An All Volunteer Humane Organization
Parrots are fantastic, incredible, charming creatures, endowed with strong emotions, and superior intelligence. They are the feathered equivalents of Chimpanzees and Dolphins. Parrots are also the most demanding and misunderstood of all companion animals. People don't understand what they are getting themselves into when they first purchase a parrot. The anticipated wonderful experience often turns into something very different, and very sad, for both people and parrots. The parrots don't always fit into people's lives because of normal human events like illness, or something as simple as a new relationship, a new baby, or a divorce. The unwanted parrot is sold or given away, often going through a number of different homes. Eventually, the sanctuaries take in many of these unwanted birds.
Most sanctuaries are overflowing, and many of these perfectly healthy parrots can potentially be euthanized because there are too few loving homes for them. A better balance must be found between current levels of parrot over-breeding and the existing, present day over-population of parrots.
Living with a Parrot
This is a Blue Front Amazon, she can bark just like a dog, also do a great wolf whistle. In spite of these virtues, or probably because of them, she found myself unwanted by the family she had lived with for years.
Yellow Nape Amazon, about 30 years old. She had a very good home until the children wanted, and got a dog, The Parrot was jealous of the new center of attention. She flew off her perch and dive bombed the dog. Something had to be done. They got rid of the dive bomber.
This group of four Amazon Parrots come from very similar backgrounds. Each lived with a person or family, whose life circumstances changed, and the Parrots could no longer co-exist within those changes. Real life got in the way, and the birds had to go. We strongly suggest that you do not make an impulse purchase or adoption of a Parrot, when your current circumstances change and change they will, that cute baby Parrot will act up, and you may not have a choice but to "get rid of the bird".