Don't make the mistake of ignoring parrot evacuation. I've had parrots for over 20 years and have been involved in parrot evacuation several times. When I lived in the Mid- West tornado's were an annual event. Now that I live the Mountain States, I've had to evacuate with my birds and dogs twice e due to fires.
Maybe you think that it will never happen to you but natural disasters. happen every year. Early in my parrot loving history, 9/11 affected the thousands of pet owners in of New York City. Hurricane Katrina in affected thousands of pet owners in 2005. Since shelters didn't take pets, many people refused to leave their home. Shortly after, lawmakers passed the Pet Evacuation Bill requiring authorities to take pets into consideration during emergencies.
Hurricanes, wild fires, and other natural disasters seem to be happening with more frequency. That is why you, as a pet parent should develop an evacuation plan.
You don't have to wait until tornado season, hurricane season or fire season to plan how to keep your pet birds safe. Follow these four easy steps to ensure your pet bird will be able to rely on you to keep it safe should you be forced to evacuate your home.
Diane Burroughs, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist trained in ABA therapy techniques. She specializes in avian anxiety disorders and is certified in Nutrition For Mental Health. Diane has written a number of bird behavior books and she offers behavior consultations. She's developed a range of UnRuffledRx Science-backed Parrot Wellness Supplies.
Diane's products have been featured in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and at Exoticscon, a conference for exotic pet veterinarians. Her bird collars & supplements are stocked in avian vet clinics and bird stores throughout the US. With over 30 years in the field of behavior, Diane has created thousands of successful individualized behavior plans that help pets thrive.
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