Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Meet Skittles

Meet Skittles, a Fischers lovebird.  We don't have much history on him since he was a stray.


He does not know how to step up, but he is not aggressive.  He loves spending time wrapped in a towel, like above.  He also likes being in shirt pockets.

We believe that with some patience and training, he will learn to step up and be a great family pet.  If you're interested in meeting him, please stop by.  We currently have quite a few lovebirds up for adoption!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Molly Update

It's been over a year since our last update on Molly!

He's doing really well at CARE, but we'd love to place him in a home.  We are just a temporary stop for these birds, who need to find placement in a family.

Here's a video of Molly waving.
video
He has much love to give and if you've been thinking of adding a cockatoo to your life, please stop by and meet him.  It might just be a perfect match!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Alumni story: Mali

We like to post updates from parrots who have been placed through CARE.  One benefit of this is to show people that older, rehomed parrots can make great companions.

That's the case for Mali, a senegal parrot (named Penelope when she was at CARE.)  Unfortunately, we never featured her on the blog, so I can't link to that post, but we just received a wonderful update on her progress that we wanted to share!

From her new owner:

Mali is doing great! When we brought her home, we gave her a short tour of  the 1st floor of the house, and then we put her in her cage. She walked right in, checked it out side to side and top to bottom.

Within 2 days, she was saying Grami (probably because the kids say it so often). By the end of the week, she added a garbled version of Mali, and every time we ask her to "step up" out of the cage, she says "aww." She says Hi, Adri, K'mere (come here) every day. One day she said "I love you", clear as a bell! It was so perfect, I was shocked, because it sounded more like a 4 year old child than her normal Senegal voice, but I can't seem to get her to say it again.

We had 18 people here for Thanksgiving, and she was very sweet to anyone that wanted to hold or talk to her. I've had some sort of sinus thing for almost 3 weeks, so of course, she is copy-coughing. She gets really excited with her morning routine of cage cleaning, water & food.

I'm learning what she doesn't like so much, and also her favorites. Every day, the first thing she grabs from her bowl, is the Nutriberry. At dinner, she is a chatter box. Her cage is by my chair, and I share a bite of everything with her. 

I can't thank you enough for allowing us to adopt her! She is the perfect addition to our family, we all love her and I can't imagine life without her.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Sammy

Meet Sammy, a quaker parakeet, one of the many quakers who is currently living at CARE but looking for a permanent home.

We don't know much about Sammy, as he was dropped off at a humane society and then transfered to us.  The paperwork we received said he's about 5 years old.

Like many quakers, he can be a bit cage aggressive, but he loves being out of his cage and will happily step up on a hand covered by a towel.  Once out, he loves spending time with his favorite people!
He steps up nicely once he's out of his cage and will make a great companion!  We have heard him meow, so he must have lived with cats in his past.  However, there remains many of the joys of his personality to be discovered by his new owners.
If you've been thinking of adding a quaker to your home, we have many great birds available for adoption right now, including Sammy.