im sorry but i do not at all accept that hitting your pet or any animal is "instinct"
in fact abuse to animals is listed as criteria for a sociopath... why? because it is NOT NORMAL, it is not instinct it is NOT OK.
i refuse to sit and placate someone who has abused their pet. my reply to this person was very kind and gentle
no one in this thread was rude to the poster so maybe you all need to go back and re read some stuff ...
i sorry but if it is your first instinct to hit or physically harm or attack your pet/bird then you probally should not have birds and you do need to get some counseling to figure out why physical action and violence are your first instinct. and that goes for anyone not just the poster.
remorse is one thing, but how muhc remorse is there really when you are trying to justify what you did?
good advice was given.
god forbid someone disagree with someone ... if people hate this place them STOP COMING!!!