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Raven's Haven is a small home based rescue. We are not a 501c3 non profit. We care for the birds that come in here on our own. 

 

 

 

Please educate yourself about parrots and the type of parrot that would fit best with your family. The word "parrot" encompases many different species of birds from Budgie to Macaw.  If you want to adopt and be a "forever" home (and for some of these birds, that means the rest of YOUR life), please go read about these little feathered creatures and their needs before making a life changing decision. 

We will be looking for the homes that will be the best home and will be able to afford the food, toys, cages and vet bills they will incure over their lifetime.


 

If you have a medical emergency please contact your local qualified Avian Vet

If you do not know a Avian Vet in your area please google Certified Avian Vets and your state

 

Please join our Raven's Haven Parrot Education facebook page!

 

 

 

 

National Bird Day!

January 5 marks National Bird Day, a time to appreciate the birds in our own backyard and reflect on how we treat native avian's of other countries. And if you have companion birds in your home, it’s a great time to make sure that your feathered friends remain happy and healthy. To help raise awareness about responsible bird caretaking, we’re offering the following poison prevention tips to keep your companion avian in the “sing” of things:

* Birds are highly sensitive to inhalant fumes, so please avoid exposing your pet to fumes from self-cleaning ovens and overheated cookware, automobile exhaust, tobacco smoke, glues and paints, insecticidal fumigants, perfume and hair spray.

* Keep all prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of beak's reach, preferably in closed cabinets. Pain killers, cold medicines, anticancer drugs, vitamins and diet pills are all examples of human medications that can be lethal to birds, even in small amounts.

* Never allow your bird access to areas in which cleaning agents are being used or stored. Should your pet ingest them, he could suffer from a range of symptoms, depending on the substance, from mild stomach upset to severe burns of the tongue, mouth and crop.

* Foods and beverages that could be dangerous to birds include:
- avocados
- chocolate in any form
- coffee and tea
- moldy or spoiled foods
- onions and garlic
- tomato leaves and stems
- yeast dough

For additional bird safety tips, visit ASPCA online.


An Introduction

Raven’s Haven Exotic Bird Rescue was established in March of 2000 when we became aware of the large number of parrots and parrot related species that were living lives of neglect and abuse. Parrots are now the second most popular pet in the United States. Along with that popularity has come the many problems that are normally encountered with more traditional domesticated species such as dogs and cats. The major difference, we believe, is that most of the parrots now kept as pets are not domesticated through years of selective breeding but instead, are only one or two generations removed from their wild ancestors. In fact many were caught in the wild and imported to the U.S. during the 1960's up until the early 1990's when it became illegal to do so. Many of these "wild caught's" retain their wild traits and have been little one sold and resold to a number of guardians. Herein lie the problems which make our organization, and others like it, needed. These parrots, which are usually bought on impulse and without knowledge of their emotional needs will, in many cases, react to the lack of attention by their guardians in an unfavorable manner. As many are semi-tame and have not known a stable and consistent home, these birds can have behavioral problems and can be dangerous as pets. These parrots are doomed to being passed from one guardian to another or back to the pet shop as each new guardian realizes that their new pet will never be the "Busch Gardens" bird they had hoped for. Many will bite, scream or even resort to self mutilation in an effort to get attention from an uncaring guardian. Thus starts a cycle which can be repeated many times during the bird's long life. Unlike a dog or cat, whose life is relatively short in comparison, a parrot should live from 20 to 100 years depending on the species. This of course assumes that the bird has survived the nutritional neglect offered by many casual bird guardians.


Raven's Haven goals include offering to finding good, caring homes for the adoptable birds that have been given up by their guardians due to unforeseen difficulties. We have encountered many cases where parrots have been given up for adoption when their guardians have become ill or divorced. These people needed to place their birds quickly and felt uncomfortable with the options of reselling their bird back to a pet shop, in the want ads or giving the bird to friends or family where questionable care might be offered. We have also received birds that have been given up because of unacceptable vocalization or dangerous behavior. We hope to offer people the security of knowing that their bird will be cared for and that time will be taken when finding a new home with a sincere, dedicated and appropriate person. We do not purchase birds. We also offer help for new caretakers with questions on our parrot education facebook page.


 


 

Mission Statement

the goals of Raven’s Haven are:

1. To rescue languishing, abused or unwanted parrots from abusive or neglectful situations.
2. To act as a placement service for friendly, tame birds whose guardians have had to give up their bird(s) in urgent or emergency situations.
3. To serve as an educational resource

 


 

Our Policies:

• We do not breed or place birds with people who breed.

• We do not sell, trade, or use parrots in our care for commerce or profit.

• We promote responsible guardianship of all captive birds.

• We promote education on all issues of avian welfare.

• We oppose the sale of unweaned baby birds and production breeding methods.

• We do not condone, endorse, or promote the breeding of birds for life in captivity as long as there are captive birds in need of placement.

• We support and encourage responsible legislation protecting the rights, health, and safety of birds living in captivity.



 

Email: Ravens Haven

West Virginia