In the wild, some bird species, such as parrots, instinctively flock to rock outcrops or clay licks, where they go to detoxify their digestive systems after consuming toxic food or to add missing nutrients to their diet. This process is called geophagia, which is the consumption of soil or clay for dietary benefit.
Belize Bird Rescue, a not-for-profit organization operating on a private reserve nestled at the very heart of Belize in Central America. The rescue centre, the only one of its kind in Belize, takes in native birds that have been rescued from Belizean homes or confiscated from poachers. They also receive parrots from locals who seek medical help.