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What Belize species can live up to 90 years in the wild but usually dies within 5 years in captivity?
The Wild Parrots of Belize.
The wild parrots of Belize can look forward to a long life in the wild – anywhere from 40-90 years. Flying high and flying free, dive-bombing for fruit, bugs and buds in Belize's rainforest canopy. Don't rob them of their natural flight to freedom. Don't deny them their natural right to a life in the trees and the sky. Their lifespan is drastically reduced when caged as “pets”; captive parrots usually expire within 5 years of being held captive. Imprisoning parrots (or any bird) in a cage is abusive.
Imagine plucking one of Belize's Scarlet Macaws from the sky and stuffing it into a cage a yard wide and high! Help preserve Belize's wild parrot population. What can you do? Don't support the trade or purchase of birds.
You can also join Belize Bird Rescue's “Born to be Wild” campaign. Support Belize's birds . Don't support the very lucrative (and cruel) exotic birds' trade. Belize's birds were born free and deserve to fly free. Let's give their wings a hand – to fly high and free forever.
Find out more about one of the most notable Belize bird rescue organizations and how they have saved many a fine-feathered friend from the jaws of death! Experience amazing, true-life stories about Belize's parrots, parakeets, pygmy owls, toucans, bat falcons, clay robins and doves!
Make some noise. Beak off. It's time to squawk about the cruelty of the bird trade.
Help us help Belize's birds. On your next trip to Belize, don't miss out on visiting this sanctuary for abused, unwanted and neglected birds. It's an uplifting adventure and a great way to educate yourself – and your family – about Belize's birds. There are many amazing tales (and tails!) to behold at Belize Bird Rescue. Your spirits will soar as high as the wild parrots of Belize fly. Fly, Parrot, fly!
“A forest bird never wants a cage.” — Henrik Ibsen, 1828–1906