Madeleine Franco, founder of Premium Pine Cones, Ltd. and designer of the Natty Newfeather'sTM product line, is a professional, award-winning business writer and a work-from-home "bird mom" to a mixed--non-breeding but highly interactive and platonic--pet flock.
500 square-foot aviary of approximately 30 pet birds is a place where a Derbyan parakeet is housed with an Amazon parrot of the same sex, a conure preens a cockatoo nearly twice his
size, a hawk-headed parrot visits with a red-tailed black cockatoo, and the buddy system is alive and remarkably well.
Ever since the age of four, when her
mother used to tell her
that the way to catch a robin was to pour salt on its tail, Madeleine
has had an interest in and respect for birds.
first pet bird, many years ago, was a rather handsome English budgie named P.T. From 1985 to 1989, as the mother of two young boys, she
held a U.S. Fish and Wildlife permit for the rehabilitation of migratory waterfowl.
Following a trip to Australia, she
became hooked on hookbills.
Madeleine is the founding president of the Southern Nevada Parrot Education, Rescue & Rehoming Society ( www.snperrs.org).
interest in providing products specifically designed for pluckers and birds that just wanna have fun is the outgrowth of her
many years of rehabilitation and rehoming of pet parrots.
has been an American Federation of Aviculture featured speaker and makes presentations available to bird clubs, rehoming groups and other organizations.
Additionally, a number of her
pet parrots, known as The Parrot TroupersTM, visit schools, hospitals and community groups as avian good-will and educational ambassadors.
Speaker and guest appearance fees are donated to SNPERRS
To schedule a presentation or a landing of The Parrot TroupersTM, contact Madeleine