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Date:4/21/2014 6:19:49 AM
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SPOTLIGHT ON CARING __DEC 12th
Merry Christmas to all my BC friends.
This is King SKY with this weeks "Spotlight on Caring."
Today we visit with Tanya Stark and her flock of 14 parrots, all with a rescue story of their own.
BEFORE WE BEGIN I WISH TO OFFER MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE STARK FLOCK ON THE LOSS OF "TRICK D" WHO LEFT US TODAY FOR THE RAINBOW BRIDGE.
SKY: How did you begin to rescue unwanted and neglected Parrots?
Momma Tanya & Angel Tricky D: In 2000, we rescued our first Parrots, Nanday Conures, Captain Darling & Baldrick. Who had been living with recovering drug addicts. I felt sorry for the 2 birds, recovering themselves, and purchased them when their owners faced eviction due to their noise.
SKY: It must have ben a challenge working with drug addicted birds?
Momma Tanya and Angel Tricky D: Yes, but over time they settled in and I was able to take them outside, with clipped wings and they were fairly sociable.
SKY: In 2003 you rescued several Parrots. How did that come about?
Momma Tanya & Angel Tricky D: Yes, we rescued 5 from a pet store basement: 2 Nandays, Teal'C and Oneil, 1 Amazon, ELVIS, 1 Jenday Conure, Carter and a Mitred Conure, General George Hammond.
SKY: What happened to them to place them in need of rescuing?
Momma Tanya & Tricky D: The owner planned to breed them and had them in a basement, in small cages and had 1 hen so they gave up their plan of breeding. They became unwanted burdens.
SKY: I understand there was a tragic accident that occurred which changed a lot of what you now understand about Parrots.
Momma Tanya & Angel Tricky D; One morning I came down to do their cages and found many Nanday feathers outside of the cage where the Conures lives. I head counted and was short one. Under a pile of shredded papers I found the body of Oneil, pecked to death.
SKY: What did this terrible accident show you about Parrot behavior?
Momma Tanya and Angel Tricky D: I did not know if it was one parrot or a collaborative attack.
What I must emphasize to parrot owners is this; " What we don't seem to understand in companion parrot aggression is that it is something UNIQUE IN CAPTIVITY. It is not manifested in the wild"
NEXT WEEK WE SHALL HEAR THE CONCLUSION of this interview with our very own BC STARK flockily,
with my heart filled with love,
King SKY-224183
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