Veterinary care, available protocols and drugs and the trust of same is another aspect of companion parrot lifestyle on a global level. In Estonia, Asperigillus presents more challenges than here in the States. Through her fight to help her companion Jana reveals new ideas, truths and insights.
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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After care is team work between you, your Vet and the patient. There are some finer points to excel both healing and future decisions. Benny was a great patient, and so was I!
Looking back can be painful, but it can also be a revelation. History and learning from the past is as powerful in companion parrot care as it is in our own life story.
Medicating a parrot can be intimidating. The size of the bird isn't the issue, it's the size of our insecurity that matters. Eva walks us through her experience medicating her macaw, much to her chagrin in the beginning. But with confidence, an Avian Vet to consult and a little patience, all is well, including her Ruby!
Most companion parrot people have other companions in the house of a different feather. Dogs, cats, reptiles and the like. Whenever we have multiple species in one flock it is imperative to create and maintain risk management practices. Simple steps taken as habits that create a safe environment for all.
Illness and the passing of a companion parrot can be one of the most difficult moments in our relationships with our birds. We all handle death differently, and there is no "right way" to grieve. There is just a personal journey through that pain.