Dogs, cats, fish, and birds are the most popular pets. In fact, it is estimated that 14 million birds live in captivity across the United States, a great many of them parrots.
And no wonder: With their captivating colors, acrobatic antics, and often silly personalities, these avian characters are hard to resist.
There are over 350 species of parrots in the world today, and these animals are becoming increasingly popular as pets due to their social nature and long lifespan when compared with other exotic pets.
The Coronavirus pandemic created a rise in people looking for pets to care for while in lock-down. The world-wide health crisis also left many birds in the need of rehoming due to loss of life or income.
Pet parrots can be incredible if demanding friends, but for people more accustomed to fluffy mammalian companions, they can present some unexpected challenges.
The long-lived, intelligent and highly social birds need attention. When the proper enrichment is not provided, they can pick up bad habits and find themselves bored or stressed to the point where they pluck out their feathers.
While different species of birds have varying life spans, some of our larger parrot species can sometimes live up to 70 years with exceptional husbandry and diet, and appropriate veterinary care.
Birds have specific needs both physically as well as mentally, but if cared for appropriately will be a loyal companion for many years. If you are considering getting a parrot or have already welcomed one or more into your home, knowing all you can regarding their care is a necessity. Parrots are a long-term commitment.
Parrots live exciting and active lives in the wild, so replicating an enriching environment in the home is a must to keep your parrot happy and healthy.
If kept outside, supervision is a must and birds need to be brought in or kept in a safe, sealed enclosure at night that has no access for predators; the recommendation is to always bring birds inside though for safety and ability to control the environment they’re in.
Time spent out of your birds’ enclosure or dedicated bird-safe room if not caged should be supervised, as parrots are great at getting into trouble around the house! They should have time spent out of the cage at a minimum of once a day for exercise, enrichment, and socialization.
We are raising money for a bird barn with attached aviaries for the rescued birds here at Crazy Critters Inc.
Please consider donating to help us reach our goal!!!!
We are hosting a plant sale fundraiser and you are invited!
We constructed a small greenhouse to grow food for the animal facility, and it was not long before we realized plants were a great way to provide revenue that could help us grow and care for wayward and or injured animals.
Crazy Plants Nursery
22919 County Road 44a
Eustis, Fl 32736
Our normal hours of operation are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. WEATHER PERMITTING. We share each morning if we are open or not on our Facebook page.
You can check out some of the crazy plants you will find in our most recent plant stock video by clicking…
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Licensed Nursery 🌵
Weather Permitted 🌞
Wholesale Prices To All 👩🦳
Owner Operated Small Business 🖍
Small Greenhouse Open To The Public 🌿
100% Of Proceeds Donated To Crazy Critters Inc. 🐢
ADOPT ~ BREED ~ RESCUE ~ TRANSPORT ~ REHABILITATE
Crazy Critters Inc. is a Private 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization animal facility not open to the general public.
We are an FWC Amnesty location for some species animals, contracted partners with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division, assist multiple neighboring Animal Control Departments, and aid the national community with proper rehoming of exotic animals.
Currently, this facility houses species of animals listed on CITES. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is an international treaty to prevent species from becoming endangered or extinct because of international trade.
Adding, the Crazy Critters organization has produced offspring from species currently found on the IUCN’s Red List. Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi, and plant species.
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To meet just a few of the birds housed at the facility, check us out on an episode of Dav Kaufman’s Animal Adventures…
While some pet parrots come from breeders, the trade in exotic parrots is big business around the globe, and it contributes significantly to their decline in the wild. Thankfully trafficking in wild birds has been less of a problem in the U.S. since the passage of the 1992 Wild Bird Conservation Act and CITES restrictions on importing exotic species.
Due to a combination of habitat destruction and persistent poaching for the pet trade, more species regularly land on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A recent study, for instance, found that logging has decimated 99 percent of the African grey (Psittacus erithacus) population in Ghana, threatening wild numbers of one of the most iconic parrot species.