This is a story of a healing love. On our visit to Safari West in Santa Rosa, we met a couple of parrots with a history. Our tour guide told us their tale, and even though I’m a bit sketchy on the details, I can retell the basic plot line. One of the parrots was rescued after a failed attempt to smuggle it into the country. The smugglers put the parrot inside of a cardboard poster tube, and because of that the parrot was severely traumatized. It took weeks for the animal caretakers at Safari West to bring the parrot out of its stressed state. What helped was that another parrot took interest in this troubled parrot and wouldn’t leave his side. She would stand on top of his cage, and help preen his feathers. They have been inseparable ever since. I don’t know if they’re still at Safari West, but look out for them if you go.
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