“Parrot Confidential” debuts on PBS Nature, Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 8pm!



I have always loved parrots.As a child, I longed for one of my own, to travel everywhere with me on my shoulder. That was until I learned more about them.I became increasingly outraged and saddened by the suffering of so many of these fascinating, intelligent and extremely social birds.

Parrots do not belong in cages.If only more people understood their life in the wild and their true nature and basic needs, I believe they would think again before buying a parrot. For then they would understand the enormous demands that would be made on their time if they wanted to give their bird a satisfying life – that is, as satisfying as it could ever be in captivity.

That is why I am so delighted that Allison Argo has made a film that illustrates the true wonder of wild parrots and explains – using the experiences and voices of parrot owners – the problems and (unintended) cruelty inherent in keeping them in captivity. And it honors those who have dedicated their lives to providing sanctuary for the thousands of parrots who have been given up by their guardians – because they simply could not cope with the needs of noisy birds whose bite can remove part of a finger, nose or ear. It is a moving and beautifully made film and I believe it will make a big difference. Allison’s other nature films have been widely praised, and have received several prestigious awards. I am confident that “Parrot Confidential” will be similarly acclaimed.Please watch it on the following link:

http://www.argofilms.com/film/parrot-confidential-0

Jane Goodall

Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Founder and CEO of Foster Parrots Ltd, a non profit parrot rescue and sanctuary with a special focus on education and conservation. Foster Parrots strongly believes that parrots are wild animals and as such belong in the wild where they are perfectly adapted to a life of freedom. In wildness lies the true conservation of parrots for the future. Foster Parrots established a conservation effort in the little know country of Guyana in 2003 where we strive to offer the Amerindian population an income source other than the legal trapping of their wildlife. We escort groups to several villages where eco-tourism efforts are now established (one, Maipaima Lodge in Nappi Village, by our organization).

Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Founder and CEO of Foster Parrots Ltd, a non profit parrot rescue and sanctuary with a special focus on education and conservation. Foster Parrots strongly believes that parrots are wild animals and as such belong in the wild where they are perfectly adapted to a life of freedom. In wildness lies the true conservation of parrots for the future. Foster Parrots established a conservation effort in the little know country of Guyana in 2003 where we strive to offer the Amerindian population an income source other than the legal trapping of their wildlife. We escort groups to several villages where eco-tourism efforts are now established (one, Maipaima Lodge in Nappi Village, by our organization).

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Debbie Goodrich

Thank you so much for your pleasant phraseology and this post. We agree that watching wild parrots should be experienced directly by anyone who can do it–especially those that love them most. That experience will forever change a person's attitude toward what we do and our place on the world we call Earth. It is hoped this movie will show the entire picture of the world of parrots, but we fear the entire world will not be showcased enough. We hope Allison will continue her pursuit of this film and add more to it in future features as well. Be… Read more »

Celine Gandolfo

Looking forward to seeing Parrot Confidential!

Michaela Kennedy

Thank you for this post, Jane. You have dedicated your life as a teacher to us all. I trust that with people such as you that walk this Earth, that we can continue to learn how to evolve and awaken to honor all beings.

Barbara Moscato

Please be sure to tune in to PBS Nature series "Parrot Confidential" November 13th at 8:00pm

Marc Johnson

November 13th, 8 pm, PBS Nature, "Parrot Confidential"