Parrot Rescue Information
Important Bird Rescue Information!
Exotic tropical birds such as Parrots, Parakeets and Cockatiels, as well as Finches, Doves, Exotic Pigeons, and other varieties, are often kept in captivity as beautiful and interesting pets.
Unfortunately, many owners may not know how to care for their birds properly, while others experience life changes that may leave their pets without a suitable home.
Captive birds can suffer from nutritional deficiencies, psychological stress, loneliness, bordem and many other problems when they do not receive proper care.
Many wild exotic birds are endangered as a result of the international pet trade. Non-profit bird sanctuaries can provide homes for some birds for whom their owners can no longer provide care.
However, many more of these birds need to be adopted by committed owners who have taken the time to thoroughly understand what it takes to care for the birds. A person who is ready for the responsibility of owning a bird should seriously consider adopting one rather than buying a new one.
Parrot welfare a suitable environment
Providing an environment that allows birds to mimic the behaviours of birds in their natural environment, as much as possible, is vitally important to the general wellbeing of your pet birds. It allows birds to use their natural instincts and behaviours, which will ultimately improve their quality of life.
Flying time is essential for birds so they have plenty of exercise time out of their cages, like they would in the wild. That’s why it’s important that birds are outside of their cage as much as possible throughout the day. This would apply to all cage birds, not just Parrots, but Budgies, Lovebirds, Canaries and Finches. Don't keep them shut up in a cage all day, for more information, please see, Stop Caging Birds.
When they are in their cages, Parrots need to be assured that that’s ‘their space’ so they don’t claim your whole room as their own!