We’ve long been advocates of promoting parrot adoption from a bird rescue vs. buying hatchlings. Of course, like anything, there are pro’s and con’s about rehoming a parrot vs. searching out exceptional breeders. If you’ve followed our 15 year old bird supplies business for any length of time, you may know that we originated in Wichita, KS and recently relocated to Colorado. This past week, we had to evacuate our Colorado Springs home and bird supplies business due to unimaginable wild fires.
We took our flock to my brother’s house (Thanks Karl & Misty!!!) in Castle Rock, Colorado. It’s about 25 minutes south of Denver so we took the opportunity to tour BirdBrains. Awesome! BirdBrains sells a small selection of elite bird supplies to the public to support their parrot rescue program. Now, I’m a bit persnickity and a clean freak. Like I said, this company sold top notch bird supplies. But, more impressively, the building housed at least 100 parrots looking for their forever home. THAT IS NOT TO MENTION THE ELIZABETH, COLORADO FACILITY. So many sweet, lovely parrots need a forever home. Affectionate, fast learners, adopting or rehoming parrot is not only the right thing to do, it helps you to focus on your parrot training and care strategy to get it right from the get go.
I can not tell you how impressively well these parrots were cared for. Each and every bird cage was spotlessly clean, with a bowl of fresh, clean water and plenty of food. They were all about the parrots. The parrots that could tolerate bird toys had an abundance of bird toys. Skittish or more fearful parrots had strategically placed bird cages and hiding areas.
If you are wanting a parrot in your life, or a new addition to your flock, we highly recommend the Gabriel Foundation and other quality parrot rescues.