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Rick K replied (now also deleted) to my comment on “My wife is going to burn in hell for tormenting our cockatoo….”:
Mitch, take a breath, you’re blowing this way out of proportion.
I would never do anything to harm one of my birds.
Let me repeat the operative word. Never!
I was right there on the floor next to him.
There’s no way he could have broken a toe because the tape was not on that securely.
I also know my bird well enough to know that he would not have panicked it in a situation like that.
As for the adhesive, it was only placed over the toes and nowhere near the legs or body.
As for being traumatized, we can put a nix on that as he ran out of the room singing.
Okay, look. I could go on and on addressing your issue point-by-point, but the bottom line here is, I’ve had this bird for 36 years. I know him. I know he reacts.
I know how he thinks. I would never do anything to harm him
And, as for judging me and my situation when in fact you don’t actually know what is going on, the shame is on you!
I posted a subsequent comment to the same Quora question:
Mr K PUT AN INNOCENT ANIMAL AT SERIOUS PHYSICAL RISK – TWICE
He made the incidents worse by making them seem funny giving a very wrong idea to people who now may try to duct tape a pet birds feet to the ground.
In most states he violated animal abuse law.
He would be fined in every EU country
In Germany all animals would be removed from his home according to Ann Castro, one of our blog contributors and Germany’s only consultant to the Tierschutzverein (animal protection union).
I’ve researched and published 1.25 million words on more than 1000 blog posts regarding pet bird care.