(Closed) My bf HATES my parakeets, what am I supposed to do? :(

posted 5 years ago in Family
  • poll: Would you give away birds if your bf hates them?

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  • Post # 46
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    Honey bee

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    Minimalist:  Nooooo this is a bad idea- they’ve never lived in the wild before! They would never survive just being set free. A sanctuary, maybe, but just letting them go? They would be cat food in about 10 minutes flat…

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee

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    Minimalist:  Letting domesticated birds free is the WORST idea ever. They will not be able to fend for themselves well, and may either starve, or get preyed apon by other birds or predators.

    Parakeets are TROPICAL birds. I doubt this bee is living in a tropical location.

    I gave a friend a few of the hamster babies my female hamster had, and rather than take care of them she LET THEM GO in a field. It pissed me off so much.

    Post # 49
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m going to disagree with most people here. It all comes down to, do you value your future husband more or your birds? It’s not like he’s being completely unreasonable. Personally i would never choose an animal over a human being who i love. It’s not even a comparison. This would be true even if we were talking about a dog or something (btw i LOVE dogs).

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee

    I kind of feel like you should have discussed getting birds with your SO because you all have been together so long, and knew that your relationship was going down the marriage path eventually. He probably feels like he had no say.

    Post # 51
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    Blushing bee

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    justwondering2015:  I know nothing about keeping a bird so thank you for the lesson.  Yes, I vote sanctuary.

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t get rid of any of my pets for someone who chose to move into my home knowing that I had them prior and your Boyfriend or Best Friend kniwa you’re an animal lover so why would he make you sacrifice the pets you love? He sounds like a jerk I’m sorry for you and your birdies

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Dump the boyfriend, keep your parakeets.

    Post # 54
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I told my (now) husband as soon as we started dating, not to ever say “its me or the dogs” because my dogs would win. 

    So that’s my thoughts on that. 

     

    He knew they were there before he moved in. I’m assuming he had met before he moved in, so he knew that birds can be loud and messy. 

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee

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    sylwia212:  Why does it matter if they are birds vs a dog or cat? Dogs and cats can be super irritating as well, and birds are super intelligent and can bond with their owners just like dogs or cats. 

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee

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    sylwia212:  PLEASE do not let them just fly away! They will die before the evening is over. It would be kinder to just take them to a vet to be euthenized. 

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    Post # 57
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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    sylwia212:  I really like what a PP said about kids.  I would keep the birds and give away the boyfriend.

    I LOVE birds! My parents have an African Gray, they have such personality!

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

    Euthanized?  Letting them go?  Seriously????

    Just put them on Craigslist already.

    Post # 59
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    One of the reasons I finally called it quits with my ex is that he didn’t love my dogs the way I do.  He was extremely resentful of them.  But I made a liftime commitment already to my dogs, not to him.  

    The man I eventually married had two dogs of his own, and we blended our little families to make one big, beautiful one.  I wouldn’t be with him if he didn’t adore all of our dogs.  

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee

    I feel sorry for these birds. They have a very hard time bonding when they are re-homed. Birds are very emotional animals, in some cases they can pluck all of their feathers away or hurt themselves over the abandonment or death of their owners. So sad for them.

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