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Vet Sued For Overclipping Parrot's Wings
Sunday, April 18 2004 @ 10:25 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News BALTIMORE -- The owners of an African gray parrot have sued a veterinarian, alleging the young bird's wing feathers were overclipped -- causing her to over-prune herself.

BALTIMORE -- The owners of an African gray parrot have sued a veterinarian, alleging the young bird's wing feathers were overclipped -- causing her to over-prune herself.

As early as this month, a Baltimore County judge could review the lawsuit filed against the vet who says something else caused the bird's condition. The bird doc said feather picking is caused by "boredom, sexual isolation and frustration" and sometimes by various nutritional and medical problems.

Her owners said they took their parrot, Mojo, to have her wings clipped in October 2002 and she hasn't been herself since.

The couple's asking for $2,500.

POSTED: 8:16 am EDT April 16, 2004
UPDATED: 8:25 am EDT April 16, 2004
Taken from: http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/3011600/detail.html

  


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Vet Sued For Overclipping Parrot's Wings
Authored by: MikeSchindlinger on Sunday, April 25 2004 @ 02:55 AM UTC
Perhaps wing clipping itself causes stress for an aminal whose primary response to danger is flight?

I wish people would reconsider before clipping their parrots...

We wouldn't hamstring a dog for its "safety," would we?

--Mike

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