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Sanctuary Stories - A Toy Artiste Journey

Sanctuary Stories - A Toy Artiste Journey

In late June, Birds of Paradise hosted a group parrot toy making event with a lovely team from local Apple Stores. I was invited to attend and naturally jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know that prior to my great parrot toy awakening of 2018, my understanding of parrot toys was at best rudimentary. If you had asked me why parrot toys are important last year, I would have started by listing three of my best “I’m somewhat in the know” parrot toy statements.

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The State of Parrot Protection

PROTECTING THE CAPTIVE PARROT

Birds of Paradise is thinking about protection for captive parrots. As we recently completed two back-to-back emergency rescues of 41 parrots, we started musing about what protection exists if any for the captive parrot, what if there was a “Captive Parrot Bill of Rights”, and how the collective avian community can be the passport, spirit and the voice to a better future for every captive parrot.

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A Birds Eye View of a Parrot Rescue Event

A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF A PARROT RESCUE EVENT

Birds of Paradise has long operated an emergency rescue program for distressed, abandoned and abused parrots. This story presents a “birds eye” view of the most recent BOPS parrot rescue event, dubbed the “North Port 15”.

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Skittles Finds a Constant Companion

SKITTLES FINDS A CONSTANT COMPANION

Allison is a Mom to five children and “uber-guardian” to a menagerie of household pets. She has an acute awareness of the important role that children play in protecting captive animals and that they are indeed the next generation of animal and earth guardians.

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Debbie Talks about Second Chances for Parrots

SECOND CHANCES FOR PARROTS (PART 1)

Debbie Huckaby was an invited speaker at the June Long Island Parrot Society meeting. She moved the crowd with her heart-felt second chances talk that included awesome soundbytes such as "I started asking myself... what if I could create a world where second chances for these birds was the norm?"

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Troy Parrots Story

FROM NEGLECT TO NURTURING CARE

In August of 2011 our founder, Debbie Huckaby, encountered a heart-breaking situation that would change the course of her life. Dozens of parrots in Troy Ohio had been abandoned and were living in filth and extreme heat with no food and water.

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