My opinion is also going to go against the majority, so hopefully no one gets too angry at me. I am a BIG animal lover. I just love animals. I love dogs (mostly, they’re my favorite) cats, hampters, rabbits, snakes, turtles. I love birds, as well, but I will be the first to admit that some animals are easier then others, and some make more sense as domestic pets. Dogs and cats, for instance. Dogs love affection, they are really domestic, and they have been the ‘common norm’ for a while. Cats are also great because, honestly, they don’t care about anything. They worry about themselves, tend to take care of themselves, etc. I love birds (I had one growing up) but I will be the first to admit that they’re annoying as crap. This is coming from someone who owned one for a long while, until it died (RIP kiwi). But like I said, they are very annoying pets, because all they ever do is screech-not chrip, but squake and screech.
I am not surprised that your boyfriend is annoyed with them, and I think people are missing that fact that he did TRY to like them. He made an attempt, and it’s not working, and he can’t help it if that constant three hour long screeching irritates him. It can irritate everybody and anybody. I understand that we should not give our pets away, and I hate when people do that. And I know a couple of people will jump down my throat when I say this, but hopefully they cease drama and don’t: I feel like, say, giving away your dog is vastly different then your birds. It is scientifically proven that a dog can feel love, feel emotions, feel attachment, etc. I have nver found such findings when it comes to birds. If your boyfriend was asking you to give your dog away, then that’s too much. But your birds? Also, I was under the impression (from your first post) that the bf came before the birds?
I just don’t know why people are making you feel bad about this. I love my S.O, and if my birds were irritating him (which is understanding, they’re pretty irritating pets) and he could just not live with them, I’d find them a new home. I’d find them a home with a family that has children, where they can get constant attention, because I can’t give that to them as often as I’d like (with work and what not). I love my S.O, and he is the most important thing to me. More important then my birds. He is going to be the rest of my life, and I would do what I need to do. I wouldn’t think of it as ‘giving away your birds to horrible people that will abuse them.’ But rather, ‘I’m giving away my birds to an individual who can appreciate them and show them affection on a level I can no longer do.’
But that’s just my opinion. Hopefully no one jumps down my throat.