Parrot Nation

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


The Parrot Garden at Best Friends Animal Society

Writing From the Trenches: Guest Blogger Bonnie Grafton

Life runs fast and mean in this town.                                                             -Hunter S.... Continue Reading →

The Parrot Garden’s Family of Lilac Crowned Amazons

The Parrot Garden has an unusual and interesting flock in residence. They have a family of Lilac Crowned Amazons: A mother, a father and two of their children. They have been together since those babies hatched. The Parrot Garden is... Continue Reading →

Negotiating the Emotional Trenches

Spock. You were loved... The after-effects of an emotional time tends to wear you out. Best Friends sometimes has that effect on the people who volunteer. While confronting the work that they do, you tend to examine yourself. Here are... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Mugsy and Me

Mugsy! Mugsy is a very handsome Blue and Gold Macaw at the Parrot Garden. Yesterday when I was washing the windows and glass downstairs, Mugsy became quite involved in observing my work. Kelly Moore Parsley shot this little video of... Continue Reading →

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