Today we are going to pick up the newest additions to the family Buster and Buttercup our new rabbits. And my husband bought home a bird , TWO birds to be exact. I am going to go mad, four animals at once plus our 3 horses and Buttercup in due with hers in about a month so then there will be even more.
And what annoyed me most was he let the kids name them and now they love them to bits, they called them Topaz & Uno they are beautiful and i admit it they are a very rare type of macaw.
But my problem is we don't know anything about these birds, why did the owner give them up? my husband said because he could'nt handle them but the thing is we are a big family with 5 children and 5 animals so what wuld be the differnce. But i am the one at home all day and i will be the ones living with them. And im to scared to ask what he payed for them.
What would you say to your husband?
Should i tell him no?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Pets
Answer by MomShawn70 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Answer by MomShawn70 at 1:14 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
My question to you is, do you have a 50/50 deal with hubby about taking care of the kids and the animals? We used to have 40 birds, all kinds big and small, 14 horses and 175 acres to hay! Not to mention the cats and dogs! BUT we both took full responsibility with all the pets. T.G no kids lived at home by then. We also owned our own company and hubby traveled. When he was gone I hired a person to help me out! So maybe if you mention that you will have to hire someone to help with the overload of his pets, then maybe he will think twice before keeping his birds! If they are hard to handle they need to be sold as breeders. Especially with kids...They are a handful and I would certainly worry about an injury with your kids, not to mention yourself, who I presume is the primary care taker! Get tuff and make a statement that will make him think !
Answer by doglovergranny at 3:40 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
Thank you so much, we took them to the vet and he said that their approximate age is 8 and 10. I also spoke to my husband and i agreed to keeping them but they will have they're own room since we have a couple of spare rooms. And to let you know ANON 12:19, we have just bought the rabbits understanding that Buttercup is pregnant and they are registered as breeding rabbits but I'm sure neutering/spaying is out f the question because they are still quite young and will hopefully have another in the future.
And we do take rescue animals into considertion and we adopted brother and sister Shasta and Aleta ur horses nearly 2 years ago now, and will probably adopt another pet in the close future.
Answer by Mummytomore at 3:50 PM on Jan. 22, 2009
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