PREPARE FOR YOUR PARROT'S FUTURE
ask our birds to live as our pets in a cage instead of flocking,
foraging, and flying free. In turn, they ask
and need us to assume a lifestyle that provides them with
lots of space, a social life, quality nutrition and enrichment. It is a daunting
challenge for both companions -- the human and the parrot.
WHEN PARROTS NEED NEW HOMES
Most parrots are not able to keep their homes with their
human companions for their entire lives. Very few parrots have "forever homes!" Even a small parakeet can live 15-20 years. If well cared for, the larger parrots can live for decades. It is essential that we acknowledge that parrots require multiple homes across their long lives. Shouldn't each home be a good one?? This is why adoption is an essential concept. when it comes to parrots.
people find their
lives take unexpected changes. Others find the challenge of living with a parrot overwhelming. The most common reason parrots need new homes are because they require more time, resources or patience than someone can currently provide them.
Phoenix Landing operates an
adoption program to help find these parrots a new and committed
home. We take responsibility for the birds that come to us for their entire lives, so if they need successive adopting homes, we will help to ensure these are good ones.
Other birds live in neglect in houses or stores.
Phoenix Landing acts as an advocate for these birds if possible, seeking to improve
their lives or find them a better place. However, if a parrot
has a good and healthy home, we hope you will consider not relinquishing
cherished companion. No relationship is perfect, and everyone goes
through periods of stress or difficulty. If you need help, we offer lots of classes with information about making parrot care easier for you and better for your bird.
Large parrots should live for several decades when cared for properly, and may live many years beyond their guardians. We must prepare for this possibility and ensure that our birds have a trusted
place to go, should we die or not be able to provide proper care. Prepare for your parrot's future. Establish a trust fund or small
insurance policy, make
arrangements in your will, and tell the people closest to you what you want for your birds when you can no longer care for them. For more information about parrot trusts and estate planning, we highly recommend a link by Professor Beyer. Click here for his article.