As the USDA has begun to enforce the new bird-related portions of the Animal Welfare Act, parrot rescues, sanctuaries, breeders, and even owners may be expecting a visit from USDA inspectors. Unfortunately, this has also given bad actors a new way to take advantage of people in the parrot community. Fraudulent “inspectors” and even fake “veterinarians” have gained access to rescue and breeding facilities under false pretenses.

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