This project will allow SoCal Parrot to care for, feed and shelter wild parrots in Southern California. We accept any wild parrot that is injured or orphaned. Injured parrots are provided any necessary veterinary medical care and rehabilitated at our sanctuary. Orphaned parrot chicks are cared for around the clock. All healthy parrots will be integrated into our sanctuary's wild flock then released back into the wild. Non-releasable wild parrots will live out their lives in our sanctuary.
In the past, injured or orphaned wild parrots were kept as pets or euthanized. SoCal Parrot gives these parrots a chance to heal and return to the wild. One species that thrives in Southern California, the Red-crowned Amazon and Lilac-crowned Amazons are an "endangered" species. Parrot populations are declining worldwide as they lose their native habitats. These are just two of the many species that SCP wants to ensure wild survival for in Southern California.
SCP gives injured wild parrots the ability and time needed to recover from injuries and to be released back into the wild. Baby wild parrots receive 24 hour care until they join our wild "foster" flock in our 11,000 cubic foot aviary. The aviary allows them to build up their flight muscles and the presence of the flock helps teach them the ways of the wild. Non-releasable parrots can live their life out at our sanctuary and contribute knowledge to the next generation of wild parrots.
Naturalized, wild parrot populations will continue to survive in urban environments with little, if any, impact on native ecosystems in Southern California. These US parrot populations could potentially be the last remaining wild populations; in recent years worldwide populations of Red-crowned Amazon has dropped from 100,000 to less than 5,000 individuals with no sign this decline will cease. SCP will help sustain these wild parrots through rescue, rehab, release, education and protection.
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