Companion Birds: A Life Long Commitment

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I made this in hopes that people will wake up to the huge responsibility that is sharing your life with a parrot. It’s possible they will outlive you. What are your plans if/when they do?

We have people seeking out our rescue because a family member passed away and they are not prepared to take over the care of their bird.

In the absence of flockmates and actual mates (which they would have in the wild), birds often proceed to form strong emotional bonds with a particular person. Upon their passing, they may actually become vicious or neurotic, even resorting to self-mutilation/plucking. They suffer heart break just as we do.
This is why I cringe at photos of people with baby macaw, cockatoos, and amazons that are destined to be pets. 
Please think of the needs of birds before you bring one into your home.They have many.

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