Having someone tell you a parrot is loud, messy and expensive is helpful, but it comes as close to explaining a parrot as the word wet explains water. It's deeper and wider than one can imagine, and to sincerely know it is to live it.
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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Watching a parrot go through a molt yields feathers to collect, and a bit of wonderment. Because watching a feather fall, and it's replacement grow in is literal magic.
Falling in love with a companion parrot is not hard. It isn't even work. Falling in love is simply falling for the nuances and traits they bring to us every day. I fell hard for our Butters. I fell right off a cliff.
The transcript of my afternoon session at the NPR Parrot Festival, Houston ,TX 1/27/2018. Making it easier to communicate and understand your parrot starts with thinking like a parrot.
Parrots will be parrots, first. It's unreasonable to expect them not to bite, or attempt to bite. It is a form of communication. Snickers communicated with extreme prejudice, but for a very good parrot reason.
Diffusing and essential oils have entered the companion animal arena with great success for some, and a sad end for others. The thing about diffusing essential oils is; it isn't essential. But it does require essential understanding.