Parrot Nation

Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.


September 2012

When King O Knocks…

I saw King O do a certain behavior and just fell in love with it. I got him to repeat the behavior and managed to get it on video. I think you're going to like it!

The Lightning Bolt

The Parrot Garden Staff has an expression they use. When a potential adopter comes in to see the Best Friends Birds, more often than not, the bird tends to choose the person. They call this "The Lightning Bolt."   And... Continue Reading →

The Parrot Garden’s “Chopettes”

The Parrot Garden makes Chop for their birds. They make it about every six weeks for their hundred or so birds currently on the premises. The cockatiels get Chop every day and the bigger birds get it three times a... Continue Reading →

Lucas, Michael Vick’s Champion Fighter

This is Lucas. Lucas was one of Michael Vick's fighting Pit bulls and was Vick's champion fighter. Apparently¬†somebody¬†made a lot of money on this dog. When Lucas arrived at Best Friends about five years ago with 21 other pit bulls,... Continue Reading →

King O Sings and Plays With Wendy

King O absolutely adores playing with people and interacting. He is absolutely charming and has the cutest little voice that sounds a bit like Elmo from Sesame Street. He simply loves Wendy, the Vet Tech here at the Parrot Garden.... Continue Reading →

Feeding Chop at Best Friends Animal Society

The Welcome Sign at Best Friends Was Hand Painted by Janet Bray The Best Friends Parrot Garden feeds Chop. The cockatiels get it everyday and the other birds get it three times a week. They have had great success with... Continue Reading →

Lots of Cockatoos

Wendy With Keno, a Goffins Cockatoo (Photo by Janet Holt Hilton) Best Friends Parrot Garden has a lot of Cockatoos. And they are amazing characters. Of course you're probably familiar with King O, but they have many others with loads... Continue Reading →

King O! The Entertainer

Photo by Janet Holt Hilton King O's original name was Ophelia. But because he's the King around here, everyone refers to him as King O. O has been here for about three years. And he is adoptable and available. However,... Continue Reading →

Layla The Victory Dog

Getting licks and kisses from Layla Layla is a pit bull that was one of the 22 brought in by Best Friends to rehabilitation. They aren't sure what Layla's role was at Bad Newz Kennels, but they know she had... Continue Reading →

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