Last Sunday we attended the Free Flight Bird Sanctuary holiday sale. It’s always nice to visit with the birds.
These sun conures were adorable.Another case of feather plucking. In the cage next door was this bird’s mirror image. It’s heartbreaking to see. I’m glad that these birds found their way to Free Flight. I hope that they will be adopted by someone who will give them the love and care they deserve.Blue and Gold and Scarlet Macaws.Enjoying a walnut.Goffin cockatoo – Let me out!White Bellied Caique.African Grey.Mexican Red-headed Amazon.Yellow-crowned Amazon. Wouldn’t it be lovely if he/she were flying free?I fell in love with the cockatiels. Wanted to take this one home…Some weird looking birds…I always walk away from Free Flight with mixed feelings. I’m glad a refuge like this exists. I hate to think of where these beautiful birds would end up without it. Taking care of a bird is quite an undertaking and ownership should not be taken lightly. Birds need love and attention, exercise and entertainment. They should not be stuck alone in a cage all day with no companionship or toys to play with. I hope that anyone who would like a bird as a pet first considers adopting an abandoned bird in need of a loving home.
My budgies bring me great joy. And I know there are many devoted bird owners out there. People who love, spoil and cherish their birds. But I would rather there be no pet stores or breeding at all if it would cease the mistreatment and neglect of these wonderful, intelligent creatures.