Heartfelt Thoughts from a Reformed Parrot Breeder
by Tina Usher, The Parrot’s Perch www.parrotsperch.com
EXCERPTS I'm Tina Usher, and all of my life I have been captivated by all types of birds. First, I would like to give you some of my history. I own and operate The Parrot’s Perch, a small homebased aviary just outside of Chicago, IL. I have been breeding and raising Moluccan, Umbrella and Medium Sulphur Crested (Elenora) Cockatoos, Green Wing Macaws and African Greys ...
As a responsible and devoted breeder for 27 years it is because of this great love that I have for my birds that I have had a gradual change of heart about breeding. I cannot pinpoint exactly how or when it started, there was no big epiphany, just an awareness and a feeling that grew and grew. How can I justify bringing more birds into a world where ... <Read entire article>