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About Us

"It is our duty to these amazing creatures to do what is right, after all we as humans have taken their birth right to be free and have unintentionally, naively and with devotion in our hearts- caused them pain".

There is a major increase in the trend to own a parrot in Australia, as there seems to be a perceived view that a bird is an easy low maintenance companion pet. The increase in demand of pet parrots is slowly flooding the market with unwanted pet parrots, as the associated care with owning a parrot can greatly out way that of owning a dog or cat. This is no longer one person or even one industry's fault, but is a result of many of us forgetting that we remain responsible forever for what we have tamed. Societies view of animals needs to change and there existence must no longer be based on "owning or dominating animals" or having animals as commodities, but must be about living together as one and giving these animals the respect and kindness they deserve by providing them a voice rather that a prison sentence. The hundreds of inquiries received yearly regarding our programs demonstrate that there is an overwhelming need to provide continuing education and information to the public, the veterinary community and the Avicultural industry about the physical, psychological, social, environmental, medical and nutritional needs necessary to provide for the total well being of these highly intelligent, long-lived creatures "parrots".

This statement is why the Parrot Rescue Centre exists. We want to help provide the education for people and the support for the parrots that have lived a jailed life for so many years.

Dedicated parrot enthusiasts Zarita Garozzo and Jamie Carpenter are the founders of the Parrot Rescue Centre since 2005. After many years of developing a deep level of understanding about the feeding, nutrition, housing and behaviour training of parrots, Zarita and Jamie decided to focus on using their acquired knowledge to improve the lives of parrots in need of dedicated care in Australia. They have sought to achieve this by providing an environment that caters for the individual needs of the parrots they take in.

The Parrot Rescue Centre is privately owned by Zarita and Jamie and managed by themselves, family and volunteers. To help fund the PRC they have created a Bird Toy and Parrot Supplies Shop called Chipper Parrots, Virtual Adoption/Sponsorship Program, Adoption and Rehoming service and also rely on the generosity of the public. The PRC is not a registered charity organisation, so does not receive any financial assistance from the government or other large organisations and donations are not tax deductable.

We need your support to achieve our goals. 

Our Goals:

  1. To rescue suffering, abused or unwanted parrots from abusive or neglectful situations.

  2. To act as a placement service for friendly, tame birds whose guardians have had to give up their bird(s) in urgent or emergency situations.

  3. To serve as an educational resource for:

    • Future bird guardians.

    • Current bird guardians.

  4. To serve as a permanent sanctuary for birds not suitable for adoption.

  5. To act as a rehabilitation centre for suffering and abused parrots.


“We cannot do great things on this earth… We can only do small things with great love.” -- Mother Teresa

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