Q: We bought a parrot in 1996 & in 2009 I became unable to care for him due to cancer so family member #1 took him after
our possessing him for prior 13 yrs. Family member #1 then gave him to family member #2 in 2013 & in 2017 #2 moved into our home with bird after a divorce. From then on member #2 left all of his care to us, feeding, cleaning cage, etc. & has lived in our home until present (2019). We've now given member #2 60 days to move as he refuses to handle his responsibilities including his dog. He's now threatened to take parrot from us to be spiteful but as he's contributed 0 time or care for this bird & we're not ok with him taking him from our home now. As the original & longest owner's as well as primary caregiver, do we have the right to refuse his demand of taking him to where he'll be neglected once again? In 2 yrs. he never cleaned his cage once & not only did the birds care revert back to us but his dog's care did as well. We know we've no legal recourse re: dog but to report to proper authorities but do we have a legal right to again keep our bird so he's cared for as he should be?
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