anonymous asked:

What is a recommended breed of bird for beginners? and are all capable of being affectionate?

I personally don’t believe in beginner birds, It is the amount of research and time you spend on picking one, as they are a long term commitment. (but I wouldn’t recommend a macaw,cockatoo,grey or amazon for someone who has no idea what there getting into and doesn’t have the time or money)

Some birds are known for being more affectionate then others, This depends on the birds personality, Some birds love affection,some tolerate it and some just hate being touched. There are a few species known for being more affectionate but then again, This really is a personality thing and how much a bird trusts you as well. Like Hazel’s specie is meant to be affectionate but hazel when she was young loved being cuddled etc, now she likes everything on her own terms (some days she will ask for cuddles none stop and some she is like Get the hell away from me I want to play) Please keep in mind there will be days when your bird will not want to be cuddled as there in a bad mood, Or maybe they just don’t like it, This really tho is a personality thing as every bird is different. ( Cockatiels are meant to be more cuddly from the smaller types of birds, But from my experience my one would tolerate it Aka he wouldn’t do his little head tilt thing or anything , This really is a personality thing tho really ) So They are capable.

~If anyone want’s to add anything to this~ ouo

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Massive parrot, cockatoo adoption project unfolding on Vancouver Island
The Coombs World Parrot Refuge is underfunded and overrun after its founder Wendy Huntbatch died this past winter leaving workers scrambling to find homes for up to 600 parrots and cockatoos.

Hey Guys this is still going on. For the love of all Birds please share, we could really use some funds for food, and right now we’re needing homes for 500+ parrots as they’ve all gotta be out by August 1st. Many have physical and mental health issues and they just need a lot of love.

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Love birds? Please take one from the Coombs World Parrot Refuge

​The Coombs World Parrot Refuge is underfunded and overrun after its founder Wendy Huntbatch died this past winter leaving workers scrambling to find homes for up to 600 parrots and cockatoos.

Currently the birds are not up for adoption, and unfortunately cannot be adopted outside of Canada. Check out the FAQ for more info. 

Please consider donating to their YouCaring page! They’ve met 3/5 of their goal and it would be fantastic to see them make it and help all these angels.