy, so the child would trust them and no matter how many times we say to the child, don't go with strangers, don't talk to strangers, don't take sweets from strangers....they still do it, because they think that nothing bad would happen to them. When we take out birds out into the garden without a harness or a cage, we think that the birds are loyal to us, they won't fly away because they love us, always comes back when called (indoors), always steps up when asked (indoors), whereas the truth of the matter is, once a bird is unrestrained and something spooks it, then you will be very lucky indeed to get that bird back.  Survival instinct kicks in, fight or flight, and your bird will choose flight every time.  Any smidgeon of loyalty that your bird might have had will vanish up into the sky along with your bird.  Why even chance it, why give your bird the opportunity to fly away, would you put your child in danger from being led away by other people? If you love your child you protect it from all dangers, if you love your bird you don't even give it the chance to be scared and take flight.  Use a harness, or a cage when you take your bird out of the house.  It is heartbreaking to see so many birds lost because of one moment of lack of concentration, but it is even more heartbreaking to see a beautiful bird flying away from you because of your own pigheaded belief that the bird won't leave you.
I wish I'd read that before Bobby flew away!
Fortunately for us, he was found yesterday and we've got him home.  He'd been gone a week.
It was my own stupid fault, I didn't realise his flight feathers had grown back and he would come and go on top of his cage as he pleased.  When I got home last Friday afternoon, he was on the plants outside and as I tried to get him he just flew away.
We are one of the lucky few to get ours back and we're extremely grateful to the kind man who shimmied up the tree Bobby was in, managed to capture him and took him home, then rang our local animal rescue centre the next day.
I know many of you do not agree with having the flight feathers removed, but we are going to do it, I cannot think it would be better for him to be locked up all day in a cage and I can't chance him flying away again.
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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2011, 08:31:45 AM »

He doesn't have to be locked up all day as long as you are vigilant with your doors and windows. You can harness train him or take him out in a cage. Even with the flight feathers gone, they can take off in a gust of wind.
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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2011, 09:17:58 AM »

Hi. Its great you got Bobby back, The last I heard from you was about you building an aviary for him ?  Although I can see as a knee jerk reaction the clipping will not I believe do Bobby any favours due to the problems it causes. But am pleased he's back.
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2011, 09:20:27 AM »

Yeah, sorry to miss the point - I am glad he's back, that's great news but think there are many other ways you could deal with your worries.
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2011, 09:24:53 AM »

So pleased you got Bobbie back, but please reconsider wing clipping, he will still be able to fly out of the garden with a gust of wind.  Harness train him, or put him in a travel cage to take him out in the garden.  You've got him back this time, but you may not be so lucky next time.

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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2011, 10:06:51 AM »

so glad Bobby is back!  :yahoo: That guy didn't deserve to just get lost and perish after everything he'd been through before.
If you think clipping is the safest option then perhaps that is better than Bobby escaping again, but even clipped parrots can easily escape if picked up by the wind, or as you say when his feathers grow out (they can grow at different speed and it's an easy mistake and a frequent one to make - to misjudge the time when they should be re-clipped) and it is just not recommended to take a parrot outside without a harness, cage, or any protection whatsoever clipped or not. What about an aviary? That sounds like it would be great for both Bobby and easier for you?  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2011, 10:11:22 AM »

What a huge relief Bobby is back, very lucky boy! I'm so pleased for him!

It does sadden me when owners punish their birds for THEIR mistakes by clipping their wings (and make no mistake, to a bird it's just about the worst punishment there is). There are other options open to those willing to make the effort.
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