Make A Difference

Tiny Parrot Parrot Vintage Boutique wouldn’t exist without them! Tiny and otherwise, parrots are our biggest inspiration and joy. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Friends Of VetMed, the charity fund of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. They fund various research projects and initiatives to improve animal well-being, including the project Parrots Happy In Their Feathers.

Some of our feathered friends are unfortunately plagued by boredom and nervousness. Which can lead to stress-induced, repetitive behaviors known as ‘stereotypies’, such as feather plucking. A problem that is especially common among African grey parrots and cockatoos. This is why the vets and researchers in charge of the project Parrots Happy In Their Feathers seek to develop new methods for offering highly individualized enrichment to companion parrots.

Yvonne van Zeeland, who spearheads the project, has been our avian vet (or dinosaur doctor) ever since we got our first tiny parrot in 2017. And there is no greater endorsement than our parrotlet preening her hair during our last visit.

What We Do

€500,00 takes care of housing and feeding one of the parrots who partake in this study for an entire year. So, we make a monthly donation to the project in hopes of raising this sum of money in a year’s time.

How You Can Help

You can help us reach our goal by donating during checkout, on our Friends Of VetMed Campaign page or by using the donation widget on this page.

Thank you so much for your help. Your contributions will do so much for improving the lives of our parrot friends.