Rmoses wrote:Navre wrote:You're missing the point. I give them polite, informative answers, but sometimes I feel like I'd like to say the other thing.
And it is often annoying when people come in so concerned about superficial things like a bare chest. It stands in the way of them finding the best bird for them. In reality, most people who are very concerned about these things never adopt.
I do agree that education is one of our most important functions. It's important to remember that all the real parrot experts have hollow bones, and feathers.
Is not giving polite, informative answers, but feeling like saying the other thing being being disingenuous? Maybe what you would like to say is exactly what they need to hear. If I see a bird with a bare chest and you just tell me it is superficial and nothing to worry about, I see a bird that has had a plucking problem and don't know what caused it and if it will return when I get it home. It takes a certain type of person to care for a disabled animal or person and not everyone is that type. Don't put them down because they are not that type. If you tell me what you want me to know so that I will buy the bird, then then I'm not getting the whole story.
I am not trying to put you down, you are obviously an intelligent and caring person,(people), but don't berate me if what I want seems superficial to you. Maybe if you say what you really want to say, then I will see that it is superficial and with the added information I can make a better choice.
Navre wrote:I think I'm allergic to Lories. I can't breathe around them. I start coughing uncontrollably.
I thought it was the room they were in, but we moved them all into another room to thoroughly clean their floor, and I couldn't breathe in that other room.
They do have a different smell. They're the sweetest birds, and they can't really bite. They don't have much strength in their beaks. If they could be potty trained to only squirt poop in one spot, they'd be perfect!
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