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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:07 PM

Exotic birds abandoned, left to die in Grandview home rescued

Source: Fox 4 Kansas City(not Fox news)

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — A Pleasant Valley, Mo., house in the 6800 block of Sobbie Road had literally been left to the birds. When Carol Fisher entered the home her ex-husband used to live in, she discovered six parrots roaming the back of the home with little food, no water and no heat.
“It was a deplorable mess as far as I’m concerned,” she said. “I think a bird should be treated like a dog or cat.”
The Excelsior Springs woman believes the two cockatoos and four macaws had literally been eating the walls since October to survive. That’s when her divorce was granted, but the judge told her she had to wait 120 days before she could enter the home her husband had been living for 11 years. Fisher says the home looked like an episode of “Hoarders” and was surprised the birds were still alive.
Dr. Julie Burge and two volunteers with Burges Bird Services rescued the birds and brought five of them to Burges Bird Rescue clinic in Grandview, Mo.

Read more: http://fox4kc.com/2013/02/14/exotic-birds-abandoned-left-to-die-in-grandview-home-rescued/

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Reply Exotic birds abandoned, left to die in Grandview home rescued (Original post)
pstokely Feb 2013 OP
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #4
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #5
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #8
onehandle Feb 2013 #12
JEB Feb 2013 #17
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #20
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #35
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #37
airplaneman Feb 2013 #11
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #13
airplaneman Feb 2013 #15
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #27
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #18
airplaneman Feb 2013 #25
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #26
airplaneman Feb 2013 #39
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #41
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #42
mikeytherat Feb 2013 #33
airplaneman Feb 2013 #40
dhill926 Feb 2013 #14
Skittles Feb 2013 #23
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #24
L0oniX Feb 2013 #2
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #6
TheProgressive Feb 2013 #7
L0oniX Feb 2013 #22
hibbing Feb 2013 #29
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #3
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #9
alp227 Feb 2013 #19
840high Feb 2013 #31
onehandle Feb 2013 #10
truegrit44 Feb 2013 #21
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #28
truegrit44 Feb 2013 #38
mikeysnot Feb 2013 #36
Frosty1 Feb 2013 #30
Helen Reddy Feb 2013 #32
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #34
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #43

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:09 PM

1. Some people are absolutely frightening creatures. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:29 PM

4. The absolute most frightening. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. +100

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:42 PM

8. My cat loves to lie by my arm while I use the PC, is constantly with me and is

a 7x24 true friend. I really have difficulty with people that harm defenseless pets. I often look at my cat next to me, purring away loudly wondering how anyone can be cruel to defenseless pets or any animal. It's really the mark of a low life despicable individual to do this harm.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:59 PM

12. I have a cat to my right and a little dog to my left as I watch Rachel on the sofa.

Life is good with animals.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:32 PM

17. My cockatiel

sits on her bird pad right next to the mouse pad.

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Response to JEB (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:49 PM

20. Too funny! Sometimes my cat thinks moving the mouse is a game and I push around the mouse

with a cat paw on my hand!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:58 AM

35. My mom rescued a maltese from the dog shelter last summer

so beautiful, kind, loving and harmless...

Even now when I consider the fact that her previous owner just left her out on the street to fend for herself makes my blood pressure skyrocket...(the dog was never the type to ever run away)...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:22 PM

37. Maltese are wonderful dogs. We've had 3 of them. They are kind, loving and loyal, just

wonderful dogs.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:54 PM

11. A true measure of humanity....

Is how we treat other people and animals around us especially young children and any animal wild or domesticated.
It breaks my heart hearing stories like this one.
-Airplane

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 PM

13. My pets to me are humans, I don't even think of them as pets, we just look a

little different. Same here, "It breaks my heart hearing stories like this one."

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

15. Having a degree in Biochemistry I have long believed we share a kinship with other animals

If you were to experience the consciousness of a dog or cat or other mammal, you would probably be shocked to how similar it is to your own. They have a soul just like we do. To think they are less than us is egocentric and naive. We are pet guardians not pet owners. They are truly our friends and loved ones. Its also sad they live such shorter lives than we do.
-Airplane

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:28 PM

16. I often wish sooo much my cat would live as long as me. He will be extremely missed

when the time comes. My vet says we are soul mates, somehow related in time. We just seem to travel along on the same wavelength. I'm convinced if this were eons ago he would walk out of the woods and sit by me at a campfire saying here I am.


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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:44 PM

27. what a cool vet!

Tuned in to you and your kitty like that? That is really neat.


Anyway, about the OP
"Left to die"....my god. How is it possible to do that?

I'm so glad those poor birds got rescued in the nick of time. Poor things!


My little Shrimpy is sleeping next to me

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:34 PM

18. A degree in biochem?? You poor thing. How long did it

take you to recover from THAT experience??

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:30 PM

25. That was 40 years ago

Actually I recovered rather quickly as I never did get any work in that field. I am now an insignificant meaningless nothing in a small family business. But don't worry as long as I shut up and do what I am told I will continue to draw a small paycheck and not share any significant wealth in the business. Not much longer before I retire without very much money.
Remember save a little each year and by the time you retire you will be surprised how little you have.
-Airplane

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:33 PM

26. Sounds like me. A veterinary degree plus a strong sense of

professional ethics translates into years of hard work and little to show for it (I'm self-employed).

But I'll make the world's best petsitter when I retire. And I do some writing on the side that actually pays a little.

Biochem for Medical Majors almost did me in my senior year of undergrad waaaaayyyy back in 1977.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:29 PM

39. I thought physical chemistry was the most challenging class in my junior year.

Got 30 out of 150 on the final exam which was a B+
-airplane

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:22 PM

41. THANK GOD I didn't have to take PChem!!!! If I had, i could have got a minor in Chem.

I said thanks, but NO THANKS. It was rumored to be the hardest class the chem dept offered

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:59 AM

42. PChem is the hardest...

But I kind of liked it... Used up a lot of 14x8.5 inch band printer grabbed from the computer center to write out calculations for error analysis. Not that I'm doing anything with my chemistry degree these days. I taught myself computer programming and it has been paying the bills for longer (and better) than I worked as a chemist.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:43 AM

33. Mrs. Rat is a biochem major, biology minor. She's a programmer now!

mikey_the_rat

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Response to mikeytherat (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:30 PM

40. A good thread would be what was your college major and what was your profession. n/t.

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

14. well said........n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:59 PM

23. I very often do not understand people

I wouldn't be able to sleep, knowing those birds were left in the house....I cannot imagine the horror of realizing I had been married to a guy like that

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Response to Skittles (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:13 PM

24. This should sure reinforce her decision that she did the

right thing getting away from that creep!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:10 PM

2. Damn! I love birds more than any other animals. Whoever did this deserves prison time. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:35 PM

6. beautiful bird

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:37 PM

7. Beautiful bird...

Birds/parrots have tons of emotions and are smarter than we think.

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Response to TheProgressive (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:58 PM

22. Our Eclectus never stops amazing us. Google - Riley eclectus

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:01 AM

29. awesome

Hi,
I watched some of the videos, what a cool bird. I have always wanted one, but I'm not at a point where I can make the commitment to provide a bird the time he/she would need.

Peace

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:25 PM

3. Lock up the ex-husband for six months without any food or water

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:49 PM

9. +++ 1,000 +++ n/t

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:42 PM

19. With a daily bird pecking too!!!

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:05 AM

31. Yes!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:52 PM

10. An old girlfriend had a parrot. It was a horrible, nasty, mean creature.

And yet I would take care of the damn thing when she was out of town.

People suck.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:58 PM

21. OMG that is terrible!

I am a bird lover and have a blue and gold macaw for 15 years since a baby. What also is interesting to me from the article is that I use to live up not far from there and I had taken my birds to Dr Julie Burge before. She is the best known bird vet in all of that part of MO. She is wonderful lady!

I hope they get good homes, the poor babies! Here is my Bingo.........

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Response to truegrit44 (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:54 PM

28. What a pretty bird

I used to have a Yellow Collared Macaw named Stella who loved to eat pot seeds, and would love to go the pet store with me to buy her food. She would trip out on herself in the rear view mirror. She was given to me but she favored men. I kept her for about a year, but I felt I didn't spend enough time with her. So I gave her to these women in my town who raised birds. Stella went to an avery in San Diego and had a baby and that baby was then raised by the women I gave Stella to. Birds belong with birds, so I was so happy to hear that she found a mate.

I hope someday we will stop the bird trade. As much as we love them, it's not right to put such creatures in a cage.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:59 PM

38. I tend to agree with you and

have often felt bad about having an exotic bird. Mine does have a pretty good life for the past 15yrs as he has the run of the house and only caged about 1/2 the time. He also has a huge outdoor cage 8x15x8' with tree branches etc. that he spends all the good weather days in. I do believe he would be happier living in the amazon forests where he is meant to be.
He was actually born in an incubator and hand raised so has never known what a real life would be, as opposed to many that are wild caught.
So, yes you are correct and us humans ( I am guilty) want to own and possess living creatures for our pleasure.

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Response to truegrit44 (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:16 PM

36. pretty bird

yes you are!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:05 AM

30. "Compassion for animals

is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."
Schopenhauer


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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:29 AM

32. This dude is a real

 

meathead. Our bird friends deserve better.

Could he be charged with a misdemeanor? (at the least)

Another thing ticking me off is the FOX (tv) headline at the beginning, it states "Exotic Birds Damage House." To some short attention span folks, they are lead to believe the birds are simply destructive, change the channel please.

A quick recovery for those beauties!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:56 AM

34. What the hell is wrong with people. I just don't get this.

Why do people just lock up pets in houses to die? I can't wrap my mind around this.

Even if you are going to abandon your animal and abdicate responsibility, just find a shelter or something, JEEEEZUS!!!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:47 PM

43. For fuck sakes yes! People are disgusting.

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