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Think Parrots Show donates to Parrot Conservation Projects

Think Parrots Show donates to Parrot Conservation Projects

Posted by Think Parrots 2024, Think Parrots Show on 3/7/2024

For the first time since 2019, the UK’s biggest Parrot event, Think Parrots returned to Kempton Park Racecourse, Surrey, on Sunday 9th June.

The popular show was a huge success. Think Parrots welcomed back nearly 1000 visitors who were able to enjoy a Free-Flying Parrot display from Craig Fraser Young, plus masterclasses from avian vets Tom Dutton and Tariq Abou Zahr and creator of Your Parrot food Franz Dahlheim. Their expertise covered topics including feather plucking, Parrot Awareness Week and Parrot nutrition.

They were able to learn about the best diets, lifestyle and behaviour for their Parrot with the added bonus of meeting hundreds of fellow Parrot owners, many of whom brought their birds to the show!

With a wide variety of Parrot Goodies on sale from exhibitors such as Harrison’s and Lafeber, visitors were able to shop for their favourite Parrot items and benefit from some great deals on the day.

Here’s what some of the visitors said about the show:

“It was brilliantly run, our family had a great time”

“Great day out”

“I loved the event and how friendly everyone was. I definitely hope to come back in the future with a birdie of my own. Thank you for organising such a lovely get together for all Parrot enthusiasts!”

“It was a wonderful day, it’s a shame that its only once a year”

“The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish, excellent organisation”

As well as inviting Parrot charities to the event free of charge, over £1000.00 was donated to Parrot conservation.

Les Rance, secretary of The Parrot Society UK, told us: “The donation will be used to help fund The Costa Rica Scarlet Macaw Project. This is a project that we have been supporting from the inception. At that time there was poaching of young birds and the Scarlet Macaws were reducing in number. By recruiting the trappers to protect the nest sites the wild population began to increase. The school children were ‘educated’ that Scarlet Macaws were a valuable asset to the community and informed that tourists would come to see these beautiful birds and therefore boost income into the country. Colouring books of outlines of Scarlet Macaws were printed and distributed to the schools and slowly the children learnt about these Macaws. More recently cameras have been fitted in nesting cavities and the footage of the parents feeding the babies has been sent to the schools. “

The show organisers, Northern Parrots are extremely grateful for all the support and feedback received and are looking forward to bringing the show back even better next year.