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Saying Goodbye To Foster Parrots

 December 14th, 2014
Posted By:
Monique

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Imagine looking after an animal for a few months, earn their trust, feed them, train them, love them. And then they’re gone. Off to live with someone else and you’ll probably never see them again……………….

If you’re reluctant to foster a bird (or any animal) for a rescue centre because you’re afraid it might be too hard to let them go, then you’re not alone. It’s not easy…at all! I’ve had a lot of people assume how much “fun” it is and often they find it hard to believe that I actually do love the …

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Is It Possible To “Normalise” A Bird Person’s House?

 December 11th, 2014
Posted By:
Mel
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The: “What will happen if I swing this blind’s pole into the glass door?” expression.

 

I’m moving house. I’m staying in the same state but flipping over to the other side – so a few hours from where I am now. Suddenly I find myself preparing my existing house for “normal people” to rent. It has come as a little bit of a shock for me to take off my “bird person” glasses and try to look at my home objectively without thinking about …

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Photo Contest December 2014 – “Parrot PRAISING”

 December 7th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

As 2014 draws to a close, one of the most fun trends of the year for the avian community was one known as “parrot shaming” where a bird held up a sign describing his latest act of domestic terrorism. One thing all of the photos had in common was that the birds proudly held up their signs without the slightest indication of shame.

For this contest, we are going to help our birds redeem themselves in Santa’s eyes and get them transferred from his “naughty” list to the “nice” list in time for Christmas! So …

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How to Prepare Yourself for Rescue Work

 November 20th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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Senegal Parrot waving “hello.”

 

If you dream of opening your own parrot rescue or sanctuary (and let’s be honest, it crosses the minds of a lot of us once we’ve seen how birds suffer in the wrong environments!), the most important step of all is to get yourself ready. Many owners find that they are not suited mentally, physically, or emotionally.

What is the difference, first of all, between a parrot rescue and a parrot sanctuary? A rescue typically rehabilitates an …

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A Day In The Life Of A Parrot Rescue Worker

 November 16th, 2014
Posted By:
Monique

Ever volunteered at a parrot rescue centre? Want to? Well, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like, this is how my days there usually go.

Fridays are our busiest day of the week, it is called “clean up Friday” after all. Now I usually arrive around 7am, Dee (owner of Brainy Birds) and I sit down for some morning tea before heading into the craziness! First things first, take all the birds in the “big bird room” (the room where most of our big birds sleep) out of their cages so that some of our dedicated volunteers can start cleaning …

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Upside Down Birds! – Photo Contest November 2014

 November 15th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

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Birds, because they have wings, have a special relationship with gravity. They don’t have to live with a fear of falling so we often find them in many precarious positions. Active birds spend a lot of time upside down – some even sleep that way! Our contest this month is all about the fearless upside down bird!

The Rules

The photos may show your bird hanging from an object or a person. There are only two rules qualifying the photos for this contest:

  1. Photos MUST NOT show birds in dangerous situations (such as hanging …

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