Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Burt is a goffin's cockatoo that was surrendered to CARE last year. Although his previous owners loved him, cockatoos do not make good pets for most people as they are wild animals that sometimes have trouble adapting to live in captivity. Realizing they couldn't provide Burt what he needed, they surrendered him to us.

Burt's luck took an amazing turn when he met and fell in love with the woman who eventually adopted him. Luckily for him, the feeling was mutual and she took him home to live out his days as a cherished member of her family.

Burt loves doing a somersaults! You can see that he does a little jump for joy at the end -- he is so proud of himself. This is something that Burt and his owner do to strengthen their bond and to keep his mind active.

It's so great to see these success stories!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pepsi and Sprite are two quakers that were found as strays. We are working on socializing them with humans and getting them on a great diet. During the time they have been with us, they are starting to trust people more and will make great companions for whoever is lucky enough to adopt them!

Quakers are illegal in some states, as they can escape and be considered agricultural pests. Two of our volunteers unexpectedly ran into a feral flock of quakers while on vacation in Barcelona, Spain! A quick Internet search unfortunately shows that Spain is planning on offing these cute guys.

If you are interested in adopting Pepsi, Sprite, or any of the other parrots we have up for adoption, please fill out a Bird Wanted Questionnaire!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Elvira and Elvis are cockatiels that were recently surrendered to CARE. They have not been handled in a long time, so we are working with them to show them that humans can be fun! They are both plucked a little bit, but their feathering has improved during the time they've been with us, and we believe that most of their feathers will grow back. Not that that's important, as some of the birds with the best personalities have feather destruction issues!

On a different topic, you may have seen a video of Snowball, the dancing cockatoo that has taken the Internet by storm! Snowball was surrendered to Birdlovers Only Rescue. CARE volunteers and Birdlovers Only Rescue volunteers have been working together over the past year to share knowledge and to help place birds into appropriate homes. Tonight, Snowball will be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman! Best of luck to Irena and Snowball!