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Sep 4, 2009

45 Actual Reasons People Give Up Their Pet Birds

1. Got tired of the bird
2. Didn’t spend enough time with the bird
3. Spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t like the bird
4. Family member developed an allergy
5. Moved
6. Bird screams too much/too noisy
7. Bird too messy
8. Work hours changed
9. Have new interests
10. Changed jobs
11. Got married
12. Got divorced
13. Got pregnant
14. Landlord won’t allow birds
15. Bird chewed up furniture
16. Bird started biting the kids 
17. Kids started hitting the bird
18. Husband hits the bird
19. Cage doesn’t match new furniture and new décor
20. Bird started biting me
21. Bird started biting my husband
22. Started traveling and going on vacations
23. Started dating
24. Bird needs too much attention
25. Bird doesn’t talk
26. Bird talks too much 
27. New bird doesn’t like my other bird
28. Other bird doesn’t like my new bird
29. Neighbor complained about the noise
30. Kids won’t feed or water the bird
31. Kids won’t clean the bird’s cage
32. My bird is sick and I can’t afford to pay for treatment
33. My bird is sick and I won’t pay for treatment
34. My cat tries to hurt my bird
35. My bird tries to hurt my cat
36. I found the bird and didn’t want him anyway
37. My bird doesn’t like me
38. My bird likes me too much and tries to mate with me
39. My bird only liked my boyfriend and now my boyfriend is gone 
40. I decided I want a bird that is more colorful.
41. I like my new bird better
42. My bird is mean and I can’t handle him
43. My bird doesn’t do anything but sit in his cage
44. My bird gets into everything and won’t sit still in his cage
45. I decided I want to buy a baby monkey…and birds and monkeys don’t get along…right?

 

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Posted: Friday September 4, 2009, 12:42 pm
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kindle G. (1557)
Tuesday April 6, 2010, 9:10 am
althou this is about bird pets, but the truth is..
these are the same excuses for ALL PETS AND ANIMALS. the excuses to end the responsibility of pet ownership is unlimited and i have heard them all.
but the one that really blew me away was this one and i only heard this excuse once in my life!:
"i have to give up my cat, cause his too affectionate and i don't like affectionate cats, if i wanted something affectionate, i would have gotten a dog instead"
needless to say...
as a rescue, despite this excuse..we took the cat in and we actually kept the sweet thing as our own, we feel in love with this cat, & we named him sassafraz..smile..

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