Captive parrots are facing an epidemic of overpopulation and homelessness. People get a new, cute, baby parrot, whether it is a small Cockatiel or Parakeet or a large Cockatoo or Macaw only to find that they are not equipped to offer it a life long home. They turn to parrot adoption. The top three reasons that we hear about why people relinquish a pet bird are that:
- The parrot develops behavior problems that make it miserable to live with such as biting, screaming or feather plucking.
- Parrots are too messy.
- Life circumstances changed such as a marriage, having a baby or moving.