Thursday, September 30, 2010
If you'd like to meet them, please stop by the Center.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Nanday Conures have a loud call, so we cannot adopt one to someone who lives in an apartment. If you'd like to meet Murphy, please stop by!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
That's Rocky up top and Tammy down below:These two are each in their mid-to-late 20s. Late in life, they found friendship. They will most likely stay with us for the rest of their lives, unless a suitable hospice home is found for them.
They've both made improvements since they've been placed together -- they think it was worth the wait for love!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Peanut is a great bird, though like many conures, can be quite loud!
We're once again looking for a home; hopefully this time it will be a permanent one. Peanut is very resilient and has adapted amazingly well to her disability. She does not require any special accommodation!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The majority of people who come to the Center looking to adopt a bird gravitate towards the larger birds, possibly thinking that bigger is better. But those people are missing out on the joy and treasure that is the budgie!
If you've been thinking about adding a tame budgie to your house, there may never be a better time! We'd love to find these guys homes as they require frequent human interaction to stay tame. We do the best we can here, but our attention can't match what they'd get in a good home.
As always, stop by if you'd like to meet these budgies!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Lola was confiscated by animal control and transferred to us. As such, we do not know much about her history; not even how old she is.
During the time she's been with us, most of our volunteers have fallen in love with her. She loves attention, and draws you in with the sweetest "Hello" you've ever heard.
It is hard for us to place cockatoos in general. They do not make good pets as they have complex needs that are difficult to meet in a captive environment. It's even harder for us to place cockatoos with severe plucking issues, as many people have a hard time looking past the bird's exterior.
If anyone is considering adding a cockatoo to their home, please thoroughly read mytoos.
We know someday the perfect home will arrive for Lola, and she'll have a family that sees through to the wonderful bird inside. Until that time comes, she has a place at the Center.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Last week, Tango got a new, larger cage. We also moved him over a few feet. Tango was not happy with this relocation! He was so agitated that we moved him back to his corner:
The reason Tango likes it so much here? It turns out he's quite the nosy fellow! He loves to be able to see in the back room. He watches the volunteers do laundry, chop up vegetables for the parrots, and perform other tasks.Tango has been with us, looking for a home, for over a year. He is very delightful, but also very demanding. He thinks he should be the center of attention, and will scream if he thinks he's being overlooked.
He also has a scissor beak. In the year that he's been with us, his beak has made significant progress, and we have hope that at some point in the future, he will no longer require beak trims. At the moment, however, he requires to have his beak trimmed approximately every six weeks -- this is something we can do at the Center or your vet can do it.
Tango is very loyal. He has a great sense of humor and is fun to be around. He is also very intense.
He's been looking for over a year for a home; if you think you might be able to provide one for him, stop by and meet him. Like most severe macaws, Tango has definite ideas of who he likes and who he doesn't (and there isn't much reason for his choices), so this is a case where he will need to pick his person!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Today's featured hard to adopt pet: Olive
We first introduced you to Olive earlier this year. Olive is now off of medical hold and searching for her forever home!
It does not appear as though Olive will have any long-term effects from her former mutilation; however, it's important that Olive's new home provide her with the best living situation, including annual vet checks, to make sure she stays in optimal health.
She can be a bit nippy, but once she has the stability of a permanent family, she will settle down quickly. We'd love for Olive to finally be able to live the life she deserves. If you have room for her, please stop by to meet her!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
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Friday, September 17, 2010
They do enjoy each other's company, though they are not bonded. They love to greet and wave at each other!
Based on experiences with Bo and Durante, we believe that they would do well in multi-macaw homes where they can form a flock with others of their own kind. They do need to live in a flock of same-sex macaws (Bo's a male; Durante's a female), so if you already have macaws, we will need to see proof of their gender (we can help you with sexing if you don't know.) This will help to reduce aggression and eliminate the possibility of accidental babies as there are way too many macaws in captivity currently and there are no safe spay/neuter procedures for parrots.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
What a pleasure it has been having her with us; hopefully she will soon be in a loving family!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We introduced you to Michael a few months ago; he's still up for adoption.
He continues to entertain us and is a volunteer favorite. Here he is on video making some of his amazon noises and saying "Hello!"
Michael is one of the loudest and most vocal birds we have at the Center. He definitely could never live in an apartment!
Michael is still looking for his home. If you like noise and want to meet this gentle soul, stop by!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Here he is, showing off a bit:He is so intelligent and funny! Bo needs a home that will continue to work with him on tricks to help keep his mind active. I think he's a perfect candidate for learning to play basketball or roller skate!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
She's really settling in during the weeks that she's been at the Center. She is very intelligent, and loves to learn and perform tricks.
She will require a home that will help her to develop her intelligence. It can be very boring for these magnificent wild animals to live in captivity, so to try to offset that, Durante would love for her new family to teach her tricks and make her work for her food.
Stop by if you'd like to meet this gorgeous girl!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Stop by if you'd like to add one to your flock!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
What's wrong with his head?
Nothing, he's just playing!Since he has so much energy, and we always need volunteers to keep the Center running smoothly, we decided to put him to work. He tried out a lot of different jobs such as...
Working the cash register:
But he decided that he didn't really want a job; he's looking for a family that will take care of him. In exchange for good food, toys, and tons of interaction, he'll provide you with much joy, including one of the cutest "ta-weet" sounds ever.
Stop by if you'd like to meet Greenbean, but be forewarned that he'll probably steal your heart!
Friday, September 03, 2010
If you've been contemplating adding another bird to your flock, it might be the right time! We have many very tame birds of all sizes currently looking for homes.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
These four lovebirds currently fall into the latter category. They are former breeders, so their life until now has not been the happiest.
However, they are responding well to an improved diet and cage full of toys.Given their history, it's likely that they'll always prefer the company of their mate to that of humans.
We're looking for a retirement home for them that will let them enjoy their lives as part of a family. Please stop by if you'd like to meet them!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
He is tame and friendly, though does tend to prefer women. Cockatoos can be very challenging to keep in captivity, and we recommend that anyone considering bringing a cockatoo into their house first spend some time at mytoos.