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(NBC 12 Richmond)   I know why the caged bird sings. It wants someone to give its birdcage a lift to the next town, after it was abandoned on the side of the road   (nbc12.com) divider line
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2020-10-23 11:53:55 PM  
Cockatiel, huh? Still  a sad story here regardless.
 
2020-10-24 1:42:42 AM  
Not sure which is more sad: That the bird was left abandoned on the side of the road, or the events that compelled its previous owner to do that.
 
2020-10-24 1:55:42 AM  
Bastards! They could've at least left it on the steps of the Shelter for cryin' out loud. Poor kiddo, We'd take it in! I've already rescued 5, and I'm sure the boys could handle one more with a little cage upsell. I just now put mine to bed for the night after their evening flight.

NephilimNexus: Not sure which is more sad: That the bird was left abandoned on the side of the road, or the events that compelled its previous owner to do that.


Seed isn't expensive, and yet it's not cheap either. I can understand that it's better to let it go rather than eat it.
 
2020-10-24 2:00:38 AM  

NephilimNexus: Not sure which is more sad: That the bird was left abandoned on the side of the road, or the events that compelled its previous owner to do that.


I tend to think that the person who left this bird there is both an asshole and going through tough times.  The two aren't mutually exclusive.
 
2020-10-24 2:02:04 AM  
Something tells me they found him on the side of the road to begin with...

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2020-10-24 2:03:58 AM  
Poor baby. Cockatiels are friendly and loving birds. But birds do not make good pets if you're not willing to do what it takes to take care of them.
 
2020-10-24 2:06:16 AM  
Well done on the tasteless headline, Subs.
 
2020-10-24 2:09:53 AM  
I wish I'd have found it because I'd give it a home. I'd teach it to sing a song. Because, hey, FREEBIRD!
 
2020-10-24 2:16:42 AM  

Maybe you should drive: NephilimNexus: Not sure which is more sad: That the bird was left abandoned on the side of the road, or the events that compelled its previous owner to do that.

I tend to think that the person who left this bird there is both an asshole and going through tough times.  The two aren't mutually exclusive.


All of what you said could be reasons but I am reasonably certain that all birds are assholes and that's probably why
 
2020-10-24 2:29:59 AM  
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou.
 
2020-10-24 2:38:28 AM  
I suspect the abandoner waited until the day warmed up, left the bird, and called it in. Mostly because I'm tired of being outraged and sorrowful every waking minute of every day.
 
2020-10-24 2:40:47 AM  
Article is short on details. I'm not making any assumptions until I learn more about this bird. The bird may have had it coming.

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2020-10-24 8:06:30 AM  
Don't I wish. Every 2-3  years or so someone abandons a dog out in the country on a rural road near a bridge where I live.  Sometimes a bitey terrier or a barking mutt. Yesterday a friendly young half Dane half black lab shows up with a collar and no tags. No training, no manners, but well groomed. I'll feed it and care for it and put up signs around the area and then take it to a county animal shelter in about a week. Where I will make a cash donation again.  There's a 95% chance the dog was dumped because he got too big and was unmanageable. It as strong as a horse.
 
2020-10-24 8:26:38 AM  

Nocrash: Don't I wish. Every 2-3  years or so someone abandons a dog out in the country on a rural road near a bridge where I live.  Sometimes a bitey terrier or a barking mutt. Yesterday a friendly young half Dane half black lab shows up with a collar and no tags. No training, no manners, but well groomed. I'll feed it and care for it and put up signs around the area and then take it to a county animal shelter in about a week. Where I will make a cash donation again.  There's a 95% chance the dog was dumped because he got too big and was unmanageable. It as strong as a horse.


Half Great Dane half lab sounds like an energetic giant.
Unless you had a very large backyard or are a jogger, this isn't the dog for you.

AFTA, I'm not sure if the owners found themselves allergic, or worse, couldn't even afford bird food. It's the note that bothers me.
 
2020-10-24 8:46:18 AM  
Never will you meet more wretched and vile.
 
2020-10-24 10:08:12 AM  

EL EM: I suspect the abandoner waited until the day warmed up, left the bird, and called it in. Mostly because I'm tired of being outraged and sorrowful every waking minute of every day.


Tiels are more adaptable than the article lets on. They can handle from @ 35° F - 105° no problem, but they don't really enjoy it. I give mine a good spraydown of they're in the outside cage at 100° but around 102 they come inside. I don't let them stay out below 64°, that's not necessarily healthy. They aren't Quaker Parrots, they do NOT revel in the cold.

Either way, all four of them will vociferously let me know when it's time to come in: they know when they want out, and they know when they've had enough. The hard days are when we have to keep them inside for long stretches because of bad weather but they see "outside" and are very insistent that this is where they would rather be. We have on occasion put them out for 5 minutes just to let them get the feel for exactly why we won't and that usually solves the problem: Tiels are smart enough to "get it" and will usually be cooperative once they know the score. I make sure they get extra indoor flight time for the hard summer days and long winter weeks to make up for it.

We acclimated three of our four birbs for extreme weather gradually and with great care but the fourth bird seems to have been born to it: he was found by my wife's grandfather in the mountains of North Carolina when the little bastard dropped out of the sky and landed on his picnic table looking for a handout. We've had "mystery bird" for about 15 years now and he even sired a beautiful offspring who we still have. His major skills were being the only one we have that would crawl upside down inside the big cage, and screaming like a damned Bluejay, who apparently he believes are his kin. As he was found in the early spring he was either a recent escapee or the breeder that had him considered him a reject and let him go that year. He's got an oddball scruff on the nape of his skinny neck and it definitely would make him a reject for sale. No leg bands so we'll never know, but the first year we had him he made squeaky chick noises and still had other tells of only being @ a year old or less. Even after 15 years he is still our most skittish rescue, but when it's time to go outside he practically jumps in my hand and struggles the least of our flock.

Tiels can live a very long time and our boys will possibly outlive us, but I hope not.
 
2020-10-24 10:19:03 AM  

Nocrash: Don't I wish. Every 2-3  years or so someone abandons a dog out in the country on a rural road near a bridge where I live.  Sometimes a bitey terrier or a barking mutt. Yesterday a friendly young half Dane half black lab shows up with a collar and no tags. No training, no manners, but well groomed. I'll feed it and care for it and put up signs around the area and then take it to a county animal shelter in about a week. Where I will make a cash donation again.  There's a 95% chance the dog was dumped because he got too big and was unmanageable. It as strong as a horse.


Three years ago we lived on a country road in a wealthy area where abandonment was common. Sadly the last pair we encountered was a father/daughter set of dachshund that looked to be maybe 12.5% - 25% "other". They were both beautiful dogs but the father was incredibly skittish and despite us luring them in with love & treats was quick to escape. Both were very smart. We kept "Dixie" for several months and let her out as often as possible with the hope of drawing her father back but he never did return, probably became a coyote meal. Dixie grew up fast and was a lovable PITA and I really wish we could have kept her but I'm allergic to dogs and we moved into an apartment with insanely high pet fees so it was a no-go. We found a perfect family to rehome her with and they report that she is still a lovable PITA that digs moon craters and eats endangered reptiles for fun. When we found them originally they were both very skinny and so had either been on the run for a while or the previous "owners" clearly could not provide for them. Apparently every time there is a downturn in the oil market, pet abandonment spikes through the ceiling here  :(
 
2020-10-24 10:25:25 AM  
Jerks.
 
2020-10-24 12:26:49 PM  
About 15 years ago I had a garden where I buried the cleanings of about 2-3 limits of saugers. I buried them about 2 foot deep and between the rows of my favorite tomatoes. The next day the yotes had dug it all up and made a mess. I fixed everything and the next day they did it again. I set out 2 traps to catch the yotes and the next day had 2 15-20 lb black labs. One was dead in the trap and the other was so bad off that I just put him out of his misery. When I talked to the vet a few days later he said that when they get that bad there is almost never anything you can do for them other than to put them down to end the suffering.

I was pissed. My folks were pissed. The town of Kenyon MN was pissed. No one ever figured out who mistreated them and dumped them. They would have been lynched.
 
2020-10-24 8:23:58 PM  
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