Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Nico is an approximately 21 year old African Grey parrot. She was owned by one woman all of her life; when that woman quickly became ill and unable to continue living on her own, Nico came to us. She is one of the sweetest parrots we have ever met -- stepping up happily for everyone and wanting to be part of the action.Nico did not have a great diet -- way too much junk food. The list of favorite foods provided to us read like a list of what not to feed a parrot -- tons of sugar- and fat-laden foods with little nutritional content. When a volunteer went to pick her up, there was a bowl of powdered donuts in the bottom of her cage!

Consequently, Nico's calcium was a little low, but otherwise she was in good health.

Last weekend, a family came to the Center, and Nico immediately fell in love with them. They had been pre-approved to adopt, so even though Nico wasn't the bird they thought they wanted when they arrived, she's the one who went home with them!

We've received an update from her new home, and Nico is doing extremely well. Another happy success story!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Meet Josh

Meet Josh, an approximately 6 year old quaker parakeet. Josh was surrendered to a local humane society and then transfered to us, so we don't have a lot of history on him.

Josh is very tame and friendly, but he does have a health issue. His hips are fine, but he has almost no range of motion in his knees and hocks, which means he can't grip very well and is usually hunched over. He has severe arthritis -- those joints are almost fused together.
It's unlikely that Josh will ever regain range of motion in these joints, but we can make him more comfortable. This includes making sure he has rope perches and platforms in his cage, as well as medication (glucosamine/chondroitin and pain meds) for the rest of his life, which runs around $40/month.
Josh does have a very sweet personality, and is looking for a home equipped to deal with a special needs parrot. As always, stop by if you'd like to meet him!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Meet Snickers

Meet Snickers, an approximately 13 year old timneh African grey. Snickers was surrendered to us because her owner is dying and could no longer care for her.It can take a few minutes to coax her out of her cage, but she loves interacting with people through her cage, and also once she is out. As she's spent more time with us, we've seen more of her personality, and she is a joy to have around!
Snickers loves to dance when good music is on. If you'd like to meet her, please stop by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meet Puzzle

Meet Puzzle, an approximately 7 year old Weber's Lorikeet. He was surrendered because his family was moving and didn't want to take him with them. This may have worked in Puzzle's favor as he was not allowed out of his cage in his prevuious home, but he loves to be out!In fact, as I was taking this picture of him, he put his foot up because he wanted to step up instead of model!

Lories have special dietary needs and liquid poop, so they're definitely not the right bird for everyone.

Puzzle has been delighting us all with his antics -- he loves to play and is very energetic!

Stop by if you'd like to meet him.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Holly Update

Holly is off of medical hold and looking for her forever home! Due to her dislocated hip, she will always perch differently than a normal severe macaw, as seen here:
You also have to be a bit more careful when walking around with her so she doesn't fall, but that's about the only adaptation she needs! She readily steps up out of her cage and loves attention. She follows her favorite people around the room while in her cage by climbing to the corner closest to them. She begs to come out and is very personable!

Stop by if you'd like to meet her!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Peanut Update

It's been 8 months since our last update, but Peanut is still at the Center, looking for a home.We keep a bird at the Center until he/she is adopted, but we'd prefer to get them in homes sooner rather than later.

Stop by if you'd like to meet her! Hopefully her lucky day will come soon.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meet Chico

Meet Chico, a green-cheek conure. He's still quite young, and was surrendered to us when his elderly owner died. No one in his former owner's family wanted to keep him, so he made his way to us.
Chico is very sweet, though can be a bit nippy at times. He seems to have a thing for biting ears, so it's probably best to leave him off of shoulders!
Please stip by if you'd like to meet him!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Meet Killian

Meet Killian, an approximately 2 year old sun conure. He was owned by a family for about a year, but then they surrendered him due to noise. Sun conures are in the aratinga family, which are known for their noisiness.Killian is incredibly sweet and tame and will just get better in a consistent, loving home. If you live in a house and are looking to add some fun and color to your life, Killian may be the bird for you!
As always, stop by if you'd like to meet him. We currently have many very nice medium-sized birds up for adoption.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mork Update

Mork is still at the Center, searching for a retirement home. He just craves attention!He loves getting his head scratched, and he frequently won't step up out of his cage until he gets the obligatory head scratches as payment:
Though he's already elderly for a Patagonian conure, we're hopeful he will find a home in which to live out the rest of his life with as many scratches as possible!