Cmom, I didn't say what I said because of your post. I was reacting to the "I hit my bird" scenario!
NOt many people on here 'hold back'. And believe me, I WAS holding back.
The person put it on here, and must've known he'd get some opinions and shocked reactions. We can 'soft soap' it, but will that be good for the bird?
Ok I know that will not help the poster. I hope he will follow the good advice given here.
And forget the dog whisperer, please! Good luck with your problem. Do get help.