We all have our reasons for our passion for parrots. They are our stories of influences of others in our lives, and that call to arms felt in our hearts. Hurlin's Parrot Rescue has a fire born long ago in the heart of Tara and her husband. They stoke that fire with care, empathy and energy that is remarkable on many levels. Here, is Tara's story.
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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Sharing your home and life with a companion parrot is a bit like trying to describe Cirque du Soleil. You really just have to experience it yourself to really know. One step almost as good as that, is hearing and reading of other's lives and lifestyles shared with a companion parrot. It's close, very close and hopefully you can imagine yourself 50 feet up on a trapeze with a macaw. Or something like that.
A child can ask the simplest of questions and invoke an answer that contains such depth of truth, it takes my breath away. Such was the day young Abigail visited Felix and I at a Parrot Celebration.
During holidays and visiting seasons it's easy to forget to make special intentions and pay special attentions to the safety needs and general happiness needs of our parrots. New people, items, foods with the elevated coming and goings of visitors can bring stress to all involved. Here's a few tips and insights to make the season jolly and safe.