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Small parrots, like cockatiels, have a life expectancy of 20 years and few surpass it.
Larger parrots, like cockatoos and macaws, may live to be 80 years and older.
It’s their unique personality, beautiful plumage, their ability to speak as humans and their intelligence that makes parrots irresistible to individuals who purchase these birds on impulse.
Parrots are highly intelligent; they are also very emotional and sociable and can become unmanageable and intolerable to new owners as well as in a lifetime change for long time owners.
Virtually thousands of undesired parrots are placed in rescues once the new owner learns that a parrot isn\'t suitable with their lifestyle.
Thousands of birds become unadoptable each year and in need of a sanctuary for their lifetime care.
Parrots need proper bird maintenance on a daily basis. Many birds are relinquished due to the lack of it.
We encourage you to not to obtain a parrot on instinct but to research in depth your future obligation of parrot ownership and care..
Learn and volunteer at a bird sanctuary that have no vested interest in adopting birds and to familiarize with all phases of parrot behavior and essential husbandry along with; training in handling a bird. Thus, providing proper care and fulfilling the birds’ necessary needs.
For dedicated parrots’ owners, these parrots are like a debt you never get to pay off.
Be prepared to financially afford the cost before or while the bird lives with you.
The cost per year to maintain your bird in our sanctuary is $1,000 per year for small birds, $1,500 per year for medium birds and $2,000 per year for large and birds.
We require a two year payment upon intake with scheduled or pre-payment for the additional years of the bird’s life.
Unfortunately, due to the many birds who we intake from animal welfare groups such as NJSPCA, ST Hubert Animal Control and other organizations, foreclosures and natural disaster situations we would not be able to provide care without the kindness of your endowments, banquets and all other forms of financial provisions.
We welcome therefore, your financial support, to maintain the cost of the many parrots who have been admitted to our sanctuary without provision.
Please, consider making a donation to help support our work and the many parrots in our care who have been left to chance without provision.