Parrot Rescue * Education * Adoption
The Lily Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)(3) parrot rescue whose sole purpose is to provide quality care and love for homeless and "special needs" parrots. Why a parrot rescue? Since 1993, when importation of exotic birds was banned in the U.S., domestic breeding has flourished. Animals that once were rare and costly became more obtainable, and far too many birds were purchased as “impulse buys”.
Parrots are not only beautiful and fun, they are highly sensitive and intelligent creatures. Many prospective owners don't realize that parrots are high-maintenance animals, or that their life expectancy can average 50-80 years, depending on the species. The commitment is enormous, and a few years down the road more and more people are forced to give up their companion birds-- some by choice, some not. The reasons for this are myriad: life changes such as illness, death, divorce, new partners, moves, financial problems, or simply the inability to continue providing the necessary care. Under the best of circumstances, it is a heartbreaking decision that can cause a beloved avian companion to face a bleak and terrifying future. Selling them is an option, one we think should be a last resort. Placing them with a qualified, reputable rescue/sanctuary whose only interest is the bird’s welfare is the humane choice. That’s what The Lily Sanctuary is all about
1. Parrots are highly sensitive
2. Parrots require a long-term commitment
3. Adoption is preferred rather than purchase