Patricia wrote this essay for Deb White, Creator of the fabulous website: “Avian Enrichment.” I absolutely love the article and agree with it completely. I wanted to share it with all of you as well. There are no such thing as “starter birds” in my honest opinion and this article expresses this perfectly.
Patricia Sund is a Columnist for “Bird Talk” Magazine and has a popular Blog called “Parrot Nation,” where she writes about life, birds, and her adventures in the world of Aviculture, including volunteering as a Keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo. She has written for Phoenix Landing’s “Phoenix Beakin’”, “The Alamo Exhibition Bird Club,” the AFA “Watch Bird,”as well as for the Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture. She has written internally for American Airlines as well as having written, directed and produced a play called: “Loves People-Loves to Travel.”
Patricia has completed Dr. Susan Friedman’s online course: “LLP: Living & Learning with Parrots,” and both Beginning and Advanced Levels of the “Natural Encounters” Companion Parrot Training Seminars.
Patricia Lives in Hollywood, Florida with her two Hoodlum African Grey Parrots, Parker and Pepper and her parrot-poop dodging, rescued ShihTzu: Mattie.
When asked why she has parrots in her life, she always responds the same way: “I’ve been a Flight Attendant for almost 23 years; I guess I’m used to serving food, repeating myself, cleaning up crap and getting hollered at.”