30 Exotic Parrots Surrendere
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Imagine, if you will, the Scarlet Macaw. A large crimson parrot that has a majestic beauty. Now, imagine thirty such large, exotic parrots – some Macaws, some African Greys and some Amazons – all living in small cages, sometimes two to a cage, and stressed out by their living conditions. Some have started ‘feather plucking’. This is a stress response in birds where they literally pluck the feathers off of their body’s until they are completely bare.
This was the situation in Georgetown, Delaware residence until a concerned citizen stepped in and asked the Kent County SPCA to help out on behalf of these gorgeous birds. The parrots range from perfect condition to many having been feather plucked and some have scissor beaks (when the top and bottom beak do not align centered – if left un-trimmed the beak can make it difficult for a bird to eat).
This was not a hoarding situation; just a situation where a kind-hearted individual who has been trying to do the right thing fell on some of the most horrific times a person can endure – and could no longer provide the needed care and attention for the feathered friends.
Some of the parrots are already up for adoption; and we highly recommend experienced bird people consider adopting them so that they are not returned due to unmet expectations. Please know that adopting a large parrot is a life-long commitment; as these birds will most likely outlive you with life expectancies of 80 years and longer. We are taking our time processing these birds and ensuring their health; and they require specialty feed and care that we are not normally equipped for.If you are interested in adopting one of the parrots, please come to the shelter to meet them in person or call ahead at 302-698-3006 (option 2 at main menu) to find out more about them.
We ask the public for assistance in funds or large parrot specific supplies. Instead of seeded diets, we request pelleted diets for these beauties; as they have more nutrients. If you are unsure of which food to get; the people at your local pet stores will be able to help you if you ask for pelleted parrot diets! Even toys would be a great distraction for the parrots; as parrots require a LOT of stimulation or they will get bored quickly.
The Kent County SPCA is located at 32 Shelter Circle in Camden, DE 19934. Donations are accepted online through Paypal at www.kcspca.org . All donations to the Kent County SPCA are tax deductible. Please help make a difference in these parrots lives today.