Crackers the Parrot is on a Mission to Help Save the Rainforests

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Crackers the Parrot is on a mission to help save the rainforest. Here is Cracker's story from her perspective.

Crackers the Parrot is on a mission to help save the rainforest. Here is Cracker's story from her perspective.

"Hello, my name is Crackers and I'm a fussy parrot. I know I'm fussy because I always need to have something to chew on, and when I'm sleeping I insist (by making a shrieking sound that drives my owner nuts) that my cage is covered with a white cloth. Sleep is very important to me! It makes me vigorous and alert during my waking hours. When I'm really excited, I raise my bright yellow-orange crest and flap my wings wildly!

My owner's name is Patty, and whenever her friends come to visit, they always ask if I could talk. I give them a loud, "Hello!" before Pat could even answer. I know tons of other human phrases as well, such as "I love you," or "Good morning!" but I only talk when Pat hands me a treat. That's how mischievous I am!

My owner pampers me with a great diet. People think that we only eat seeds, but actually, parrots like me are also huge fans of fruits and vegetables such as grapes, oranges, pears, melons, broccoli, peas, and even carrots. A personal favorite of mine is pizza crust, but she only gives me that as an occasional treat, because it's fatty!

My parents are from the Asian country of Indonesia. They were actually residents of a large tropical rain forest there. Rain forests are home to huge numbers of plants and animals. They are also referred to as the earth's "lungs" because the trees take up a gas called carbon dioxide. They, in turn, give off oxygen which is important for animal life. Sadly, rain forests all over Africa, Asia, and South America are being cut down. Loggers mindlessly cut down hardwood trees to make furniture, while farmers clear the rain forest to plant crops. However, the poor soil washes away and then the farmers clear even more rain forest.

Conservationists are now looking for ways wherein people can use the bounty of the rain forests without destroying them. If not, there will soon be no homes for all the exotic residents of this wonderful habitat.

I'm on a mission to help save the rainforest.

Come join us at and help us make a difference."

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PetBoogaloo was founded by Rita Wilhelm in 2006 to provide an all inclusive space for people to have fun, laugh, and enjoy their pet with other like-minded pet lovers from around the world. The idea is that pets generally bring out the best in people. As like-minded people from around the world share their experiences and feelings about their pet, and as more relationships are formed, the more peaceful our planet becomes. PetBoogaloo may be found online at


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