Cemal has been keeping and breeding captive bred parrots for many years. Oscar, our resident Green Winged Macaw was hatched in Hertfordshire in 2009. Oscar is very mischievous and is often seen clambering around the shop in his own time and has a fetish for shoes, laces and sparkly objects. He is fully flighted and has escaped a couple of times but generally is happy in the shop interacting with people and other animals.
We support the World Parrot Trust and specifically fund the Ara project in Costa Rica. The principle aim of this project is Macaw conservation. The two species of endemic Macaw, the Scarlet and Great Green are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. The project breeds and releases the Macaws back into the wild and they take part in education programs in schools to encourage conservation.