We have been abusing this wonderful creature for over
100 years now... and yet we've learned nothing....
This is Joey. He is wearing a collar so that he
himself anymore. He wont, because he died soon after this
photo was taken. See his story and a wonderful photo of Joey HERE
Is this what you want? The odds that your "cuddly" baby
will wind-up like this within 10 years is great. Or, how about...
Our quest for the all mighty dollar leads us to breed
and sell and purchase and ruin these once beautiful creatures.
Go ahead... buy one, and you too will be writing me for help.
Problem is..... there IS little help.
This is a Goffins Cockatoo believe it or not.
Read about the rescue of "Brandy" HERE.
I know people who buy cockatoos just because they
can. The birds aren't barbaric'ly chained as in the old
days, but the results are quite often the same..... This
is "PB", who was rescued from a dim basement.
(Read more about him on my Rescues Page)
This is Zyal and his new friend. Both are rescues and
you can read about them HERE
Even a bird that's loved may not be able to survive being caged.
Some of these birds were neglicted and abused. Others treated with
love. The results are often the same however. If you dont know what
is required of you for a LIFETIME, please dont add to the rescues
and continue to add to the torture of these pitiful creatures.
We all claim to know so much.... and yet know nothing.
This is the story of a Moluccan that was always loved, then one day her owner became very ill and a new loving owner took over, only to experience disaster....
Tuffy is a 24 year old moluccan
cockatoo; she came to live with me when she was 20. Most of
"Now I know" all the stress
I was feeling she felt, It was to much for her, and she started to chew
at her skin, under hers wings and legs. After many trips to the vet
Dr. Rosco who was fantastic with Tuffy and my self. I'm afraid I broke
down in tears in her office, every test came back fine.
We tried putting her on haliparilol,
all it did was make her dopey and didn't want to eat,and she still mutilated,
meanwhile she is not sleeping and neither was I.
I don't think there is anything more heart breaking in the world then
watching some one you love so much hurting herself and there is nothing
you can do but tell her you love her and that she is a beautiful girl,
So back to the vet, this time
to put a collar on her. God what an awful thing, the neck piece stopped
her from biting her chest, but she could still get her wings which she
did. So we had to
After about one hundred different
designs I came up with one that works great, she is happy, shouts, plays
and is back to the fun loving bird she used to be. Tuffy will probably
Unless you lived with a bird that is a mutilator, know one has any idea how heart breaking and awful this behavior is. Most birds that are mutilators die from bleeding to death or salmonella poisoning.
Beak Mutilation. Pretty isnt it?
Anyone that would do this or have it done should be
made accountable with a special place in HELL...
(Yes, its still being performed)
Photos From http://www.savethewave.com/connie
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" That which does not kill us makes us pull our feathers out......."