Naturally, the title is tongue-in-cheek but you never know. However, I made a video about this event taking place Saturday, July 14th at Bonnie’s Birds in Port Charlotte, Florida as a fundraiser for the Florida Parrot Rescue.

Here is the promotional video for the event:

The press release I wrote for the event might explain what’s going on:


All across the country, dog, cat and other various animal rescues are popping up in the news faster than you can say, Fetch! But a Parrot Rescue? Really?
With the downturn of the economy and the glut of foreclosures in recent years, pets are being relinquished all across the country. Rescues are overrun with pets being given up at alarming rates. Unfortunately, companion parrots are ending up in the same situation. The difference? Not many people even know what a parrot eats, let alone how to care for one.

Bonnie’s Birds, a bird supply store in Port Charlotte, Florida will be hosting “Parrot Nation’s Chopalooza! The 2012 Tour” a fundraiser for Florida Parrot Rescue (FPR) beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th.

Florida Parrot Rescue, ( founded by Jennifer Underwood James with Karen Atwood as Senior Vice President is a notfor-profit avian rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of companion parrots. FPR currently has about 150 birds in rescue withover 90 foster homes spread throughout the state and many on the waiting list that still need to come in.

BIRD TALK Magazine writer and columnist, blogger and speaker, Patricia Sund conceptualized “Parrot Nation’s Chopalooza!” and will be appearing with her popular African Grey, Parker. Parker is one of the three birds that are the subject of her BIRD TALK Magazine column, “Memo to Parker and Pepper” as well as one subject of discussion at her blog, “Parrot Nation.”

Sund is also known for “Chop”, an economical, nutritious, fresh food concept that has become “The New Black” in feeding companion parrots. Sund and her famous African Grey Parrot, Parker will be appearing at Bonnie’s Birds, located at 4300 Kings Hwy, Unit 401, Port Charlotte, Florida.

She will be demonstrating how to make this nutritious and healthy parrot diet and with volunteer help, will be producing over two hundred pounds of it. This product as well as other items will be available to take home for a donation to FPR. For more information, contact Bonnie’s Birds at 941-979-8295.