Michael wrote:here is what one breeder told me because I insisted that I would not buy a clipped bird: "Good luck to you finding whatever it is your looking for, your to intense for me. I'm sorry that you can't love a bird for just what it is, a bird." And remember, this is coming from a breeder that is supposed to be very experienced but always clips.
Seriously? I'm not sure what else you were requesting to be called 'Too intense' but requesting a bird not be clipped is 'not loving a bird for what it is, a bird'? You're exactly right calling this post "Sucky Breeders". It scares me that a breeder would be against an experienced
bird owner that's willing to take on the extra responsibility and take the extra precautions of keeping a flighted bird safe. Especially knowing that you currently have a flighted bird, it's not like you're a first time bird owner that doesn't know the risks involved... Besides a few cute tricks having a flighted bird doesn't really benefit the owner at all, it's for the health and happiness of the bird! If not being able to fly was for the benefit of the bird they wouldn't have wings!