The transcript from my morning session at the LeHigh Valley Parrot EXPO; May 5th, 2017. It's hard to tell what comes first, communication or understanding. But it's imperative they coexist inside your flock.
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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Every companion parrot is their own personality. Every species of parrot has their own challenges. It takes time and empathy to understand a companion's opinion, fears, and joys. Rocky and Valerie's life story is a perfect example of all the little things adding up quick.
Creating a relationship with your companion parrot includes allowing them to change their opinions as time goes by. A companion parrot lifestyle is not stagnant, it is ever evolving.
The full transcript of my 1 hour presentation at the Long Island Parrot Society's EXPO on October 1, 2016. It is my personal belief that what is contained in this transcript is all you really need to create a great relationship with your parrot. Because that's really what we are all after; a great relationship.
There's many shortcuts in life for most anything. Typically a shortcut is just a faster way to lessen the joy and success you could have had, had time and attention been invested. That's how it is with companion parrots. You can short a process to get to what you want from your parrot, but you'll be shorting the relationship that could have been built going the long way.
Furniture to us, is a landscape of foraging and chewing events to them. This is natural on their part, even expected considering who they are in nature. But alas, negotiations are required to realign the flock goals. Rocky is really good at negotiations. (most Cockatoos are)