Our beautiful Yellow-Crowned Amazon Parrot, Diane, arrived at the sanctuary from another rescue who had several parrots in their care requiring aviary homes. After falling out with a potential home, Diane ended up back in their care, and they contacted us for help. We introduced her to some of our other resident parrots, and she was much happier. She now resides with Joy the African Grey, Tiki the Goffin’s Cockatoo and Adelaide the Galah Cockatoo. Unfortunately, a lot of parrots that are kept as pets are not fed the correct diet. We’ve had birds come to the sanctuary who were fed custard creams, or were on a basic seed diet, but this is not beneficial for them, and can cause liver and heart problems, ultimately shortening their lifespan.