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Helping Parrots

If you have found your way to this website, chances are that parrots have brought joy into your life in some way.  Maybe you have companion parrots at home or maybe you have spent time watching the antics of wild parrots.  Not all parrots are so lucky and have such a great life. 

So what can you do to help?

  • Support parrot rescues-donate your time or money
  • Sponsor a parrot
  • Take an eco-tour to see parrots in the wild
  • Volunteer at research centres
  • Join organisations such as those linked above
  • Rescue or adopt an abused or abandoned parrot
  • Don't buy crafts or products made with parrot feathers

Every little bit helps.  One of the most touching experiences I had in July 2007 was meeting a beautiful Hyacinth Macaw that had been snatched from the jaws of death by a Pantanal cowboy when a crocodile caught her wing.  Without the incentive and education that eco-tourism provided, she would have been sold to the illegal parrot trade.   Instead, she was turned over to Projeta Arara Azul to be rehabilitated and released back into the wild to fly freely.

********UPDATE!!!!   One year later-July 2008.  Cris, the Hyacinth Macaw has been spotted flying around the Blue Macaw Project area by Neiva Guedes and her team of volunteers--with a boyfriend! 

                                    

    This Hyacinth Macaw will live to fly freely once again                  Other macaws were not so lucky


Only one in ten wild caught parrots will survive to it's final destination.  The others will die from being crammed into cages like this one.


These African Grey parrots had a narrow escape from suffering a horrible fate.  They have been released back into the wild.
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