Wild Parrot Confiscation Network
Where do the birds come from?
The birds came from the seizure of live evidence of smuggling. Traffickers are arrested and the birds impounded to care. Nests are raided and eggs, live chicks and adults are taken forcefully and brutally from the wild. Nest trees and cavities are often destroyed in the process.
What happens to them?
If the birds are lucky, they end up in wildlife care facilities with the expertise to care for, raise, rehabilitate and release to the wild. However there are very few places that do that, so birds may be hand-fed at one place, transferred to another for weaning and conditioning, and finally to a facility prepared to finish them for release to the wild. Sadly, there may not be safe and secure places for them to be free, and many spend a long lifetime in sanctuary. Some may end up in the pet trade or as breeders.
Who pays for all of this?
If the birds are kept as live evidence, they often end up in non-governmental wildlife rescue facilities, staffed by volunteers and funded by donations. Sometimes after lengthy court cases, the government may renumerate the organization for the care and boarding. Generally speaking there is not nearly enough money to pay staff, costs of care and veterinary bills and donations may be ti only income.
Can I buy one?
No. the whole reason they have ended up as confiscated babies is the insatiable demand for baby birds. If you want a bird, volunteer at a parrot sanctuary for at least 4 months before making that decision. Most birds are discarded by disgruntled novices after 3-4 months. Please adopt a parrot from a reputable sanctuary.
Can I adopt one?
Probably not, for the same reasons as above, but there may be some special cases where this is acceptable. If you want a bird, volunteer at a parrot sanctuary for at least 4 months before making that decision. Most birds are discarded by disgruntled novices after 3-4 months. Please adopt a parrot from a reputable sanctuary.
How do I donate?
Please go to the Urgent Calls for Help page, where each organization has a donations link. All are already available on social media. We only share what links the organization sends, we have nothing to do with money nor funding, so please be responsible and use reasonable caution.
Can I go see them?
Unlikely. These are dangerous situations and a lot of bad people have nefarious interests or wish harm on those who care for the unfortunate victims of this horrible crime. Security is very important.