Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hope for Parrots

Photo from Parrot Hope's website.

Most of us think of dog, cat, or bunnies when we talk about rescue organizations. Trust me when I say that there isn't a species out there that isn't in need of these services. Take parrots for example. They can live to be 80, are expensive to maintain properly, and many people get them with no real idea of what their care entails. This can result in abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

So today I'd like to feature a group that does parrot rescue. Based in Ohio, Parrot Hope steps in to help these beautiful and intelligent birds. They rehabilitate ill and injured parrots, and work on training to increase the bird's chances to be placed in a new home. Check out their website for more information on the services they provide.

Kudos to Parrot Hope for providing assistance to our feathered friends.


Judy said...

I had no idea that parrots were so long-lived! Thanks for touting the website dedicating to helping them!

You are right about there not being a species that needs thought---people seem to think animals of all kinds are expendable. Lady isn't really a fit for me, and I live in fear of her pulling me down and a broken bone---but she is settled in with me, and I wouldn't risk "giving her away" where she might not get the care she needs and the spoiling to which she is accustomed! You take responsibility for a pet and make whatever concessions are needed!

nlindabrit said...

This sounds like a wonderful organisation! I know Parrots can live to a great age and it must be difficult to place them in happy homes.

Amy said...

I am a volunteer for Parrot Hope and just wanted to say THANK YOU for posting about us! Your kind words are very much appreciated!

Love your blog, by the way, I'm having a great time reading it. :-)