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There are more than 10,000 species of birds on the planet, but only a few of them can happily live as our companions. Certain species, such as cockatiels, budgerigars, finches, doves, and lovebirds, can thrive as pets with proper care. But most other birds, macaws, cockatoos, and so many more, are best left in the wild. They’re too social, intelligent, and complex to have all of their needs met in captivity.

Parrot Confidential

A new PBS documentary, “Parrot Confidential,” asks the public to re-envision parrots, and it questions the paradigm of captivity for these creatures.

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