Choosing your companion parrot is more about knowing yourself and your lifestyle than it is about knowing about parrots. It all has to start with you. Which will lead to knowing them even better.
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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Clipping wings and the debate that the subject invokes, rarely includes the parrot's mental and physical perspective. I'd like to do that now.
Many parrot flock families also have other companion personalities in their home. Saying goodbye is heart wrenching no matter fur, feather or scale. After all, a companionship is a friendship. Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy.
Structure and routines are the bones and sinew of a strong and trusting Companion Parrot Lifestyle.
The best part of an advocate's heart is the ability to see need in all beings. Valerie get lots of calls and emails from friends who want the "crazy bird lady" to tell them what to do about "orphaned" baby birds they see in the yard. Sharing a flock with a starling who might or might not have actually needed to be rescued, there's a simple truth to Ringo's rescue and flock story. Enjoy!
Sharing your flock with a new baby is a natural step in human family growth and evolution. There is rarely a true need to leave your companion behind when you've decided to move forward in growing your family. In fact, on the contrary, there are beautiful undiscovered reasons to keep your flock and growing family together.