and this is why i adopt
there are just no words for how upset i feel when people say they want a parrot for the wrong reasons. or when i go on craigslist to find several parrots that are clearly not taken care of and i can't do any thing. i was watching one of those tv shows of funny clips and they has a clip of an amazon and someone put their hand near it and go bit. seeing that literally ruined the rest of the night for me. to others, it was a zon that just bit someone, but to me, it was a zon in a too small cage, no toys, one perch, probably not a good diet, and when they put their hand near it, the body language was clear that i was going to strike.
here some other things on Feathered Angels FB page that i thought were nice/relatable:
i can't find it but some parrot lover had a nicely summed up opinion on their FB page on parrot breeding in which i have to agree with them. (not to start any debates with the parrot breeders on here but).. they were talking about how a lot of the bred parrots just go to whatever homes (which is not the case with TB breeders) and they are just another source of income. this is why rescues are full with parrots because there are more parrots being bred and not enough people to adopt the ones that are in need now. she bought up the question of if parrot breeders love parrots so much, why are they not helping the parrots in need. if any thing, they are adding to the over population of parrots. which i have to agree with, even if the bred babies are going to forever homes. that baby parrot is taking the place of what could be an adopted parrot, when instead the homeless parrot is still waiting for a home.
i believe that breeding parrots should only occur to help the wild population. thankfully there are people out there that do breed and teach the chicks what to eat and how to eat it, and eventually they are released into the wild.
and these are some other things from 'For Parrots' FB page…
a wild caught plucked sennie and a pet sennie are best friends
278 parrots seized (saved) in brazil (this is where i start to feel sick and angry that this is still occurring..)
baby zons that where stolen from the nest and seized from the traffickers
and some other random pics