About us

Read more about the charity and our team which makes the charity so special

We at Problem Parrots have a wealth of first hand knowledge about what problems you may face with your parrots. We have all worked within parrot rescue organisations and have encountered behaviours like self mutilating, plucking, biting, screaming/demanding. When your parrot starts to display these issues you may look for help and advice but often don’t find what you are looking for and then turn to rescue’s so this is where problem parrots can help you

 

Problem Parrots Welfare Organisation was set up in November 2008. It was set up by 3 directors who had worked in other rescues within the UK at all different levels to gain over 30 years of knowledge and experience between us. We found that due to other rescues being very busy with picking birds up who needed new homes there was no time to help the owners who with a little work could keep their birds at home.

 

This is where Problem parrots came from. We put our heads together and decided to make a dedicated FREE support group for people who just need extra help or personalised help with their birds to ensure they stay off the rescue merry go round and remain happy and loved at home with the families they know.

 

Problem Parrots has a group of people who are able to help owners over the phone, by email of even 1-1 visits to see how we can help. Problem Parrots ARE NOT VETS so any medical questions needs to be aimed to your avian vet. We can help with behaviours that are affecting you living as a happy family such as plucking, biting, and screaming.

 

In 2012 we were being asked to take more and more birds in either from families that we have been working with who just didn’t have the time to give the full commitment or from families who were had emergency situations which meant they could no longer care for their parrot, The problem we found was the birds that came in often needed vet treatment so we felt the need to raise money to help support this.  As a group we decided to register with the charity commission to help this fund raising and give us some legal guidance, this was granted to that charity in late 2013.

 

We have set up this site so that we can work with you and the behaviour your parrot is displaying and try and regain a happy home rather than having no one to help you and seeking to hand your bird over to rescues unless you have no other option.

 

Although we can offer you help and support with behaviours we are NOT professional consultants nor are we vets, but we have worked for many years with the behaviours you may be experiencing so can offer you real life advice.

 

So if you have any concerns with regards to your birds health you should consult with your avian vet. A full listing of good avian vets can also be found on this site.

Meet our expert parrot team

Shell

Shell

Rehoming & Finance Director

In 2008 myself and 2 other members decided to start a welfare charity with the overall aim of EDUCATION, that would help owners BEFORE the need came to move their loved family parrot out of their home and into rescue as this was not going to be the best for the owner or parrot.

This is where Problem Parrots Welfare Organisation came about. Our aim is to support birds at home to prevent the need to move into rescues and for them t remain where they are happiest where ever possible.

Steve

Steve

Welfare Director

My involvement with parrot rescues happened when I required a holiday home during the time I was moving home, and this was where I reached out to the UK’s largest parrot rescue for support.

My Role within Problem Parrots is welfare director. I am responsible for managing the team of welfare officers all over the country and strategically managing the collection, safehouse and rescue of any bird needing our help. I am also the first contact via the info email address to offer first line support to owners who may be struggling.

Hollie

Hollie

Advice Director

My love for parrots started when I was young, I grew up with small birds including budgies, cockatiels and love birds. When I was a teenager my auntie bought an African grey and this was when my love for birds really started.

I worked for the UK's Largest parrot rescue for many years as a safehouse and then area coordinator before supporting the rehoming team.

I have been lucky enough to share my life with a variety of species of parrots from budgies to macaws, this has given me lots of valuable hands on experience in changing behaviours that people may face with their birds.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Fundraising Director

Around 5 years ago I joined Problem Parrots as a welfare officer and this is where my passion for a bird's welfare has become my focus on anything I do around any birds.

I have safe housed birds from a budgie up to a macaw and this is where I have found my love of greys, I just adore them from plucked to the aggressive ones, I don't care they just fascinates me.

During my time with Problem Parrots I have raised thousands of pounds through our fundraising page and I've even jumped off a 5000ft high mountain paragliding to raise much need vet funds for the charity.

Meet our lovely birds, looking for a new home