To educate about proper care, physical & psychological needs. To rescue from harmful situations & rehabilitate unwanted or injured naturalized parrots. Offer to qualified homes for adoption.
We are first and foremost an avian adoption service. We exist solely to help unwanted or found parrots and through educational classes and seminars we hope to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions that are prevalent today. We are also a parrot "rescue" in that we will do everything legally possible to remove a parrot from a harmful situation but in all honesty this is something that only happens very occasionally. Mostly we are here to help people who can no longer keep their bird for one reason or another.
1. We do not breed or place birds with people who breed. We do not sell, trade, or use birds in our care for commerce or profit.
2. We do not condone, endorse, or promote the breeding of birds for the pet trade as long as there are unwanted birds in need of homes.
3. We promote responsible guardianship of adoptable homeless birds.
4. We oppose the mass-marketing and selling of birds through pet store chains, bird marts, and internet venues.
5. We promote education on all issues of avian welfare.
6. We oppose the sale of unweaned baby birds and production breeding methods.
7. We maintain that all captive breeding contributes to the problem of homeless captive birds and, with very few exceptions, does not contribute to the viable preservation of the species.
8. We support and encourage responsible legislation protecting the rights, health, and safety of birds living in captivity.
9. We are strongly opposed to legal/illegal exportation/importation and encourage all countries to adopt legislation and enforcement policies preventing wild birds from entering the pet trade.
10. As members of the Avian Welfare Coalition, these are our Goals:
11. To collaborate with animal advocacy organizations to promote social and legislative changes to expand the public's perception and improve the quality of life for birds living in captivity.
12. To facilitate the rescue, sanctuary, and re-homing of displaced captive birds.
13. To support the enforcement of existing anti-cruelty laws and to advocate legislation that will strengthen legal protection for captive birds.
14. To coordinate action to oppose egregious and unethical practices in the pet trade.
15. To serve as an educational resource and information center for the media and animal welfare community through the Avian Welfare Resource Center and through our bird care classes and seminars.
16. To generate public awareness of the causes and conditions contributing to the growing crisis of abused and abandoned captive birds worldwide.