First Flight Exotic Birds

First Flight Exotic Flight

The Ten Commandments of Parrot Ownership

(from a parrots point of view)

By Jane Hallander

1. My life is likely to last 20 or more years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you take me home.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial to my well-being.

4. Do not be angry with me for long, and dont lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I have only you.

5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I dont understand your words, I do understand your voice when it is speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Remember before you hit me that I have a beak that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but that I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I am not getting the right food, or I have been in the cage too long.

9. Take care of me when I get old; you too will get old.

10. Go with me on the last journey. Never say I cant bear to watch it, or Let it happen in my absence. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you.