I have had a parrot for some time now, and with it being hand reared from the egg he thinks he's one of us. Do you think its cruel to keep a bird :rolleyes:
Having this week been lucky enough to watch an Osprey work it's way down river looking for a feed, more than ever I fail to understand why people feel the need to cage birds?
All well and good. But my parrot does not have to look further than the end of his beak for a meal. He comes out of the cage reguarly and with it being hand read not a wild bird, then captured. Surely this is not cruel.
One assumes that you yourself were in fact hand rearer rather than captured?
What if you had been prevented from going beyond your front door?
What if you had been kept within the four walls that is your home?
What if you had been given three square meals a day?
What if you had been deprived of human company?
Would you know any different?
Would it have been cruel?
hmmm... IMHO it depends on the bird, and the conditions it is kept in. also a hand reared/captive bird would probably last all of 2 minutes if released.
so is it cruel to keep indoor cats?? or mice in cages?? or fish in a bowl??
We all know hand reared birds come from eggs in incubators.
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