Don't Shop - Adopt
When Kip and I wanted get a cockatiel we were suprized by the number of cockatiels that needed a home. We got a lovely pair Hank and Francis from Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary on the lower mainland. They put us in touch with F.E.A.T.H.E.R.S. which is a group of people who have companion parrots and help with rehoming them when the time comes. Our own parrots are birds we rehomed with the help of F.E.A.T.H.E.R.S. They range in age from 2 to 30 and they are wonderful well adapted birds (sometimes it took a bit of time) Don't Shop Adopt is so important. They a for our feathered friends. Click on the two articles below to learn more or follow us on face book. feathersinbc.
Brandy is an Orange Wing Amazon who is over 40 years old. She was with us for six months, regaining her health, enjoying the interaction of parrots and people, however she was just a little sad. Then enters Bobby.
P.S. I shed a tear on her leaving, maybe two - she was my first girl I brought back from such a bad place, and our hearts are crossed forever.
Bobby is a Blue Front Amazon who is in his late teens. He was rehomed but also sad, so we decided to have them all live at 'too crazy birdy hotel' and it was love at first sight. But we took our time and they became the best of friends - a bonded pair. This February they got their forever home after two years. They are so loved and appreciated for who they are. .
Tilly arrived the same night as Billy the Kid. She is a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in excellent colour and demenour. She soon found a home in Courtenay and has since fallen in love with the Man in the House.
Willy the Congo African Gray had lived with his human companion forever. She is now 93 and life is changing. He stayed a few days in October before he was off to his new home in Courtenay. He is a lovely bird, likes to talk and be part of the family, he can bark like a dog and is the apple of his new mom's eye. He is among a flock of companion parrots, but he is loved and often comes out to FEATHER meetings.
Mitzi is a Myers Parrot, she had only one owner in her life, and only knew happiness. Unfortunately things changed. She was with us in the summer of 2012 and has since been rehomed to a lovely lady in Courtenay and joined her flock of a cockatiel and a cockatoo. She still is the little bossy one and once again happy.
Merlin is a Citron Crested Cockatoo. He arrived in September 2013 after he became overbonded with his new owner. He has been a little marvel here, too many have all the attention. He is my most beautiful dude, he now has his big cage and a fort on top. He continues to hang out with us, Lacey and him have become friends during play time. He loves his house and builds tremendous box messes with phone books and such. He gets better with each day, and we love him. We know though there is a perfect place for him with another bird friend and a human that is intuitive, as he can read your mind and emotion. He has his new home and he is well loved.