Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tammy Update

Tammy is a Nanday Conure that we've written about frequently on the blog. Here's a link to her introductory post. As we wrote at the time, she was in such bad shape that we weren't sure she'd make it through the night, but she's a fighter and wound up thriving.

About a year ago, we adopted her out to what we thought was a great home, only to find out a few months later that they were trying to sell her on the internet! Once we got her back safely, we really thought she'd be a resident of CARE. She's been through so much in her life, and we needed to make sure that she would be kept safe.

But then the perfect home for Tammy showed up, looking to adopt a bird with special needs. They looked at a few other birds, but were drawn to Tammy. How lucky for Tammy to finally have a loving home where she can get more attention than we can provide at the Center!

Here's a picture of her preening herself:

Getting a kiss:

And settling in for a nap with her new owner:
Tammy had a long, circuitous route to find happiness, but she finally got there! These are the kinds of success stories we love to hear about!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Meet J-Lo

Meet J-Lo, a female mealy amazon. We don't know anything about J-Lo's history as she was abandoned in an apartment when her former owners moved out! Luckily she was discovered before suffering any serious health problems and then made her way to us.

She looks relatively young and is an incredibly gorgeous bird. She is healthy and quite tame. She is also extremely loud, so is not suitable for shared-wall housing.

As always, please stop by if you'd like to meet her. Let's show her that not all humans will abandon her!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Audrey

Audrey and her mate are a former breeding pair of Maximilian pionus parrots who were surrendered to another rescue. That rescue transferred Audrey to us and kept the male, hoping that, separated, they have a better chance at happiness.
As might be suspected, Audrey is not tame. However, parrots are extremely resilient, and in the right, patient, home, we know that she will bloom and can find happiness.If you've got a lot of patience and understanding, and want to be part of a huge transformation, Audrey may be the bird for you. Before she goes to her new home, we need to talk carefully with the prospective owners so they know what to expect. While the rewards are great, it can also be challenging.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Meet Pepper

Meet Pepper, an approximately 16 year old red lory. We're still waiting for Pepper's DNA certificate, so we're not sure if Pepper is male or female.
Pepper was surrendered because his owner is dying of cancer. Although he was very loved, his owner did not feed him a proper diet -- he was fed fruit loops as a staple, along with the occasional grape. It is likely that this improper care will result in a shortened lifespan for Pepper.

Given that, we want to make sure that the time he has left with us is as happy as possible! We haven't had him long, but so far he is a very sweet bird. Once he is cleared medically, he will be looking for a forever home.We'd love for Pepper's new owner to have lory experience, but an educated person willing to learn could also provide a great home.

If you think this could be you, please stop by to meet him!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Skye Update

We introduced you to Skye, here.

Skye turned out to be very lucky, as she was adopted into a wonderful home!

Here she is, meeting her new flock-mate, Edison:
And eating some of her favorite food:

Skye is quickly settling in to her new life where she will be a much-loved member of the family. Though her early life wasn't the best, that's all changed now.

Thanks to her new family for giving her a fantastic home!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Come and see us at State Fair!

As in years past, we will be at State Fair, though at a reduced presence.

We will be there from 11 am - 7 pm Monday, August 8 - Wednesday, August 10, as well as a portion of that time on Thursday, August 11.

Please stop by and see us!