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Old 01-16-2021, 08:26 PM
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Re: Parrots for therapy

I just want to say, thank you so much to everybody who has responded and given advice. You are all wonderful people! I guess I was very vague with the word ďtherapyĒ, and I apologize for that.
I agree that owning a parrot can make life more stressful and cause more anxiety, but they can also serve as a great distraction. For me, I would be putting all my time into caring for the bird. Plus, itís another reason to get up in the morning. Knowing I have to get up because my parrot depends on me. Sorry, that sounds so depressing.
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Old 01-16-2021, 11:34 PM
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Re: Parrots for therapy

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...I agree that owning a parrot can make life more stressful and cause more anxiety, but they can also serve as a great distraction. For me, I would be putting all my time into caring for the bird....
Eh Mello, that is exactly what I thought you meant! So, what kind of bird are you thinking about?
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:01 AM
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Re: Parrots for therapy

I honestly donít know yet. I still have a little bit before I can adopt one. I was hoping to find a rescue or a reputable breeder and see which bird chooses me/calls to me. Iíve only ever owned smaller birds like conures and Iím thinking about trying a bigger bird (but not too big!) as Iíve interacted and met many. Iíve done my research for years so I think Iím prepared. Any suggestions?
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Re: Parrots for therapy

We are owned by an Amazon and that works for us. Personally, I would recommend that you stay with the smaller Parrots as they have just as big a personality, but are commonly less expensive and a bit easier to care for. Rehoming an older Parrot is a great idea as they are more selective in their choosing Humans!
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Re: Parrots for therapy

I was looking for a specific article but did not find it however.

if you google PTSD and parrots I think you will find several groups working with PTSD patients and neglected parrots.

https://shelterme.tv/news/pairing-re...sitive-payoff/
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Re: Parrots for therapy

Dear texsize, thank you so much for that article, it was really nice to read! Iím surprised this post got so many responses. Thank you everyone. I hope if anyone ever has the same question as I did, they can read all your wonderful advice!
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Re: Parrots for therapy

Quote: Originally Posted by MelloYello View Post
I just want to say, thank you so much to everybody who has responded and given advice. You are all wonderful people! I guess I was very vague with the word “therapy”, and I apologize for that.
I agree that owning a parrot can make life more stressful and cause more anxiety, but they can also serve as a great distraction. For me, I would be putting all my time into caring for the bird. Plus, it’s another reason to get up in the morning. Knowing I have to get up because my parrot depends on me. Sorry, that sounds so depressing.
Again, thank you all so much for everything!
I totally agree. Of course if you get a morning screamer like I have, lol , there is no choice, you are up!
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Re: Parrots for therapy

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I honestly donít know yet. I still have a little bit before I can adopt one. I was hoping to find a rescue or a reputable breeder and see which bird chooses me/calls to me. Iíve only ever owned smaller birds like conures and Iím thinking about trying a bigger bird (but not too big!) as Iíve interacted and met many. Iíve done my research for years so I think Iím prepared. Any suggestions?

This is a great approach Mello. Whilst visiting rescue centers I'm sure that you will find the perfect match.
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