Monday, June 30, 2008

Budgies surrendered

On Saturday, we had four budgies surrendered to us. They were emaciated; two of them in particular were very thin and probably close to starvation. We gave them millet to eat (along with budgie food) and they devoured their food.

After several hours of eating and drinking, they relaxed on their perches and were even playing with their toys.

We currently have many budgies up for adoption. These guys are so often considered throwaway pets, and don't receive the consideration they deserve. They can be great companions!

If you've been thinking about adding a budgie to your flock, stop by and we can help you find the perfect one.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A dove invasion!

If you've been to the Center lately, you may have noticed that it seems like doves are taking over! We currently have 10 doves up for adoption, including 6 that were found abandoned in a Chicago apartment.

Fiona, pictured below, was one of the abandoned ones. As you can see, the right side of her face was attacked, most likely by another bird. However, she is incredibly sweet and does not suffer any hardships because of her injury.

How could someone abandon these adorable creatures?
Luckily, these guys found their way here, en route to finding their forever home!
If you have room in your house and heart for a dove or two, please stop by.
Doves can make great pets. They are nowhere near as demanding as parrots, and are unable to bite (a big bonus!) The cooing sounds can be very peaceful.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Alumni update: Piper and Bopper

These two birds (can you see them both?) were adopted from CARE several years ago and now reside with one of our dedicated volunteers.
Bopper, the red-lored amazon that is most prominent in this picture, was surrendered in 2004, on the hectic day that we moved to our new location in Hubertus.

She is missing many of her feathers and has a shortened lifespan due to the severe nicotine poisoning she endured in her previous home. However, she has a fantastic personality and keeps her owner laughing with various beeping and ringing sounds.

Piper is the quaker on Bopper's left (he's hard to see!) They became friends after meeting at their new house. All of their interactions are supervised due to their size difference!

On a separate note, CARE is full of adoptable parrots. Click here to see our list on petfinder. In particular, we have many doves, which can make great pets. We'll highlight some of them in an upcoming entry.

If you've been thinking about adding a parrot to your family, now might be the perfect time! We can work with you to find the right companion for your home.