Previously Rescued Birds

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Macaws:                                                         Need to have large cages, the correct size cage for a Macaw should be,  a minimum of 24" W x 24" H x 18" D for smaller Macaws;
a minimum of 5 ft W x 6 ft H x 3½ ft D for larger Macaws, with a minimum bar spacing of 1 to 1.5 inches, as they are large birds the need large cages. Getting a cage that is the wrong size for the parrot you own could result in head hitting, damaged wings and caught body parts. Macaws can live 70+ years;  you may want to consider adding your bird to your will.  Macaws need lots of love and attention, We recommend 3 hours of playtime out of the cage per day minimum.

Cockatoos:                       Need to have large cages as well, the correct size cage for a small Cockatoo should be minimum 24"x36"x48" and the correct size cage for a large Cockatoo should be minimum 36"x48"x48". Cockatoos are among the most emotional and the most dusty of all the parrots. Cockatoos are prone to feather picking if not cared for properly. Also, Cockatoos produce a dust that some people have allergies to. Large Cockatoos will require a minimum of 3-4 hours per day outside of their cages. Cockatoos are expected to have a life span 60 years and up.  There have been some reported cases of cockatoos living to be over 100!

Amazons:                        Need to also have large cages, the correct size cage for an Amazon should be a minimum of 24"x36"x48". These parrots have a life span of 40-80 years depending on the species. They are very playful birds and will require just as much hours of play time as the larger parrots. They can learn to talk very well. We had a Blue Fronted Amazon in our care that spoke very clear all the time. They are very smart birds! For the most part, the best talkers are Double Yellow Heads, Yellow Napes, and Blue Fronts.                               DO NOT give grit to this or any other parrot species. 

African Greys:                     Must also have large cages, the correct size cage for an African Grey should be a minimum of 24"x36"x48". African Greys produce a fine dust like the Cockatoos and the Cockatiels and some people have allergies to it. There are two different species of African Greys; there are Congo African Greys and Timneh African Greys. The Congos are most popular and a little larger. They also have a bright red tail. The Timnehs do not have a totally black beak, do not have the bright red tails like the Congos do. African Greys have a life span of 70+ years an some have even lived to be over 100!

Eclectus:                          These parrots are one of my personal favorites. They display one of the most extreme cases of sexual dimorphism seen in the parrot family. The males are bright Green and the females are a brilliant Red. Eclectus parrots are generally classified among the top three parrots for talking ability. They also are expected to live 50-75 years. The proper cage size for an Eclectus should be a minimum of 24"x36"x48". I have mine house in a large cage as well:

Conures:                        There are many types of Conures ranging from the large Patagonian Conure to the small Painted Conure. Some Conures are extremely loud! I have two Sun Conures that can compete with the Macaws! I have also cared for a Green Cheek that rarely made a peep. The appropriate cage for a conure can change depending upon the size of the conure. Conures are generally playful birds, so they will need a minimum cage size of 24"x24"x24". Every conure I have ever known dips or puts food into their water. So, conures will need their water changed frequently. Life spans for conures depend on type of conure but in general it is 15-45 years.

Rosellas: These birds are truly a joy! They are not overly loud, in fact they have a very pleasant noise they make and they are just friendly birds in general. I would highly recommend a Rosella as a family pet! They would do best in a cage where they could fly but the minimum cage size for this species is, 24"x24"x24. Rosellas generally live 20+ years.

Indian Ringnecks: These birds are true Velcro birds. They are very active and have a pleasant voice. The appropriate cage size for an Indian Ringneck should be a minimum of, 24"x24"x36". Indian Ringnecks live around 25-30 years. They do go through a stage in their life that I believe more people need to be aware of. Bluffing, is something kind of hard to explain to somebody who has never had a Ringneck while it was at the bluffing stage.            My favorite website for this is: http://www.indianringneck.com/bluffing/ 

Quakers:     Quakers should have a cage with the minimum dimensions being, 24"x24"x36". These birds are illegal to own in some states, fortunately not Ohio (although their wings must be clipped) as they truly are quirky little birds. If you would like to check out which states Quakers are illegal you can look at this web sit: http://qp-society.com/wildquakers/wildtext/illegallist.html

They can live up to 45 years and can learn to talk very well. My Quaker has about a 50-60 word vocabulary! Quakers are confident and social birds.

Senegals: Senegals are not much bigger than Cockatiels, with their beautiful color, short tails and wonderful personality, they make great pets! They are not particularly noisy birds and they require a cage that is a minimum of 24"x24"x36". Senegals can live 30+ years.

Cockatiels:                                   Cockatiels are one of the most commonly kept pet birds. These sweet little birds are considered part of the cockatoo family (Cacatuidae). I remember this by their crest, which Cockatiels and Cockatoos have in Common. Cockatiels also produce a dust like the Cockatoos which some people are allergic to. Cockatiels come in many mutations and the appropriate cage size is a minimum of 20"x20"x24". The average lifespan of a cockatiel is 12 to 15 years. It is not unusual for a cockatiel to live to 20 years of age and the occasional cockatiel makes it to 30! Cockatiels can learn to talk and many learn to whistle.

Doves:                                                "Ringneck Doves are gentle birds that do not bite and are easily tamed. They can be handled by by adults and children alike!" says, http://animal-world.com

We have had several Doves pass through our rescue and I do not clip their wings. Unlike parrots, doves do not climb. So when housed in a cage they must fly from perch to perch. "Doves and Pigeons: Doves need daily flight time so should either be kept in a flight cage or given daily flight time outside of the cage. With time outside of the cage for exercise, diamond doves can be kept in a cage 24"x24"x24" with bar spacing of no more than 1/2" and ringneck doves in a slightly larger cage (for example, 24"x36"x24"). Pigeons are most often kept in outdoor flights but if kept indoors need a large cage and daily flight time as well." says, http://exoticpets.about.com

Finches & Canaries:              Finches and Canaries should have a minimum cage of, 18"x30"x18". These birds are hyper and need a lot of room to fly. Also because they are so active they burn energy faster, therefore there must be food in their dish ALL THE TIME. These little guys live around 10-15+ years.

Lovebirds:                                  Lovebirds have a common misconception attached to their name. Lovebirds were always though to be kept in pairs. Really all birds need a companion, but as the owner, you should be the companion, they should  not need to have a bird mate, as that is your job. Lovebirds live 12-25 years  years. They should have a minimum cage size of, 24"x24"x24".

Parakeets: Parakeets are social and have good personalities. They are also a very popular pet. Both males and females make equally good pets. Parakeets would be happy with a cage that is a minimum of 18"x18"x24". Some parakeets can even learn to talk and whistle different songs. They generally live 15 - 20 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazons:

       

  

African Greys:

  

Eclectus:       

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Rosella:

Indian Ringnecks:

Quakers:                            

  

     

Senegals:

 

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 Doves:

Finches and Canaries:

 

There were 80 Canaries and 19 Finches surrendered 

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Some of these birds have been adopted and some reside in our sanctuary to live out the rest of their long happy lives. Many have been bounced around from home to home and it is too stressfull to re-home them.