The first Parrot Awareness Week has been launched, in an effort to improve understanding of parrot health and welfare.
The event, headed by Parrot Society UK, will provide information about various themes relating to parrot welfare in captivity to help owners to provide their pets with good care.
Throughout the week, the charity, in partnership with UK Pet Food and Petcover Group, will offer daily campaigns on topics such as nutrition, healthcare and insurance. The information will be shared on their Facebook and TikTok accounts, as well as their website.
The event was launched on 2 July 2023 and will end with the Pet Parrot Gathering, hosted by Parrot Society and held at Stafford County Showground, on 8 July 2023.
The Pet Parrot Gathering will include a symposium of talks from avian professionals on parrot care, trade stalls and flying displays.
Dr Vicki Baldrey, an avian specialist and Parrot Awareness Week team member said: “I am delighted to be involved in organising the first ever UK Parrot Awareness Week. Many of the most common healthcare issues parrots suffer from, such as respiratory infections, liver disease and feather destructive behaviour, can be prevented by providing an appropriate diet and environment.
“We want to work with owners to improve animal husbandry to maximise their birds’ health and wellbeing.”
All the informational resources can be found on the event’s website throughout this week. Tickets to the Pet Parrot Gathering can be purchased on the Parrot Society UK website.