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Old 02-19-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Hi . I myself have owned parakeets as a child. When I go into a pet store now as an adult and see beautiful little birds in cages I wonder if it is fair to them to spend the rest of their lives in a cage when they are meant to fly? Any thoughts on this ?

I like to watch the wild birds when sitting in my backyard and cannot imagine how they would feel in a tiny cage . I bet a pet bird can see and hear other birds out the window every day .
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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Birds have wings so they can fly. Not so they can "sit" in a cage or fly around an area about 1 foot. I think it's screwed up for sure.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Most pet birds would not survive very long if let out of their cage and allowed to fly freely. There are too many common household items that can kill/injure/sicken pet birds. In the wild, native species will easily prey on most pet birds. Even if you reintroduce a pet bird to it's native environment, it might not survive very long at all.

Maybe nobody should own a domestic cat or dog and they should be allowed to roam freely. This entire argument is absolutely ridiculous. Get over it folks !!
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I think if I ever own a bird I would make sure I could give it a place to safely fly and spread it's wings for a while every day like a large screened in porch or something , or build it a large avian outdoor enclosure in the backyard .

I do realize that wild birds are in danger. I see large dangerous looking birds flying overhead every day looking for food but I still think every bird deserves the chance to be able to fly. I know caged birds are loved and well fed but I have to believe they are also sad from being in a cage.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Most caged birds that I have had are very protective of their cages and dislike being separated from their cage.
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