Parrots are probably the more exotic of birds kept
as pets. Birds in general are the fourth most
popular pet in the United States behind dogs, cats
and fish. In 2007 according to the
American Veterinary Medical Association
4,453,000 households had birds as pets. What is
generally not realized however, that unlike cats and
dogs who have considerably shorter life spans than
humans, parrots can easily live as long as their
care takers – and even longer. This makes the
likelihood of a bird needing to be relocated during
its lifetime much higher than that of other pets.
Parrots are also relinquished for other reasons.
Owners can find them too loud or too messy.
Financial circumstances can change and the bird
becomes too expensive. Major life changes like
children or marriage can trigger the need to give up
a sanctuary is incredibly fulfilling, but it is not
cheap. Parrots can need costly veterinary care
requiring hospitalization and surgery. We treat any
bird requiring medical care with the utmost
consideration. We’ve even had birds transported via
limo service! The bird’s best interests always come
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