WHY A SANCTUARY MATTERS TO A BIRD

Adoption inquiries are one of the most common questions we receive at Under My Wing. We do not adopt out our birds because we are a sanctuary, not a rescue. Bird sanctuaries are frequently confused with bird rescues, which are established and operate differently, though usually well intentioned are unfortunately problematic.

Birds are often rehomed several times because many people, though they may have the best of intentions, are simply not equipped to care for these intelligent birds with myriad needs.

Most birds who are rehomed have never seen a Veterinary or have been disease tested, thus, at risk of minor to life-threatening diseases.

Naturally inclined to live in groups, parrots grow depressed without nearly constant companionship and stimulation. With their advanced ability to vocalize, parrots signal to each other and communicate both in the wild and in a sanctuary environment. However most people prefer them as pets, perpetuating the “need” for rescues.

Unfortunately, in many cases the misguided public to the true mission of rescues led to believe that a parrot rescue operates similar to a parrot sanctuary. Many people rely on rescues to place or adopt a bird.

Unfortunately, unwanted birds, depressed, aggressive birds, many who suffer from separation anxiety mostly due to rehomed solutions multiple times found in parrot rescues where they are shuffled again.

A parrot sanctuary is truly the best home for birds who cannot be in their natural habitat. 

Parrot Sanctuaries are not a temporarily place for birds

They are a permanent solution with no foster care system

  • Because sanctuary parrots are not adoptable from a sanctuary.
  • Sanctuaries provide a safe heaven where parrots are not invaded by visitors disrupting their daily activities and routine.

Furthermore, a parrot sanctuary ensure birds protect birds from exploitative activities such as:

  • Birds are used to generate income.
  • Birds are never bought, sold, trade, borrow, loan out, or bred
  • The sale of their feathers for purposes like jewelry.
  • Force interaction with scared or unwilling birds or people for the sake of entertainment.

In a sanctuary, birds are cared for in such a way that they live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

In a parrot sanctuary, the special needs and individual food and habitat preferences of each bird is accommodated and adjusted for senior birds at is should be for better health.  

Birds in a parrot sanctuary feed is high-quality foods that is essential for maintaining good health, including a pelleted diet, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy treats and tons of nuts. Not sunflower seeds and peanuts, which are not healthy for birds.

Bottom Line

Our parrot sanctuary operates on behalf of the parrot’s lifetime care focusing on for the best interest of the bird and provides a permanent residence that ensures birds are never subjected to harm or exploitation.