Jesse Eisenberg knows a thing or two about exotic birds, having voiced a macaw in the smash hit, Rio.
In the animated film, Rio and his friends have to deal with illegal trafficking of exotic birds and the destruction of wildlife and the habitation.
Jesse wants to urge potential owners to be cautious when deciding to buy a exotic bird.
The actor says the following:
If an animal’s natural home is in the wild, then chances are, that’s where it belongs. Unfortunately, the demand for these intelligent, complex creatures – whether captive-bred or wild caught – is decimating the wild parrot species.
Watch (above) as Jesse preaches the importance of letting wild birds be wild.