Baby Amazon parrots, BBG and Emerald.
Please help us to be able to continue helping the birds that we rescue and rehabilitate. Thus far 2018 has been a very busy year for us with just over 750 birds coming in as of November 30, 2018. We will probably have taken in and helped 800 birds or more in 2018 by the end of the year. Since our last report, we have continued to take "Underdog" birds such as English House Sparrows, European Starlings, Feral and Domestic Pigeons, Domestic Doves and Eurasian Collared Doves, Pin-tailed Whydahs, Nutmeg Mannikins, Japanese White Eyes, and many parrot species ranging from petite parakeets to majestic macaws. Many of these birds have required extensive veterinary care which has been quite expensive. We will be very grateful for your donation towards rebuilding our veterinary funds for 2019. Thank you in advance for your help!
BBG and Emerald, the Baby Zons: These two darling youngsters are baby Amazon parrots. They are nestmates who were rescued on July 4, 2018 after having been attacked by crows and a hawk. Both of their beaks suffered extensive damage from the attacks. BBG's upper beak was damaged to the point that a portion of it had to be removed. This is permanent. The beak won't regrow. These two babies have a wonderful caregiver who has gotten them to all of their veterinary appointments, hand fed them for several months until they became self feeding, and has taught them "manners" and how to talk "human". They are incredibly lucky and incredibly adorable baby zons!
Crispin, feral pigeon: Crispin was the victim of an accidental electrocution incident when the power line he and a number of other pigeons were sitting on basically exploded sending a massive electrical shock through their bodies. Most of the pigeons died immediately, but Crispin and three others survived long enough to be rescued and taken to rehabilitators in the area. Crispin and one of the survivors came to us. Of the four survivors, only Crispin remains alive. All his feathers were burned, his feet were burned, his beak was burned, and he smelled like a charcoal grill. Crispin's feathers and beak are starting to be replaced by new growth, and he is expected to make a full recovery with time.
Isabel and Baby Boy, Mitred Conures: Both of these young conures were found by members of the public and made their way to us for care. Isabel was found severely injured on the campus of Chapman University, and Baby Boy was found in Los Angeles County. Both began life as wild Mitred Conures, but due to their sigificant injuries can never be released back to the wild. Their caregiver has invested countless hours in feeding and medicating these two and in socializing them so they can become beloved pets.
Fruitloop, Lady Gouldian Finch: Fruitloop (named for her "Fruitloopy" colors) came to us showing extrerme neurological symptoms. Her veterinary examination resulted in no conclusive answer as to what had happened to her or what the cause of her symptoms could be. Fruitloop has a wonderful, loving, attentive caregiver who sees to her every need and assures that Fruitloop doesn't get into a bad situation when having or recovering from one of her neuro episodes.
Phoenix, Cockatiel: Oh what a sad story Phoenix was. Yes, he is deceased. Phoenix was found by person A who passed him on to person B who passed him on to person C. Thankfully, person C realilzed that Phoenix was in dire condition and brought him to us. Phoenix was diagnosed with psittacosis by our avian veterinarian. In spite of the best efforts of our veteriarians and 11 days in the ICU at the veterinary hospital, Phoenix could not be saved.
Squirt, Parakeet: Squirt was found in an apartment complex and brought to us for care. Squirt had a large mass above one of his eyes which required surgical removal. Squirt came through the procedure with flying colors, healed up well, and is living the good life with the lovely lady who adopted him.
Feral pigeon, Crispin.
Mitred Conures, Isabel and Baby Boy.
Lady Gouldian Finch, Fruitloop.