I got these email responses (same person) both to my Lost ad for Pepper and the Found ad for the bird we are currently holding till owner is found
Pepper is fine ,she has now learned to live off the land eating blackberries and organic bugs. Don’t worry Pepper is flying high and is happy let her be…
Please release this cockatiel back into the open air where she will fly back to her owners if she wants to you!
You have no right to keep abducting this beautiful bird let her go!
It is so, so frustrating to know someone thinks this is the right thing to do. No, I am not going to release a defenseless, few months old cockatiel out to be attacked by crows like before.
'tiels can't even live off blackberries
When Koopa escaped, I was told, "Good, you are a terrible person for keeping a bird in a cage, I am glad she got free. Even if she died, she had a better life for 5 minutes than a lifetime with you."
That was within the first week, so I was already pretty raw