Help Homeless Parrots!
Please educate yourself about parrots and the type of parrot that would fit best with your family. I get so many people calling that aren't even aware that "parrot" encompases so 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. My contract states that "if the adoption does not work out, the parrot(s) must be returned to Raven's Haven" so, I will be looking for the homes that I believe will be the best home and will be able to afford the food, toys, cages and vet bills they will incure over their lifetime. So please educate yourself BEFORE you contact me and ask me for "one of those big birds that talk".
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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:
- 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.
Raven’s Haven Exotic Bird Rescue, Inc. 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
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
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. In the effort to stop this endless
cycle we formed Raven’s Haven. to offer an alternative to people
who needed to find a caring "home for life" for their bird.
Our 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
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 a help line for new caretakers with questions.
Please limit your calls to between 9am and 7pm eastern time.
Until now, we have relied on word of mouth to find
adoptive homes. We anticipate the effect of internet exposure will be
more adoptions as well as more desperate people wanting to give up their
birds to our care. As many of these birds will need care for up to 100
years, our task is formidable.
the goals of Raven’s Haven are:
1. To rescue languishing, abused or unwanted parrots from abusive or
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 and advice service for:
A. Prospective bird guardians.
B. Current bird guardians.
C. Schools, as an educational resource on the care and responsibilities
of owning any animal as a pet.
• We do not breed or place birds with people who
• We do not sell, trade, or use parrots in our care for commerce
• 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
• We oppose the mass-marketing and selling of birds through pet
store chains, bird marts, and internet venues.
• 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.