Whats Happening Right Now
Right now, Harry and I want to change the focus of the Santa
Barbara Bird Farm away from producing birds and towards the provision
of comprehensive behavioral work with birds already in homes.
This change means that we will be raising, effective immediately,
no more baby birds. I want to write more,
provide increased professional assistance to other dedicated psittacine
caregivers, and go back to work, all of which is happening now
along with supportive changes at SBBF.
Harry and I continue with unwavering dedication to the birds
on our property. Some of them were wild caught and have known
no captive home but this one. We want to keep all the birds we
currently have, but we dont want to produce more chicks
in order to maintain our aviaries. Instead, pairs have been moved
into adjacent aviaries so they can be with each other, but not
breed. Other pairs have their breeding activities gently interrupted
with enrichment. We will continue to manage each pair with sensitivity
and high regard for the sacrifices they made in order to live
in this foreign land.
Opportunities to improve parenting will be denied no unproven
pair, but artificial means of increasing production will not be
used anymore at SBBF.