Birdy Boot Camp is primarly a program we have developed here at M.A.R.S. to help exotic bird owners who have reached an impass point with their feathered family member. The main question at hand, is two fold, one, they are looking for solutions to help keep their parrot in their home, or two, the possible need to surrender their parrot to M.A.R.S.
Our goal at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary is obviously the first one. Helping the parrot to stay with the owner.
The process is not a trade secret. Some of our biggest successes have been simple and straight forward. A change of scenery for the parrot, sunshine, fresh air, baths, other birds to watch and learn how to play from, different people to interact with, etc. and providing to the parrot owner a much needed break from their daily routine. The chance for each to see what life is like without the other. Simple right?????
It is then our job to deal with the more difficult Birdy Boot Camp atendees, which of course happens, when simple is not the solution. That is becoming more prevelant these days as people simply deal with all that life throws in their paths, leaving the bird in a kind of parrot limbo. That’s when a parrot with no skills to entertain itself can become impossible. Screeming, plucking, destructive frustrated behavior can insue.
We simply ask you to ask yourself if a chance to keep your bird in your home might be worth a stay here at our “Birdy Boot Camp”. We have many successful, happy endings with this program. We have been given the opportunity to meet some amazing avians and some very misunderstood ones. We can help to clarify that too. You have only to make the decision to do so. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates and times. A one month stay is recommended.