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#126456 - 02/19/04 03:52 PM U2 that needs rescuing  
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I found a person that is wanting to get rid of his U2 but has to have $500 dollars for the cage and he will give the bird up. He told me he put the bird in a back room and that the bird is now plucking his feathers. I cannot afford to pay him the money, but am very sad about his bird. This is truly a sad situation!

#126457 - 02/19/04 10:11 PM Re: U2 that needs rescuing  
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Cyd, Where are you?
Do you know how old the u2 is?

#126458 - 02/20/04 12:12 AM Re: U2 that needs rescuing  
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The lady that I adopted my M2 from said the same thing only she wanted $800 "for the cage". I told her, ok, I'll just take the bird then she could put an add in the paper for the cage. So she told me I could pay whatever, whenever. It has been two years and I think I've given her about $400. I would have had to buy a cage anyway and I really wanted her to have the one she was used to but I wasn't willing to pay $800 for one. They actually tried to sell her for $1200 but couldn't find a buyer and just couldn't stand her anymore.

#126459 - 02/20/04 02:15 PM Re: U2 that needs rescuing  
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I live in South Central Massachusetts. I also tried talking him into selling the cage separate and he wouldn't hear of it. He was only out for the dollars and did not care about the bird. He was given the bird and thought he could care for it. I don't know how old the U2 is. I just can't get this out of my mind!

#126460 - 02/20/04 04:02 PM Re: U2 that needs rescuing  
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Cydtaylor,
In situations like this, unless you can afford to pay the ransom all you can do is walk away. I had a similar problem here not too long ago where the bird was "free" but the cage cost money. I went to meet the bird whom was in horrible conditions and said okay I'll take the bird but don't want the cage. (I have a spare cage here PLUS the cage she was in was a galvanized cat cage.) I told them sell the cage separately. We BOTH knew the cage wasn't worth what they were asking for and they declined the offer. I KNEW I would not be able to afford the extensive vet care this bird would most likely need AND pay for the "cage", for I must think of my flock I already have; so I had to walk away. As much as most of us would like to save the avian world, there are just times it is not feasible as sad as that may be.


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