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An Unanswered Letter to Feather Tree

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

September 22, 2010

The Feather Tree
P.O. Box 8401
Long Beach, CA 90808

Dear Feather Tree,

If I were to get a bird how do I know it’s legal? All the time I hear stories about people smuggling forbidden or endangered birds into the country. There’s even been movies and TV shows made where some smuggler has eggs taped to his warm belly. I don’t want an illegal bird! How will I know my bird’s legit?

I’ve heard that some birds can live a long time! What provisions should someone make if they were around 40 and thinking of getting a bird? Is it best to buy a bird with a shorter lifespan, or just not worry about it, since really it’ll be someone else’s problem?

Also, $750 seems like a lot of money to pay for something that might escape and fly away!


Christopher L. Jorgensen


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