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    Unhappy Poor Bird =(

    I don't know if any of you remember, but a few months ago I convinced my ex step mom to take our two love birds away from her dad, who was a smoker. One of the birds (neither of them have names) was in terrible condition.

    They went to my ex step mom and the bird really started to improve. She still plucks, but she had stopped actually mutilating her skin and tail. Well, when my ex step mom got back from her trip, the bird was even worse, it had a huge lump on it's tail/butt, that was almost the size of the head. I finally called and made her an apointment today, and I just got back...

    It was terrible. She had a huuuge cyst on her tail/butt, and to have it removed was going to cost aqbout 230, WHICH was much less that I thought. Well, when the vet brought us the bill she goes "Oh, thats more than the bird hehehe."

    Basically, she isn't going to pay it. Theres a chance the bird wont live becaue the cyst might bleed too much...but whats the price of a life? I even offered to pay more than half, even though I have 2$ in my bank account right now...but she still does not even want to pay 100 for it. More than the bird...how awful!

    I'm just ****** off and ranting...I think it's rediculous to take an animal under your care and not even try to save it's life. She is going to have her put down, I know it. I'm beyond words...I cried when I got into the car. Poor girl does noe even have a name.


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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    oh Hillari....how awful! Not even a name? god....I'm at a loss for words right now...
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    Oh my gosh.. I can't even count the times I've heard that.

    I wish birds cost way more, just so people couldn't do that. I hate when people put a price on a life...

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    awww Hillari that's just awful, poor little birdie.
    I really hope that something can be done and the little fella will be alright.

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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Cricket View Post
    I wish birds cost way more, just so people couldn't do that.
    I couldn't agree more with little cricket!

    Poor little bird

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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    How sad and terrible! So many people seem to think like that.Really ticks me off..."It costs more than the animal"...grrr.If Merlin or Flower suddenly needed expensive treatment I will admit it would be hard to get the money,but I would find a way.Beg,borrow....well,I would not steal but you get the idea
    I hope she has a change of heart.

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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    You know thats horrible. I took my canary to the vet once, she got mites from the place I had purchased her, and the first vet I saw (wasnt a regular AV, but didnt want to stress the bird with the drive it would take to go to my regular AV) had that exact same attitude. People like that make me soo angry- even worse to take it to the vet and then refuse treatment.

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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    *shakes head*

    I agree that they should raise the price of pets by like 300% just so that ppl will get a brain.....

    And I mean, there's only so much you can do Hillari... Which makes you feel even worse I'm sure, since you can't do anymore to save this little life... It just makes me so mad when ppl do that!
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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    Maybe if they charged 1000.00 for a bird all the stupid people out there that think "it is just a cheap bird" wouldnt ever own one and then all the birds could be happy and healthy. I am sorry for you hillari, knowing that you cannot help out the lovebird but you tried and you did help both of them, this is more then anyone else has done for the two birds. It is so sad though, no name yet and now this, I am sorry:-(
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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    It's sad. She will probablly be put down. I had to borrow 100 from my boyfriend today to take Link to the vet...now he's on meds with a follow up check in 10 days and theres no way I can afford 200 for that surgery, but I know she can and it hurts me.

    She will probablly be put down in a few days. Link is in lots of pain but hopefully he will get better asap. I have to bury Roxy too What a crappy day.


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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    I can't understand how people can put a price on a pets life. It's so sad.

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    Re: Poor Bird =(

    gahhh that's so frustrating. "more than the bird.." ugh. I've spent over $1500 in vet bills for my rabbit, who cost about $35 initially. And I've never regretted it at all. people really need to get a clue...

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