We’re really excited about the 31st May, as the rest of the world celebrates the amazing Parrots we know and love, on World Parrot Day.
World Parrot Day was started on May 31st 2004 by the World Parrot Trust. Now in its 13th year, its aims are to highlight the threats to captive and wild Parrots around the world.
Zoos, charities and other organisations all get involved and some even hold special parades and parties to mark the occasion. As May 31st falls near or on the Bank Holiday Weekend every year, members of the public have more opportunities to get involved as more people are off work and school.
At the very first World Parrot Day the World Parrot Trust handed in a petition calling for the EU to ban the trade of wild birds in Europe. This has since come into force (in 2006/2007) so real action can be achieved on this day.
In the past celebrities such as TV presenter Michaela Strachan and former star of Vets in Practice Steve Leonard have given their backing to World Parrot Day.
Visit the World Parrot Trust’s website to learn more about their current projects and how you can continue to support the work they do saving wild Parrots from extinction.
You can improve your companion Parrot’s quality of life with our scrumptious foods, spacious cages, stimulating toys, exciting accessories and useful supplements.
What are you doing on World Parrot Day? Let us know in the comments.