Cemal has been keeping and breeding captive bred parrots for many years. Oscar, our resident Green Winged Macaw was hatched in Hertfordshire in 2009. We have had Oscar since she was 3 months old and thought she was male for almost 12 years until she laid her first egg in 2021! Oscar is very mischievous and is often seen clambering around the shop in her own time. She has a fetish for shoes, laces and sparkly objects. Oscar is fully flighted and has escaped a couple of times but generally is happy in the shop chatting and interacting with people and other animals.
Lucky is a female Senegal Parrot and was hatched in London in 2016. Lucky is a very sweet energetic little Parrot and not best friends with her giant cousin Oscar. Lucky often attends our fund raising workshops for the World Parrot Trust where she entertains herself by running around on the tables or sits snug in Cemal's pocket.
World Parrot Trust
We proudly support the World Parrot Trust and its efforts to save parrots around the world. Many parrot species have become endangered because of threats to their populations. Given that nearly one in three parrot species is now threatened in the wild, and many thousands of individual birds are poorly cared for in captivity, there is a lot of work to do.
Our funding assists in WPT’s hands-on approach to their work, saving wild parrots, ending the wildlife trade, protecting and restoring habitat, reaching local communities, and enhancing overall welfare by advocating for optimal parrot care. Their work is science-based and supports dozens of individual programs and partners, all working to help save parrots.
The aroma of our new ‘Rainforest’ scented candle, with notes of coconut, vanilla and ylang ylang, evokes the lush rainforest as it meets the tropical coastline where parrots and macaws go to feed on beach almonds and other fruits. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this candle will go directly to the World Parrot Trust. The World Parrot Trust is a registered charity that funds conservation work around the world and in its 30+ years, it has helped the survival of 80 parrot species in 45 countries.
We have also set up a JustGiving page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Cemal-Cemal) to which any appreciated donations will also go directly to the World Parrot Trust.
We thank everyone that has donated to this cause and as an ongoing concern we are very grateful for your interest and continued support. We really have made a difference in the lives of so many parrots.
Check out this great video from the Ara Project in Costa Rica