You have completely missed the issue. Clubb, as an avian vet should understand
that there is an overpopulation problem currently with parrots, and the worst is
just on the horizon, as the life expectancy of these birds is 60 years and upwards.
What do you suggest be done with the 1000's of birds currently in sanctuaries in
the U.S. today?
Birds in breeding mills generally have no enrichment, nothing to do but sit around
their cages and produce eggs, then when they do hatch, the babies are taken from
the parents to be hand raised. What is natural or fulfilling to the parrot in this
And you speak of her processing wild caught parrots like it's a good thing?? Babies
stripped from their nests to be crated and exported like some kind of inanimate
object. Why do you think this outrageous practice was made illegal in the U.S. in
No-one wants to demean the actions of Clubb in her avian medicine practice. But
she has done no service to the avian world by breeding, selling unweaned babies,
exporting and selling to the big chain pet stores, where the babies end up in the
hands of uneducated and unprepared buyers. And thus the cycle of rehoming,
neurotic behaviors, feather plucking and self mutilation begins.