Monday, April 25, 2011
Dustin was purchased because his owner wanted to breed Hoffman's conures. However, after this individual thought about the overpopulation of parrots that already exists, she decided not to add to the problem and to surrender Dustin so he can live out his life as part of a family.
We are still getting to know Dustin. He is a little flighty, but appears to love being with people. Once he gets used to being around people, he will settle down even more and we suspect he'll make a great addition to someone's family! If you'd like to meet him, please stop by!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Over the past few months, we've gotten to know Charlie, and she is very sweet and adorable. She loves to make kiss sounds; frequently she'll give several in a row -- just because she's happy to see you!Charlie is currently missing some of her head feathers which has created the effect of male pattern baldness. There is no medical reason for this, and we have not seen her rubbing against anything in her cage. We suspect it's due to a cluster molt.
If you'd like to meet Charlie, please stop by. Greys do much better in a home environment than at the Center, so we'd like to get her settled in to her new home soon.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
He's very sweet and steps happily up out of his cage. He does get a bit grumpy when you put your hands in to change his food and water, but a work-around could easily be developed for that -- take him out of his cage before you service it and the problem is solved!
As you can see from these pictures, Tommy loves to explore! He is a very energetic and curious parrot.
He's very dedicated and would love to find someone who will commit to him! Stop by if you'd like to meet Tommy, or any of the other quakers we have up for adoption.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
He also joins in the laughter and wants to be a part of the action.
If he were fully feathered, he'd probably be adopted out this week; unfortunately, plucked birds tend to take longer to find a home. That's a real shame, as Rex is so delightful! If you have room in your home and heart for Rex and can look past his plucked exterior, stop by to meet him. He's a treat!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Given his background and the fact that we don't want him bouncing around from home to home, we've decided that the best option for Perky is to be placed in a sanctuary. Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary is willing to take him into their program. This will give him the opportunity to interact with other birds and live a life closer to one he'd have in the wild. This was not a decision that we made lightly, but we feel it's in his best interest.
Here is a picture of Perky and another cockatoo at the Center (Snowball) preening each other. We suspect he's really going to like living among his own species!
It will cost around $500 for us to get Perky out to his new home. This includes costs related to his health certificate and vet exam, an airline approved carrier, and airline charges.
If you are able to help by making a tax-deductible donation to cover some of these costs, we would really appreciate it. We hope to be able to share Perky's progress with you over the years at the sanctuary.
You can drop a check off at the Center if you'll be visiting anyway, or mail it to us at: 3053 Beechwood Industrial Court, #1, Hubertus, WI 53033. You can also donate to us through paypal.
Thanks for your support!