Should I give up my bird?

by Sylvaine
(US)

My bird is pitiful. It always wants to breed with me for two years now. I cut back day hours and cover cage in evening, but still makes sad noise and wishes to breed.

Should I give my bird to a breeder so she can be happy?

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Sep 13, 2011
not to a breeder!!
by: Anonymous

We have too many unloved and abandoned birds already!! we do not need any more bred in captivity.....lets give the ones in adoption centers, and basements, and closets homes first!!
I love my birds!!

May 03, 2009
yes
by: Anonymous

It sounds to me that you might not be spending enough time with your fowl partner. many people buy birds on the impulse and do not realize that they are like having a 4 year old. They require alot of love and attention. Unfortunately soon after, the novelty wears off and the bird ends up getting neglected. I know this because i have two African Greys that i adopted because of that very reason.I, personally, could never give mine up. i love them and they are a part of my family.
However, it sounds to me that maybe you might of gotten a little over your head although you don't state what type of parrot or how long you've had him. PLEASE PLEASE do not give him to a breeder but instead a bird rescue or sanctuary that will give him/her the care it requires.

Apr 28, 2009
Maybe you should
by: Anonymous

Not all breeders are bad and some birds are just meant to be breeders. A good breeder loves their birds and does not allow them to wear themselves out.

If the bird always is like this and it is not seasonal, then if you can find a breeder that loves their birds and doesn't just stick them in some room full of caged birds that produce babies, then it really might be best for the bird.

Think about it, do you want your bird to long for this desire to be fulfilled for years and years to come?

Apr 28, 2009
Bird
by: Anonymous

Please do not give your bird to breeder. There is more to its life than being a baby machine. My quakers try to mate with me too. Comes with the territory. I know of so many instances where sub-standard breeders have made a birds life hell. The rescues are full of them. Yes, there are some reputable breeders, but there are also many many who are not. What an awful life for your bird. If you don't want it anymore, please consider a rescue. They will screen applicants to find a good home for your bird.

Apr 28, 2009
never
by: Anonymous

never give up your avian companion. too many people look for easy way's out. i have a cockatiel who has been laying egg's for over 3 years and she is such a devoted pet. i cannot stand people who look for an easy way out!!!
Would it be any different if you had a cat or dog? I think NOT!!

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