Monday, March 31, 2008

Buddy, B&G macaw

Buddy is a blue and gold macaw that was recently surrendered to CARE. He's still settling in at the Center and we are starting to see his true personality -- which is fantastic, so far!

As you can see from the picture, Buddy is slightly plucked. He also is missing part of his beak due to a fungal infection that he survived a couple of years ago. He is no longer sick, and his beak has started to grow back, although we don't know whether his beak will ever get to a point considered "normal."

Buddy was surrendered for noise reasons. Parrots are wild animals and in the wild, Buddy would have had to use his voice to communicate with macaws acres away. As far as we can tell, his vocalizations were normal macaw sounds, and nothing excessive.

We are looking for an understanding and patient home for Buddy. He may need additional vet care due to his beak (for example, trimmings).

If you'd like to adopt this guy, stop by to meet him and fill out our Bird Wanted Questionnaire!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cockatiels, cont.

Here are some of the cockatiels from the Domes. We still have plenty looking for good homes, so now would be a great time to add one (or a same-sex pair) to your house!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Tomorrow, March 13, CARE will be receiving about 20 cockatiels in from the Domes. As we've mentioned before on the blog, the Domes keeps some small parrots in one of its exhibits. People sneak their birds and reptiles in and release them, thinking they are providing a good life for them.

Unfortunately, this is often not the case, as new animals often don't know where and how to get food. And the Domes is careful to have only one sex of each type of parrot so that there is no breeding. Introduced individuals that figure out how to survive upset this balance, and then breeding happens, bringing more unwanted parrots into this world.

These cockatiels that will be released to us tomorrow look healthy and have been eating a pellet diet. They have not had much human interaction, so they are not tame. However, with some patience (and possible millet treats!) they can make great companions.

We're not sure if you've heard the news, but cockatiels can make great pets! They are very loving, can learn to whistle intricate songs, and perform fun tricks. They love interaction with their favorite humans! Additionally, their voices, although loud at times, are easier on the ears than larger parrots.
If you'd like to adopt one of the Domes cockatiels, please fill out a Bird Wanted Questionnaire. There is an adoption fee of $20. All of our normal adoption policies apply.