Sarah - posted on 01/04/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
I've been trying in both mom forums like this and parrot forums to get some help integrating life with a parrot & life with a baby, now toddler. The bird forums are polite but have no clue. Most owners there have grown kids if any.
But the mom forums "AAAAAAHHHH!"...okay let me explain.
Rowdy, our male African Grey Parrot, is a rescue and like rescues do sometimes, he has fits. They are smart enough & have a good enough memory to sort of have PTSD if they've had any "issues" in their past.
If you think your kid screams loud...be in the room when a parrot has a fit. (but bring earplugs lol)
Anyway loudness not being the only issue I've asked for advice about multiple things. You know what the moms, the ones who won't admit they're clueless, tell me...
Get rid of the bird!!!!!! Really?!
He has NEVER posed a danger to my daughter besides a slightly grumpier mom sometimes. Yes her hearing at every check-up has been fine.
How about the next time your stepchild interferes with your biological child you consider getting rid of the stepkid?!
I know it's not exactly the same but that's how it feels.
Do you even know how hard it is for a rescue parrot to find a good home? Let alone the fact that we're his 6th home in his 23 years! Do you understand they have about the intelligence of a 2 or 3 year old human child, and if we "got rid" of him he could actually feel betrayed, making it harder for him to get adopted!
I was hoping for A LITTLE MORE CREATIVITY! Thank You! If you can't help or even be supportive then why are you even responding!
On that note, I'll understand if this post gets no replies. lol
(EXHALE) I feel a little better. Thanks for "listening". ;)