Generally we trip over the most obvious communication ideas with and for our companions. Rocky and Valerie's life always bring a bit of humor and a bit of insight in the communication game.
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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The best relationships between a human and a parrot are the one's where both parties involved are allowed to grow in personality and choice. Just like in marriage and significant relationships we hope to help each other be better; more courageous, kind and patient. And like people, we never know when our parrot will "expand". But when they do...Too Fun!
Creating any relationship requires compromise, seeing the other person's perspective and negotiations. Creating a relationship with a companion parrot requires the same efforts. And fair warning, parrots are supreme negotiators.
Rocky the Cockatoo continues to reveal his personality to Valerie. Who knew a Rocky would want a cuddle!?!
Rescuing a parrot, is not a short term event. You are choosing a life long lifestyle. And with that choice comes the changes of life. Ebbs and flows of personality and growth for all involved. The days of success are so sweet, they will remove any reminder of those days of struggle. Every. Time.
A Rescue Cockatoo can be the most challenging of all parrot rescue adoptions. Valerie and her husband face facts, share struggles and persevere for a Too named Rocky. And Rocky responds as only a Too can respond. Rocky the Cockatoo stories should be on every one's reading list.