We are parrot lovers and as you probably know, PARROTS ARE ADDICTIVE!
Decades ago, I started with a budgie, then bought a cockatiel, next came lovebirds and fell in love with these amazing parrots. I was one of the first to offer hand-fed lovebird babies and they all made amazing pets. One client wrote me, 20+ years after buying his bird, to tell me Petie was still going strong and was a beloved member of the family. I also bred Celestial parrotlets, Goffin's cockatoos, Red-lored and Yellow-fronted Amazons.
I also traveled to the Solomon Islands to help research various species of lories. After a particularly rigorous and exhausting jungle stay, I visited Bali for a much-needed holiday. I learned about batik and saw some really interesting examples of modern batiking.
I created an online-business, Beyond Batik, offering parrot-themed mix 'n match batik clothing and home decor products. Unfortunately, after a few years, I had to close the business due to two reasons: 1) Online shopping was not yet popular, and, 2) we decided to move to Costa Rica. After several years, I missed both my parrots and the creative opportunities the business had offered me. We decided it was time to restart the business. So, we're SO pleased to again offer you our hand-painted batik products. We like to think they are as unique and eye-catching as your parrots!
Something else to consider - our exclusive products not only provide employment for numerous artisans and their families but also enables them to pass on their cultural, artistic heritage to the next generation.
Finding quality parrot-themed clothing and gifts can be time-consuming and frustrating. So, besides developing our own unique lines, we've gathered some of the most interesting products we've found and are offering them for sale. Some products are stored in Canada and others are shipped from Asia.
If you're looking for boutique quality, unique gifts, our custom designed clothing and gifts are your perfect choice!
HELP US HELP PARROTS!
Not all parrots have loving, forever homes and the plight of wild parrots is heart-rending. With much love and respect for these intelligent, gorgeous creatures, and with your help, we donate 4% of gross sales of our custom-made products, to approved parrot charities.
THE PARROT ADDICT TEAM
My name is Desiree. I source our products, ensure our products are first quality and manage the website. I'm here to answer any of your questions. My husband, Tim, is the Owner and my daughter-in-law, Kris, is in charge of Inventory and Shipping.
I am privileged to be working with some amazing artists and artisans. Without them, Parrot Addict wouldn't be possible.
On the left is my knowledgeable and patient taxi driver, Ketuk, and on the right is my extremely talented batik-maker, Nyoman.