Learn the truth
& make a difference:
"Many have forgotten this
truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible, forever,
for what you have tamed." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Gabriel Foundation® A nonprofit
corporation promoting education, conservation, rescue, rehabilitation,
adoption, and sanctuary for the needs of parrots everywhere.
Did you know there are only 62
kakapo parrots in the world?
World Parrot Trust -
working to protect, conserve, and improve the lives of parrots world wide.
Excellent web site and great to read about their good works.
Did you know that endangered
animals are often killed and sold whole or in parts as souvenirs to
International Fund for Animal Welfare protecting animals and their
environments world wide. Beautifully done website, very moving news stories,
and an excellent cause.
Have you ever wondered how you
could help stop animal cruelty?
Animal Legal Defense Fund
making a difference in animals through the legal system. Ever feel like
there's nothing you do about animal cruelty? Check out this web site and
know you can make a difference ! Definitely, a most worthy cause to donate
Do you know how mass marketing
of pet birds encourages "bird mills" or assembly line/high production of
birds? Do you know where these birds end up? Have you ever wondered why
would someone impulse buy a pet that can outlive them?
Avian Welfare Resource
Center a great place to educate yourself whether or not you want to buy
or adopt a bird or even get one in the first place and a good cause.
What I've read so far
The Companion Parrot Handbook by
Great illustrations, extremely thorough, positive training focus, and
extremely helpful. A necessity!!!! Definite must for those thinking about
getting a parrot of any variety, for anyone interested in pet sitting a
parrot and for all of us who are caregivers for their feathered family.
Information applies to a variety of birds and extremely useful whether your
bird is a baby, rescued from a bad situation or adopted out of a loving home to a second home.
I cannot recommend this book enough!
The Beak Book by
Excellent examples, practical tips, inspirational, informative & positive
Parrot-Toys & Play Areas
by Carol S. D'Arezzo & Laruen Shannon-Nunn
Excellent ideas! Helps to understand play behavior and build fun toys or add
to existing ones to increase fun & play factor! Has made a huge difference
in our bird's actually playing with toys! Many of the ideas are very simple,
inexpensive, and terribly useful!
The Second Hand Parrot
[Some good ideas a bit general but ok on the whole]
by Mattie Sue Athan & Dianalee Deter
The Parakeet Handbook
[nice pictures but
not very helpful]
by Annette Wolter &
Caged & Aviary Bird Survival Manual
[very general not very helpful but has nice pictures a little bit about
a variety of birds]
by Graham Wellstead