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WITH PARROTS AS “PETS” WE HAVE TRANSFORMED OUR EARTH INTO A GIGANTIC PRISON FOR ALL BIRDS

PARROTS ARE INNOCENT BEINGS THAT HAVE BEEN BORN TO FLY. IT IS OUR DUTY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FREE

Building an aviary, first step towards FREEDOM

 

 

W A R N I N G

An aviary can never be a justification to keep a parrot in captivity!

 

….PARROTS SHOULD BE FREE,

 

 

….PARROTS SHOULD BE FREE,


ALL PARROTS, NOT ONLY IN BOLIVIA, BUT IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD…

…birds should be free…ALL BIRDS

 

 

                     NEVER BUY A PARROT


If you already have one, build an aviary to rehabilitate the bird  and give it back its


 FREEDOM

 

What is an aviary? It is a big cage to keep birds to allow them to practice flight. Aviaries allow birds a bigger space to fly. They sometimes contain plants and bushes in order to imitate a natural environment.

What is an aviary for?An aviary is the step prior to the liberation of a parrot (or any other bird). Giving back freedom to our parrots always has to be the goal

 

An aviary is a simple construction, made of wire mesh or alternative material which serves the same purpose in case the best suited material can’t be obtained. If metal wire mesh is used, the spaces in between have to be small enough to avoid the entrance of predators (snakes, rats…)


 

An aviary helps the parrot to

      1. practice flight.
      2. be protected from dogs and cats.
      3. move more freely.
      4. exercise the muscles necessary for flight.
      5. learn to look for and manipulate food.
      6. have protection from sun.
      7. prepare for Freedom.

Will it be good to have an aviary if I already have a cage?

 

How do I build an aviary?

 

Yes, it is necessary having an aviary (cage with a much bigger space) to regain the optimal physical condition of the parrot.

The aviary will be the “REHABILITATION CAGE”

The place where a parrot can strengthen his flight muscles, recuperate the integrity of his feathers and be provided correct nutrition.

ONLY A STEP TOWARDS FREEDOM

A parrot, under the right conditions, should be ready to be released within a short period of time (a few months, depending on the initial condition). The complete re-growth of cut feathers can take from 1 to 2 years.


With an aviary the parrot will finally be able to return to its natural environment, a place which he never should have left.

 

 

The minimum dimensions recommended are:
Minimum area:  90 sqf (8 m2) with one side at least 4 m long (at least 15 m2 for macaws)
Wire mesh ½ inch (12.5 mm) diameter
Height: at least 10 feet (3,00m)
Metal or wooden posts are used for the frame. The wire mesh than needs to be stretched over the frame.


Polypropylene wave roofing material or black rubber sheets can be used to put on the wire mesh on about 20 % of the aviary to provide protection from rain and sun. The black rubber sheets are to choose over the polypropylene in areas with the incurrence of strong winds. Depending on the climate, shade cloth can be put on a bigger area in places where there is strong sun all day.


To avoid the entrance of rats and other rodents, it is recommended to have a concrete floor or wire mesh put on the ground firmly attached to the vertical sides of the construction to avoid entrance of rodents via digging.

Keeping a parrot in captivity IS NOT RIGHT. If we really love them, we have to give them back their freedom.

 

 

Why build an aviary?

 

Imagine yourself living in one room 1 m long and 1 m wide (3 feet by 3 feet)  for 50 or more years. Or in a wheel chair, without being able to go where you want to go. Without a doubt you would go crazy. This happens to a parrot when he is kept in captivity or with his feathers cut.
Because of this it is always necessary to construct an aviary. Parrots don’t belong in our homes

If we keep a parrot in a small cage and/or with cut feathers, he will never be able to fly. It is necessary to construct an aviary to give the parrot the opportunity to train himself for freedom

 

 

An aviary is the step prior to freedom (cage with special characteristics)

 

 

 

The aviary needs to have enough space, in some parts be protected from sun and rain, with fresh water and natural food.

 

Putting your parrot into an aviary will allow him to learn to fly again as perfect as possible, regain the integrity of his feathers and learn to search and manipulate his food, strengthening his muscles, balance and self esteem.


If your parrot has been in a cage, he most likely suffers from muscle atrophy and damaged feathers.


Nutrition habits have to be changed gradually towards NATURAL FOOD and seeds, flowers and fruits which he will find in the area of release.  It has to be taken in account, that a parrot who was taken from his environment as a chick will generally take more time to be ready to be released. It is always good to release on sites, where the same species occurs. Parrots tend to help ¨new comers¨ with finding food and places to rest in the night.  

 

The “barbules” are structures that close hermetically and open easily.  It is said, that this structure was the inspiration for those who invented Velcro.

 

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Would you send your child into the world, without it knowing how to walk…with an empty stomach, hungry, without it knowing how to get food?..

 

Of course not. The same happens to the parrots we kept in captivity for many years. They suffer from muscle atrophy and from wrong nutrition. It is necessary to re-educate them, prepare them for a life in freedom. This is done with an aviary. Parrots given back their freedom with previous “training” in an aviary have shown that they survive.

 

 

SOMETIMES WHEN WE THINK THAT WE GIVE MUCH LOVE, IN REALITY WE CAUSE MUCH PAIN

 

Observations from people who have released more than 800 parrots, tell, that parrots who are returned to their natural habitat and are again free never again got close to humans, who caused them so much pain. The same would happen to us if somebody would keep us hostage, far away from our families, relatives…against our will, imprisoned for life.


Sometimes we assume that we love and take care of ¨our¨ parrots (saying “our parrot” is incorrect, because THEY DON´T BELONG TO US) that WE NEVER ASK, we don’t even realize the suffering that we cause keeping them caged and like “pets”.
Parrots (and all birds) want to get their freedom back, they want to be able to fly again in the skies, fly to high altitudes with high speed, sit on the highest of branches, balancing in the wind, enjoy the rain, but FREE. Free to live; free to fall in love, free to have children, free to look for their food and including free to die.


Birds are happy when flying, they have been created/born to fly. We need to give them back their longed for freedom. Keeping them in captivity is causing them unnecessary suffering, torture and a miserable life. Observe caged parrots or parrots with cut feathers and you see the sadness in their eyes, the madness, their feeling of impotence and resignation. They probably don’t understand what is happening to them, why we keep them in captivity, because they only know freedom.


The parrots are innocent beings and nevertheless many of them are prisoners in our homes, in cages or denied flight. Think about it for a moment and decide to give freedom back to your parrot.


Did you ever see free flying parrots? It is a spectacle of high speeds, joy and lots of noise.  Give them back their freedom, it is worth it. MAKE YOUR DECISION NOW!

 

When we act generously, we are compensated. Returning freedom to your parrot is a generous act. Be generous and free your parrot.

 

Parrots are animals built to fly
Parrots have flown in the skies of the earth long before humans appeared; their physical structure and all their being are made to FLY.

 

 
      • Their skeleton is extremely light, their bones have chambers of air inside (pneumatic bones).
      • Their pectoral muscles are big and strong to generate the movement of their wings. When those muscles are not exercised, like for example in caged birds or birds with cut wings, those muscles deteriorate. This makes it necessary to exercise those muscles previous to returning the parrot to nature.
      • Their respiratory system is absolutely efficient for the demands of flight. Oxygen gets directly to the circulating blood.
      • Their heart is very complex.  The human heart for example beats on average 72 times per minute and the heart of an Amazon parrot about 400 times per minute.
      • The size of their eyes in relation to the size of their body is bigger than in other species.
      • Their hearing is a very refined sense that helps them perceive sound that humans don’t hear.
      • Their feathers of beautiful colors are what distinguish them from other animals.

     

It is necessary to have an aviary of a size that allows flight. Leaving parrots and other birds in freedom is a goal which should never be renounced

 

 

 

Stress

 

stress is the answer of the body to external conditions that disturb and disrupt the balance

 

The great mental and
physical stress WHICH IS
CAUSED BY CAPTIVITY
 can provoke self-harm of the parrot.

 

This manifests itself in the form
 of self-damage to his feathers(pulling), in extreme cases it ends in suicide.

 

 

A PARROT NEVER RENOUNCES HIS FREEDOM

 

If we keep a parrot in
a small cage or with
cut feathers,

he will never be able to fly

 

Constructing an aviary
will give him space,
 to train for freedom.

Click the photo to see the Gallery of Shame

 

¡¡¡ IMPORTANT! Parrots are born to be free, parrots are no pets (including parrots from breeders)

They are wild animals, THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO BE FREE.

Sometimes we believe that parrots we see are FREE, because we see them sitting on a tree, close to a house. Listen to them, they call you, asking you to help them.
If we look carefully many of those parrots had their wings cut, to avoid them flying away.

THIS IS AN ENORMOUS CRUELTY

The white arrows on the photo below point to this cruelty. Those 2 parrots had their wings cut severely to deny them flight, to deny them their freedom, to avoid them going where they want to go. The biggest tragedy was, listening and watching other parrots flying by, calling them, asking them to join them.
THIS HAS TO END. WE SHOULD NEVER ALLOW THE CUTTING  OF A PARROT’S  FEATHERS TO DENY HIM TO FLY.
          WE SHOULD NEVER IMPRISON INNOCENTS

All kind of justifications make no sense. IT IS NOT RIGHT TO CAGE BIRDS WHO HAVE BEEN BORN TO FLY

 

Loros maltratados, plumas cortadas

Enormous cruelty – The feathers take at least one year to grow back.
 DENOUNCE THIS ABUSE

 
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