do not foul someone's nest
June 2018 by V. R. Duin

IT IS ILLEGAL TO
FOUL SOMEONE'S NEST
IN THIS WAY.

Poor old Molly froze in place
With a shocked expression on her face.
Her sparkling pool was now a wreck,
With boat parts strewn across the deck!

So as to not “foul someone's nest”, Dolly the Parrot joins with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs to raise awareness about bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds.

Dolly's journey began with bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds, which can foul any bird's nest. However, Dolly's story carries with it much factual information and much fanciful fun for bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs. Dolly stays positive to help her friends escape the negative newscasters and rant deliverers across news media and social media platforms. Birds sing even when they are in a cage. Maya Angelou wrote a poem, which is shared on PoemHunter.com I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Among other meanings, this poem describes the importance of maintaining hope even while trapped.


There is a deluge of news swamping press email about unpleasant events. Bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds can “foul someone's nest”, but Dolly knows her friends will work hard to keep this illegal and damaging activity from happening in the future. Dolly the Parrot works to expand awareness and positivity. Of bird owners, bird lovers and bird breeders who keep their birds in cages, Dolly asks that the caging be done for reasonable periods, with recreational breaks. Birds do not thrive in cages. Slamming cage doors closed behind a bird is not polite. Birds should be treated with great respect and courtesy.


Dolly intends to stand out from the negative crowd that does bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds. Rather than “foul someone's nest”, Dolly the Parrot prefers to promote only those actions that are positive and good fun for people and for the birds they love. Throughout history, birds have made great sacrifices, due to their artistry and talent. Birds also have made, and continue to make contributions to science. Birds inspired humans to take to the skies. The Toucan Beak Design Absorbs High-Energy Impacts, and has other properties that may be useful for the safety design of vehicles.


Dolly plans to connect with bird lovers, bird owners, bird breeders and bird clubs. Her missions, co-stars, systems, connections and narratives are intended to create awareness. Bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds foul someone's nest. Parrots suffer death, destruction, disaster and disappearance, often at the hands of people. People also are the best hope for saving each of the world's most vulnerable beings, be these human or animal. Dolly wants people to appreciate wild and tame birds. Most pet birds were raised in captivity. Capturing birds in the wild is inhumane and in many instances it may be illegal.


Dolly is grateful that her unwitting departure from her natural habitat due to bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds came to a good end. Dolly celebrates the very good company she had during her stay among people. Dolly will not use her experience to “foul someone's nest”. To the contrary, Dolly wants everyone to know that some birds can even be house trained. Birds can control their bowel movements, to some extent. They may be taught to release droppings on command.


To thwart the spread of bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds, Dolly intends to share the benefits of domestically bred, tame bird status. Bird breeders do not “foul someone's nest”. Dolly is proud of the language skills and behavioral quirks she acquired from her friends. While she was among positive bird lovers and bird owners, Dolly the Parrot did not consider herself to be in captivity. Learning to speak like her caring trainers was fun for Dolly. Her privacy also was respected. Birds require a lot of sleep.


Although Dolly the Parrot's journey started with Illegal Bird Poaching and Bird Trade, it resulted in information that bird breeders, bird lovers and bird clubs will want to share. At the end of all three stories, which work together to form one larger one, Dolly the Parrot returns to her roots. Rather than “foul someone's nest”, Dolly the Parrot plans to continue fostering past links with human friends and organizations, and she hopes to expand her connections in the future.


Talking birds, and those who love them, offer special insights into the thorny problems of bird poaching and illegal trade in wild birds. Dolly the Parrot's reading videos, pending children's stories and the articles on this website are intended to create fun and informed interaction between good children and adults. Dolly's friends won't “foul someone's nest”. Dolly is opposed to unnecessary clutter of words, lifestyles and spaces. Birds live simply and naturally, giving rise to the expression “free as a bird”. John Lennon composed and recorded a song about this, to which the rest of the Beatles contributed, too.

Illegal Trade in Wild Birds

  • bird poaching Dolly says:

    To stop bird poaching and the illegal trade in wild birds, Dolly asks that purchasers of an exotic bird confirm the prospective pet was not imported.

  • Illegal Trade in Wild Birds Dolly says:

    A bird raised in captivity that is hand fed by the bird breeder makes a happier and healthier pet, than one caught by the illegal trade in wild birds.

    • Foul Someone's NestDolly says:

      Bird clubs and bird breeders can be an excellent source of information for new bird owners who do not want to “foul someone's nest”.