> Many people do this. It would be nice if we could all be home all the time
> but the birds adjust fine. Especially if there is at least two of you.
> I had to go back on days I was a little worried about this. That was why
> bought a Kings cage for the Macaw, so he would have plenty of room. He
> attention from me for a while in the morning, then when I get home. The
> gets attention while the chores are being done by one person or another,
> then of course spends a lot of time with us on the couch when we watch TV.
> Then there is the weekends and holidays, where he gets spoiled. I have
> always noticed Monday seems to be the worst for him. I guess after having
> people on the weekend that first day alone is hard. He is VERY noisy and
> clings to me for a while when I come home on Mondays.
I suppose it is easier when there are 2 people, and of course Alex you are
an experienced and dedicated bird keeper, but for someone who has never
owned a bird before, I think a 10 hour day is too much. I don't think people
reallise how little free time they actually have in a day and perhaps are a
little optimistic. A newbie might not realise that however tired they are,
however much hassle they have had at wirk, however much they just want to
get home, eat then sit and relax, there is a little feathered soul who has
been alone all day and *needs* his human to do more than say "hi bird" and
give a couple of scritches through the bars. I know this scenario happens,
some of the birds I have, came from homes like this. Thank god the owner saw
the light though eventually.
It would be nice if those who work long hours on a regular basis thought
long and hard, then thought some monre about how much time they need to give
to a pet of any kind.
And believe me, I would rather not be at home most of the time either, but
I am unable to do a days work. That is why I do what I do, I have this
strange need to be busy and have an aim in life, and as I have no husband to
boss about and 'organise' , I keep animals ;-)
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