Who knew, a police officer who visited her rescue, would be the police officer who would find a parrot in need at the scene of a car accident. What are the odds? Deb's ripple of rescue advocacy found a companion in the middle of a highway trapped in a car. This is how powerful advocacy can be at times when it is most needed. Never doubt your ripples of advocacy.
We've gathered and continue to gather wonderful Companion Parrot Advocates from around the world to write their stories and experiences. These are Advocates who are making a difference by working tirelessly in Advocacy itself, Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary and Avian Veterinarian Care. These stories, and real life experiences are here for you to read, share, learn and apply not only to your own flock, but to your own efforts inside your own companion parrot advocacy.
I hope you'll find ideas and inspiration while reading through these Advocate Articles. Remember, your thoughts and comments are important, they are integral to the success of our prime directive here; To give every parrot, every where, a happy home.
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Companion Parrot Advocacy requires two very important components. The first being awareness of our own personal lifestyle. The second, accepting and acknowledging the global perspective as each person experiences in their own life. Advocacy must and will take on forms that may sometimes be confusing to our own context. Which is natural, our context is not their context. Truly a global and personal mindset must join the focus on behalf of companion parrots.
Our companion parrot's form bonds with their flock mates. The depth of the flock friendship is deep and strong. When on partner dies, the other is left to grieve. Death affects our birds, as much as it may us. Ollie and Jesse were just such a friendship.
There are times in rescue and foster where a relinquishment request is actually a call for help, not relinquishment. No is the better answer followed by, why. In advocacy work and rescue it's important to start with the human in the room. Normally the truth of the issue is there plain as day. No, is a great way to say yes to a cure and keeping that flock together.
Parrot Rescue is difficult enough without adding human prejudices to the mix. Where we find need must no longer be part of the conversation of advocacy. At all times it is the Parrot's Perspective that must take precedence. We can argue personal beliefs after we bring them in from the neglect and sorrow. And even then let's just move to the next needy companion.
Time brings changes. There is no avoiding that fact, but you can plan for some of the changes. I write about the truth of companion parrots. The depth of their love and intelligence is immeasurable. Billi and the story of change for him and his mother stand as a beautiful testament to that relationship.