Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
If you've been thinking about adding a budgie to your house, there's never been a better time! We can help find one whose personality will fit with yours.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
If you're interested in meeting Calvin, please stop by. We're working on improving his diet and getting him some exercise. He needs a chance to show how wonderful he really is!
Friday, November 19, 2010
We, of course, immediately took her to see our vet. The top part of her leg was healing well, but the bottom part wasn't, partly due to the way her leg had been bandaged. We rebandaged her leg with a different type of cast, and our vet feels confident that she will make a full recovery! She goes in for another check-up next week.
Pickle is currently on medical hold, so not yet up for adoption. However, she is one of the sweetest, friendliest lovebirds we have ever seen. Once she's up for adoption, she should find a home quickly.
She's currently living in a plexiglass enclosure, in order to provide her with flat surfaces which will help with her healing. Once she's healed, she will move into a regular cage.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
CARE is very lucky to have an amazing resource in Dr. Bloss. She is very competent and efficient when dealing with the many well-bird exams she does for us, as well as cutting-edge and inventive when dealing with some of the more challenging medical cases we bring her.
Along for this talk were three case studies: Rocky and Tammy:And Chip:These pictures were taken as they returned to the Center.
Everyone had a great time! The parrots enjoyed getting out and meeting new people, Lori and Dr. Bloss enjoyed talking about some of what they've been able to accomplish with some of our sickest surrendered birds, and hopefully the vet students gained some insight into working with these amazing creatures!
We hope to work more with the vet students in the future!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
She definitely requires a home experienced in dealing with large birds! She frequently decides immediately upon meeting someone if she likes them or not, though we're not saying she's a good judge of character!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Bo, who we introduced you to here, has been adopted and is acclimating to his new life.
Before he left, we got one of his tricks on video. His former flockmate, Durante, knows how to shake hands. We figured this out when she would extend her foot and ask "shake?" Since they knew many of the same tricks, one of our volunteers wanted to see if Bo knew how to shake.
With his characteristic charm and intelligence, he had his own idea of what that meant:
We really miss him, but are very happy he's enjoying the good life!
Friday, November 12, 2010
One enjoyable thing about Michael is how expressive he is. There is no questioning what kind of mood he's in -- he wears his emotions in his feather displays, eye pins, and vocalizations!Michael is extremely loud -- one of the loudest birds we've had at the Center. He loves to be the center of attention and will nip your hand to bring your attention back to him if he's perched on you and your attention wanders.
He brightens every room with his infectious noises.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
And, in even more good news, we also got the pathology results back on Chip, whose latest update is here. Chip also does not have cancer! He will soon be cleared to go to his new home.
What a week of good news we've had!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Sammy was quite nervous and scared when he first came to us and bit several of our volunteers on the first day. As he's calmed down and learned the routine, his sweet personality has come through!
Sammy is a bit cage aggressive, but will step up on a towel to come out of his cage. Once out, he's a delight! He loves perching on people and getting his head scratched.
Edited to add: in the hours since this was posted, Sammy has probably found a home! While his adoption hasn't been finalized, things are looking up for him!
Monday, November 08, 2010
They contacted us, and two of their amazing, caring keepers brought him to the Center.
He's received a clean bill of health from our vet. His feathers are a little ragged, but we believe that once he goes through a molt, that will improve. We suspect that someone who would dump him at a zoo probably wasn't feeding him the best diet.
He is wildcaught, and we suspect that he is around 30 years old, given his condition. He's got at least 20 years of good life ahead of him!
He is very sweet and craves human attention. He'll do anything he can to get you to pet his head! He is still a little leery coming out of his cage, but we suspect that will disappear as he gets used to the routine.
If you'd like to meet Sawyer, please stop by. After the turmoil he's been through, we want to find him a stable, permanent, forever home.
Friday, November 05, 2010
She love to step up and spend time with her favorite volunteers. She also loves to dance and "sing" (noises, not words!) to music. She is one of the most amazing wood chewers we have ever seen, chipping up incredible amounts of wood on a daily basis.Since coming to CARE, Silkie's improved conditions have had the result of her producing three eggs over a 15 day period, so we're taking her in to the vet for a health check-up. Our thinking right now is that she might do better in a home with no male birds.
Perhaps the reason we hadn't written about her before is that it's incredibly difficult to get a picture of her. Why? Because she's a natural ham! As soon as the camera is pointed at her, she starts dancing and showing off!
Like most greys, Silkie is incredibly intelligent. She needs a caretaker that will find new ways of challenging her. This might include foraging, teaching her tricks, a steady rotation of new and exciting toys, exercise, etc.
She will not be able to go home until after we get the results back from her latest vet visit, but if you'd like to meet her, please stop by!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
These babies are all very sweet, as most babies are. They will grow up and develop adult personalities, so it's important for their new families to develop a loving relationship now so they can overcome any issues that arise later.
Please stop by if you'd like to meet them!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
We'd love for you to stop by and meet her if you're looking for a new companion. She is such a treasure!
Monday, November 01, 2010
She unfortunately got egg-bound after successfully passing several other eggs. We recognized the signs of this and rushed her to our vet, who was able to remove the egg. Rocky quickly rebounded back to health. We are closely watching her condition, but she appears to be doing extremely well!
It is very fun to watch these two girls play and be happy together. They're enjoying their conure companionship and playing with toys as if their lives depended on it.