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2014-03-28 02:42:22 PM
I was really, really hoping this story was about a dog.
 
2014-03-28 05:00:12 PM
That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.
 
2014-03-28 05:36:37 PM

Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.


Yep.

They're social, smart, and live forever.

Even if you take good care of it, it's cruel.
 
2014-03-28 05:39:18 PM

impaler: Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.

Yep.

They're social, smart, and live forever.

Even if you take good care of it, it's cruel.


Fark you, I want my mouthy parrot! *starts flipping through Craigslist*
 
2014-03-28 06:26:53 PM

Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.


I would never own a bird.  Birds are meant to fly.
 
2014-03-28 06:27:44 PM

Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.


If you do, get one from somebody that's trying to get rid of it.
 
2014-03-28 06:28:07 PM
'Lovely plummage, the African Grey'.

/got nothing
//messy birds
 
2014-03-28 06:29:09 PM

peacheslatour: Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.

I would never own a bird.  Birds are meant to fly.


OK, who here did not read that in Morgan Freeman's voice?

You know you did.
 
2014-03-28 06:30:01 PM

peacheslatour: Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.

I would never own a bird.  Birds are meant to fly.


Fish are meant to swim, cats are meant to hunt, etc. Pet ownership is cruel if you look at it in a certain light but you could also say that if the animal doesn't know any differently, it's probably happy.
 
2014-03-28 06:31:54 PM

Cagey B: I was really, really hoping this story was about a dog.


A dog would just tell everyone how your mother likes it, Trebek.
 
2014-03-28 06:32:36 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: peacheslatour: Lando Lincoln: That PBS show about parrots and all of the owners that abandon them was pretty depressing.

Don't get a parrot, people. Just don't.

I would never own a bird.  Birds are meant to fly.

OK, who here did not read that in Morgan Freeman's voice?

You know you did.


I did now
 
2014-03-28 06:33:23 PM
Birds are a lot more responsibility than most other pets...i brought one home from work (pet clinic) to nurse back to health. Odds are 50/50 at best.
 
2014-03-28 06:35:26 PM
I like teaching birds to ask for blowjobs.
 
2014-03-28 06:38:17 PM
The bird's vet has prescribed him 0.1ml of Amitriptyline a day - the same form of prozac which is also given to humans.

Are they using prozac as a general term for antidepressant? I've never heard it used that way, at least not in the U.S., and Prozac is not the same drug as Amitriptyline.
 
2014-03-28 06:38:23 PM

peacheslatour: I would never own a bird.  Birds are meant to fly.


Agreed.

www.elkcreekhuntclub.com
 
2014-03-28 06:38:49 PM
Paulie......
 
2014-03-28 06:39:39 PM

Cagey B: I was really, really hoping this story was about a dog.


ya, it's not?
 
2014-03-28 06:44:03 PM
For the life of me, I don't understand why you would do that to an animal.
 
2014-03-28 06:44:54 PM
I got nothing against Jerry Reed, but this song by George Jones seems to fit TFA better.

/May they both rest in peace
 
2014-03-28 06:46:29 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I like teaching birds to ask for blowjobs.


Yea, had a college friend with a Grey, all it ever said was 'Gimme a hit!'  Stupid bird...stupider owner.
 
2014-03-28 06:48:37 PM
So the parrot was yelling out "Doggystyle"?
 
2014-03-28 06:49:45 PM
"Jesus is watching you,"
 
2014-03-28 06:50:56 PM

Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why you would do that to an animal.


Satanic_Hamster can't come up with a reason to treat an animal badly? Hm, what if the animal is some kind of rodent, and it's acting like it's, I don't know, possessed by something, and...
 
2014-03-28 06:51:49 PM
Sarah smiles.
 
2014-03-28 06:52:29 PM

Ihaveanevilparrot: The bird's vet has prescribed him 0.1ml of Amitriptyline a day - the same form of prozac which is also given to humans.

Are they using prozac as a general term for antidepressant? I've never heard it used that way, at least not in the U.S., and Prozac is not the same drug as Amitriptyline.


Someone needs to create a chart that shows how all anti-depression pills are "Prozac" to the media.  Like all handguns are Glocks and all rifles are AK-47s.
 
2014-03-28 06:54:21 PM

brimed03: Ihaveanevilparrot: The bird's vet has prescribed him 0.1ml of Amitriptyline a day - the same form of prozac which is also given to humans.

Are they using prozac as a general term for antidepressant? I've never heard it used that way, at least not in the U.S., and Prozac is not the same drug as Amitriptyline.

Someone needs to create a chart that shows how all anti-depression pills are "Prozac" to the media.  Like all handguns are Glocks and all rifles are AK-47s.


And all dogs are pit bulls.
 
2014-03-28 06:54:26 PM
FTA -- Ms Henley said: "I cover all kinds of problematic behaviour with parrots from swearing, to biting to feather-plucking which is essentially the birds self harming.

Yell, well better the bird be that way than the other way round.
 
2014-03-28 06:57:24 PM
So, the part left out of the article, and really what I want to know: what happened the the a$$holes who originally put the bird alone in a dog cage in a cold, dark garage for 3 years while it slowly plucked its own feathers out?  They were shaved and left naked in widely-separated, 5x5 concrete cells 20 feet below ground level with a small, barred window in the roof during monsoon season in India, right?  Or fined, or something?
 
2014-03-28 06:58:01 PM

haolegirl: brimed03: Ihaveanevilparrot: The bird's vet has prescribed him 0.1ml of Amitriptyline a day - the same form of prozac which is also given to humans.

Are they using prozac as a general term for antidepressant? I've never heard it used that way, at least not in the U.S., and Prozac is not the same drug as Amitriptyline.

Someone needs to create a chart that shows how all anti-depression pills are "Prozac" to the media.  Like all handguns are Glocks and all rifles are AK-47s.

And all dogs are pit bulls.


That got you a "Smart" vote.  Thanks, can't believe I missed that one.
 
2014-03-28 06:58:16 PM
"They then started fighting over me with Roy saying 'my Elaine'."

It's ours, precious.
 
2014-03-28 07:00:19 PM
Parrots shouldn't be kept as pets.  Ever.
 
2014-03-28 07:00:37 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: I got nothing against Jerry Reed, but this song by George Jones seems to fit TFA better.

/May they both rest in peace


Oh man. Thank you. Been a long time.
 
2014-03-28 07:01:56 PM

Super Chronic: Satanic_Hamster can't come up with a reason to treat an animal badly? Hm, what if the animal is some kind of rodent, and it's acting like it's, I don't know, possessed by something, and...


Get it a beer or Woodchuck?
 
2014-03-28 07:02:34 PM

Satanic_Hamster: For the life of me, I don't understand why you would do that to an animal.


Because a disturbingly large percentage of us humans are foolish enough to still think that consciousness is a binary proposition, rather than a matter of degrees, and so easily rationalize treating other living creatures with stunning cruelty without so much as a second thought.

Empathy is one of humanity's greatest gifts and we do not value it enough.
 
2014-03-28 07:02:48 PM

Prey4reign: FTA -- Ms Henley said: "I cover all kinds of problematic behaviour with parrots from swearing, to biting to feather-plucking which is essentially the birds self harming.

Yell, well better the bird be that way than the other way round.


DO NOT attempt to image-search "parrot in pleather."Oh, the things that cannot be unseen.  Oh, the NSA records that cannot be erased.
 
2014-03-28 07:04:54 PM

brimed03: So, the part left out of the article, and really what I want to know: what happened the the a$$holes who originally put the bird alone in a dog cage in a cold, dark garage for 3 years while it slowly plucked its own feathers out?  They were shaved and left naked in widely-separated, 5x5 concrete cells 20 feet below ground level with a small, barred window in the roof during monsoon season in India, right?  Or fined, or something?


That what I was looking for. Someone needs a well placed UFIA.
 
2014-03-28 07:05:18 PM
If you are so insecure that you can't handle an animal speaking a common name because it makes your relationship feel less valid you should probably just go die.

Hate to think what might have happened if the guy had kids who didn't want to never speak of their deceased mother again.
 
2014-03-28 07:07:53 PM
"What did the chicken do to piss you off?"
 
2014-03-28 07:08:24 PM
I've had a Congo African Grey for sixteen years so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.  Our Gandalf says dozens of phrases and uses them in contextually correct situations.  She laughs, chuckles, snorts, giggles, farts, kisses, barks, meows, clucks like a chicken and beeps like the microwave.  She says "bye bye go to work" when I leave in the morning and says "Hi Mom" to my wife but never to me.  Without a doubt she'll out live me.  For that reason alone we never ever taught her stuff that would make her un-adoptable.

That British slag should rot in hell for what she did to that bird.
 
2014-03-28 07:10:56 PM
Sometimes I really hate people......and I'm a people person.
 
2014-03-28 07:13:18 PM
" ... I turn 'round and my dead wife's upstairs;
She's still wearing flares.
She talks out loud but no one hears."
 
2014-03-28 07:17:22 PM

Jument: Fish are meant to swim, cats are meant to hunt, etc.


Humans are meant to live naked on the grasslands of east Africa.
 
2014-03-28 07:17:36 PM

Arctic Phoenix: Parrots shouldn't be kept as pets.  Ever.


Unless they can do this.
 
2014-03-28 07:17:41 PM
African grey parrots are considered to be on the emotional/intellectual level of a 7 yr. old child.  What would happen to someone who left a child caged in a dark, cold garage for three years?  The bird's former owners should be shot.
 
2014-03-28 07:19:00 PM

subsetzero: I've had a Congo African Grey for sixteen years so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.  Our Gandalf says dozens of phrases and uses them in contextually correct situations.  She laughs, chuckles, snorts, giggles, farts, kisses, barks, meows, clucks like a chicken and beeps like the microwave.  She says "bye bye go to work" when I leave in the morning and says "Hi Mom" to my wife but never to me.  Without a doubt she'll out live me.  For that reason alone we never ever taught her stuff that would make her un-adoptable.

That British slag should rot in hell for what she did to that bird.


You win an internets. Nice people deserve recognitions too.
 
2014-03-28 07:20:12 PM
FTA Fark off Milo
 
2014-03-28 07:22:59 PM

Cagey B: I was really, really hoping this story was about a dog.


That would be rough.
 
2014-03-28 07:23:19 PM
If I could ever have cats and a bird, I'd want a grey.  I know they're smart, or at least quick to pick up their environmentals sounds and have some intelligence....unfortunately, my cats would never let it be.
Siamese and a Maine coon, mean cat biatches........
 
2014-03-28 07:23:41 PM
Parrots are great. Not as pets, per se, but they're almost as smart as crows and they can speak any human language.
 
2014-03-28 07:25:34 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Super Chronic: Satanic_Hamster can't come up with a reason to treat an animal badly? Hm, what if the animal is some kind of rodent, and it's acting like it's, I don't know, possessed by something, and...

Get it a beer or Woodchuck?


I don't know about hamsters (I was only 9 when I got mine), but I know plenty of rats who like Woodchuck.
 
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