Save Companion Parrots through Rescue & Education

by Parrot Education and Adoption Center Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


This project will provide funds for the ongoing care & rehabilitation of PEAC's rescued and surrendered companion parrots. Veterinary costs comprise the bulk of our annual operating budget. Remaining funds are used for educational outreach including seminars & expos, allowing us to provide information to the general public & potential owners regarding the proper care of parrots. Additional funding is needed to increase organization visibility, thus reaching more people and helping more parrots

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The problem put simply is the number of parrots entering the pet trade each year surpases the number of qualified homes that are available. The US captive parrot population is estimated to reach 100 million by the year 2020. The yearly estimates are that 2.5 million parrots are hatched by US breeders yearly. Add to that 20,000 parrots illegally enter the USA from Mexico each year, with another 5,000 smuggled in from elsewhere (Illegal imports remain a problem).


Initially the problem is resolved by providing a trained foster home, veterinary care, appropriate toys, and a balanced diet. However, longer term, it is necessary for PEAC to reach out to the general public especially those considering becoming parrot owners, to educate them on these magnificent birds' physical, social, & emotional needs. Knowledge & education of the parrots nature and behavior is crutial for the future of these wonderful feathered friends to insure their happiness and security

Long-Term Impact

PEAC's mission has always been a two-pronged approach; though we currently provide a place for parrots to go in the event the owner need to relinquish them, it is through our educational programs that we hope to bring about a better understanding of the commitment represented by parrot ownership. Both approaches require funding to reach out to a larger group of people. Our long term goal is to see a day were we have diminished the cycle of unwanted parrots.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Foster Program teaches positive parroting

Organization Information

Parrot Education and Adoption Center

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gail Bradford
Executive Director
San Diego, CA United States
$57,837 raised of $100,000 goal
1,204 donations
$42,163 to go
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