skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

← Back to photo galleries

Nature: Parrot Confidential

From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild when "Parrot Confidential" premieres Wednesday, November 13, 2013 on PBS.

Blue and gold macaw, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Blue and gold macaw, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Brunette/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Marie Charon, who runs a small parrot rescue out of her home in suburban Mich., holds Fagan, an African gray with special needs. (Marie Charon’s house, Milan, Mich.)

Marie Charon, who runs a small parrot rescue out of her home in suburban Mich., holds Fagan, an African gray with special needs. (Marie Charon’s house, Milan, Mich.)

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Brunette/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

African gray parrot, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

African gray parrot, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Brunette/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Marc Johnson, founder and CEO, Foster Parrots Ltd.

Marc Johnson, founder and CEO, Foster Parrots Ltd.

Credit: Courtesy of NATURE

Lavanya Michel and her adopted Moluccan Cockatoo, Dolly.

Lavanya Michel and her adopted Moluccan Cockatoo, Dolly.

Credit: Courtesy of NATURE

Jamie McLeod, founder of the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, with a yellow-crested cockatoo.

Jamie McLeod, founder of the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, with a yellow-crested cockatoo.

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Brunette/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Yellow-naped Amazon parrot, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Credit: Courtesy of Malina Suri/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

Yellow-naped Amazon parrot - this bird has plucked the feathers from its’ chest, behavior that is not uncommon in captivity, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Yellow-naped Amazon parrot - this bird has plucked the feathers from its’ chest, behavior that is not uncommon in captivity, Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, Hope Valley, RI.

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Brunette/©2013 THIRTEEN Productions LLC

A bird names Salsa. During PBS’ NATURE “Parrot Confidential” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 5, 2013, filmmaker Allison Argo, founder and CEO of Foster Parrots Ltd. Marc Johnson, Lavanya Michel and her adopted Moluccan cockatoo Dolly and NATURE executive producer Fred Kaufman discuss the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild.

A bird names Salsa. During PBS’ NATURE “Parrot Confidential” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, August 5, 2013, filmmaker Allison Argo, founder and CEO of Foster Parrots Ltd. Marc Johnson, Lavanya Michel and her adopted Moluccan cockatoo Dolly and NATURE executive producer Fred Kaufman discuss the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild.

Credit: Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Forgot your password?