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!
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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Location and the meaning of that location is premium communication for cockatoos. When location and meaning are properly applied and interpreted, all manner of confidence and trust can be born into a companion parrot relationship.
A prerequisite for being an effect companion parrot advocate is being non judgmental. That's a huge request at times in this work. It's big and it's bold and it is a powerful step to take when working rescue. There are humans in the room who need understanding and they are the conduit to the companion parrot who needs rescuing. Inside the FlockCall Advocacy we choose rescue and leave the judging to someone else.
Rocky the Cockatoo continues to reveal his personality to Valerie. Who knew a Rocky would want a cuddle!?!
We can accomplish so much for our companions and our relationships with them simply by identifying the reality of what makes us so different. Parrots don't have dinner parties for a reason.
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.