Good Things Come in Fours!
PEAC is busy – but it’s not because we’re checking our list for naughty and nice (our parrots are ALL good boys and girls!) It’s because we have some fun news for THIS weekend!
First – get up early Saturday, December 21st with us and turn on KUSI News for “Good Morning San Diego!” Between 10 am – 10:15am, PEAC’s volunteers and three of our adoptable Blue & Gold macaws will be on TV with Traci’s Paws and Dr. Jenkins on Sandie Lampe’s Pet Patrol segment! Avian veterinarian Dr. Jenkins will be discussing nutrition for parrots while our macaws Carmen, Albert and Picasso, look beautiful and have some snacks. Our volunteers will be discussing each of the bird’s personalities and Traci will be sharing how you can participate in our first-ever fundraising “Paw-ty” event!
Second – That’s right! We have a fundraising event coming up Sunday, December 22nd hosted by Traci’s Paws! This “Paw-ty” is just for PEAC and will be at the Laurel Street Dog Wash, 425 Laurel Street, in San Diego, California, 92101, from 11 am to 1 pm. Traci’s Paws is a wonderful nonprofit that supports local pet rescues with fundraising and by throwing monthly parties to collect donated food and toy items. Bring a bag of pelleted parrot food (such as Caitec, Zupreem, Harrisons,) whole raw nuts in the shell, parrot toys, or a gift card from a local grocery or pet store to participate - all donations will go straight to PEAC and our adoptive flock (and their bottomless appetites!)
Third and Fourth – We have TWO more adoptions!!
Buddy, an African Grey who came to us a little nervous, has found comfort with a family full of unconditional love – Buddy now has his own mom, dad, and sisters! We are grateful to them for their patience with Buddy and we know that he has a future full of fun times ahead. Congratulations to Buddy and his new family!
Conner, our Meyer’s parrot, has also found a couple who have fallen in love with her, and she has agreed to let them serve her (haha!) Conner had been with us for over a year, so although it has been tough to let this sassy girl go, we’re “over the moon” that she has such a wonderful home now. Congratulations to Conner and her new family!
A Little Bit More –
Thank you to everyone who has been sending in their good wishes for Larry, our 51-year old Yellow-naped parrot, who came to us in poor health via the San Diego Humane Society. After his first surgery to remove a large granuloma from his throat, he has now undergone a second successful surgery to remove some additional smaller granulomas in the same area. Larry came through it well and his foster-mom reports that he continues to eat enthusiastically, gain weight and take all his medications. He enjoys playing and tugging back and forth on paper toys with her and vocalizing a little more each day. Larry continues to surprise us with his passion for life (and he reeeeeally enjoys being spoiled by his foster!) Keep watching our social media for the latest videos or stories about our Larry and we will certainly keep you updated here.
Yes! There is still time to renew your memberships and/or donate before the end of the year - Visit our website peac.org to learn more or if you have any questions, drop us a note.
We hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Bon Hiver and wonderful Winter Holiday!! Stay warm and dry and snuggle all your family members close to your heart for us. Our deepest gratitude to each of you for supporting our birds and educational activities this year.
AND don’t forget to watch our “TV Stars” on KUSI, Saturday morning, at 10 am! (We’re so excited!)
Kelly Flynn, President, Parrot Education and Adoption Center
For Tuesday’s national day of giving, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to our many donors, volunteers, and supporters and give our thanks to you.
Through your support, 12 parrots have found homes so far this year, and on their behalf, (Lance, Sunny, Mango (Alexandrine,) Kiwi, Ollie, Elvis, Ruby, Lucy (Alexandrine,) Polo, Conner, Buddy and Rico,) we share our deepest gratitude for making such a difference in their lives! You were there when they needed someone the most and helped them transition to a new safe and loving home. “Change” isn’t easy for anyone but you helped ease their uncertainty and provided for the medical and physical care they needed.
Your compassion and support for our parrots didn’t stop there and neither did the adoptions! Baby, who had been with PEAC for 3 years, was transferred to Best Friends Parrot Garden where he met the nicest family and was adopted by them! (Yay!)
And still, you kept going (!!) because we also wish to thank you on behalf of Sammy, a 15-year-old cockatiel who came in along with Amos this year as a “cage-mate” and companion. We honestly haven’t mentioned Sammy before, because his health has been so poor, we weren’t sure how long he would be with us. Your support has provided for his veterinarian visits and Sammy has responded well. He is comfortable, and solicits head scritches, and has surprised us all with his tenacity. I know he would want to thank you for your warmth and generosity!
Did your support slow down then? Nope! Because so many of you volunteered to help with our events, we were able to attend 8 adoption fairs this year and teach 12 educational classes (that’s over 552 donated hours, not counting driving!) So for each of you who helped to set up our tents, drive our parrots back and forth, and still enthusiastically answer all the questions of curious onlookers - we thank you! Your involvement allows us to reach so many individuals in our community and for that we are grateful.
But - still - you didn’t stop there either. Some of you chose to open your homes and hearts to our foster birds themselves, catering to each unique personality and helping them feel more confident each day. You encourage them with healthy activities and diets and prepare yourself to do the hardest thing ever: to let them go to their forever homes when they’re ready. We are truly honored by your service and dedication.
Though I’m starting to wonder if you’re really the “Energizer Bunny” because you - still - kept - going! You shared our social media posts and newsletters, and sent our parrots donations of nuts and toys! You told your friends that they should come to our educational classes and choose to adopt a parrot! You left our brochures with businesses in your neighborhood and had your office or coworkers match your donations - Wow!
I’m not sure if “thank you” is a big enough word for the support EACH of you has provided for PEAC, but it is the closest thing I can put on this electronic paper to express our gratitude since we just can’t reach through and hug you directly.
Wouldn’t that be great if we *could* just reach through and hug each of you directly?! Ok, everyone: close your eyes, and I’ll put one right here: ~ ~ ~ ~ And if you ever see us at an event or in person, please come by and collect it in person.
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.” (Kathy Calvin.)
And what a difference you have made! Bless you, for hearing our call and for responding. By taking action and helping our parrots, you have made such a difference in their lives, in our community and in the lives of our community member’s parrots…
…AND in each of our lives too because there is no better feeling than knowing someone always has your back. Thank you.
Happy Giving (Thanks) Tuesday!
With gratitude, Kelly Flynn, President, Parrot Education and Adoption Center
P.S. Last year, our veterinarian bills alone totaled just under $8,000. Which is almost exactly how much was raised during 2018’s Year-End campaign. Did you know that Global Giving will match 100% of your first month’s gift for all new regular monthly donors? It’s a great way to provide for our parrot’s medical care throughout the year.
P.P.S. Should you wish to make an additional gift or renew your membership on Giving Tuesday, Global Giving will be matching a portion of donations starting at 9 pm, Monday, December 2nd Pacific Standard Time.
P.P.S. I'm not kidding about the hug. Join us THIS SATURDAY, Dec 7th, at Grossmont Center for "Santa Paws" Mega adoption event from 11am to 3pm, and hug a volunteer (or high five, or just say "hi" - whatever makes you happy! We look forward to seeing you and our parrots do too!)
We are Thankful this season for the Difference YOU Make in Our Parrots' Lives!
The holidays have arrived and Thanksgiving is just days away. After your family gathers to give thanks, we hope you’ll also remember our parrots and PEAC on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. Global Giving will be providing donation matches and we'll update you on our year-end fundraising campaign in the weeks to come. This is the one time of year when we ask you to renew your memberships and consider an additional donation to support our flock throughout the coming year. No gift is too small - especially the gift of your time! Volunteers and fosters are ALWAYS needed and worth their weight in gold to us. Come spend a couple of hours at an event sharing your enthusiasm for parrots or teach a class, help with social media, articles, outreach, website maintenance, fundraising, etc., - you are only limited by your imagination! Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get an application right out. Jumpstart your new year’s resolution with us and support your community and parrots in need.
Let’s get to our favorite part - telling you about all the latest parrot adoptions!
Rico, our Greenwing macaw has a new dad! He will be part of a family that has other adopted parrots and dogs as part of his flock, which is something he enjoyed being part of in his mixed-species foster home. Rico has become quite an enthusiastic dancer, matching the rhythm of any music being played almost perfectly. We all enjoyed his videos shared to our social media and no doubt he’ll have plenty of time for more disco every Saturday night with his new dad! We wish them many happy tuned together!
Polo the 33 yr old Red-lored Amazon has a new family too! He charmed a lovely couple Sal and Jasmine and now shares their home with several other parrots for companions. His new mom and dad were able to demonstrate that they will be an excellent home for him with lots of attention and love. They are very knowledgeable and interact very well with all their parrots, respecting and understanding what the parrots are trying to tell them with their body language. We wish them the very best and lots of love and kisses to Polo, who found a home a second time through PEAC.
Ralph, our Lilac Crowned Amazon parrot, was transferred to Best Friends Parrot Garden, in Kanab, Utah. Ralph is a very vocal bird, and had been hesitant to step up for his foster, although he just recently began stepping up with his foster-dad. He was not “unfriendly”, but he needed someone to be very patient and slow when working with him. (Which is ok and not abnormal for parrots.) It was decided he would do better in a longer-term “sanctuary” with less pressure to be extremely friendly with strangers and be adopted into a family. However, shortly after arriving at Best Friends, Ralph surprised us all by charming a new family and was adopted shortly after. We couldn’t be happier about this surprise turn of events! Thank you Best Friends for again helping to make a special connection for our parrots.
We have three more adoptions pending as I type - oh the suspense! They will be announced in an upcoming newsletter once final. Keep the mojo going and help our parrots get adopted by telling everyone you know to “think adoption first” and about PEAC or a parrot rescue close to you - there are parrots waiting to be rehomed throughout the US. If you’re not in Southern California, check Petfinder for one near you. (And if you’d like to share our brochures with your local community or invite us to speak at an upcoming group meeting, please reach out to us at email@example.com.)
Featured Adoptable Parrots - Still Looking for a Home
Carmen is an 8 yr old, female, Blue and Gold macaw who has been spoiled by one family her entire life. Carmen would call over her family’s dogs by name, and also says “I love you” and “poopies” with enthusiasm. Carmen is a little suspicious of men and tends to go to women first. She’s always had a good diet and enjoys time outdoors in her aviary in addition to spending time in the home.
Amos is a 16 yr old, female, Congo African Grey who enjoys head-scritches and does very well with baths from a misting bottle. She has a large, sweet vocabulary, enjoys staying busy by chewing up her toys and actively climbing on her cage or play stand. She is also not afraid to leap off her cage and has strong flight muscles, so keeping a close eye on her is a must.
Mango, a 19 yr old, female, Senegal parrot who enjoys “woodworking” (splintering any available wooden toy into bits,) and head scritches. She will go to just about anyone and step up if a special yummy treat is involved. Mango also enjoys making quite a splash during regular baths! She has grown quite attached to her long term foster mom and is often seen snuggled under her chin while getting head rubs. Mango prefers a home where she is the star and will make a wonderful loving companion for the right person or family.
You can find all of our adoptable parrot profiles on our website at PEAC.org and petfinder.com! Check back frequently, we never know who will be showing up on our “doorstep” next (hint: it could be the next love of your life!)
Events! Parrots! Problems Solved and Fundraising!
Stuck on what amazing photo to include in your annual family holiday card? Problem solved! Just stop by our event booths and pose in front of our “Rainbow Wings” - it’s the perfect backdrop for your annual holiday greetings or Instagram! You can find our banner and smiling volunteers ready to take your picture at the following places:
This Saturday, November 23rd is “Doggie Street Festival Adopt-a-thon” at Liberty Station’s NTC Park in Point Loma from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm! It’s our fourth time attending, so get ready to holiday shop and adopt! This beautiful location will be filled with hundreds of pet rescues from all over San Diego County - make us part of your day as you peruse the booths and nearby restaurants and shops!
Saturday, December 7th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, we are back at Grossmont Center for the MEGA Adoption event “Santa Paws!” You know the drill: See a movie, do some holiday shopping, and meet hundreds of adoptable pets, including our parrots! You might find someone special to kiss under the mistletoe and ring in the new year with!
We have a FIRST TIME fundraising event coming up Sunday, December 22nd that you will want to join us for - Traci’s Paws is hosting a “Paw-ty” just for PEAC at the Laurel Street Dog Wash, 425 Laurel Street, in San Diego, California, 92101, from 11 am to 1 pm. Traci’s Paws is a wonderful nonprofit that supports local pet rescues with fundraising and by throwing monthly parties to collect donated items. Bring a bag of pelleted parrot food (such as Caitec, Zupreem, Harrisons,) whole raw nuts in the shell, parrot toys, or a gift card from a local grocery or pet store to participate - all donations will be benefiting PEAC and our adoptive flock (and their bottomless appetites!)
One More Thing...
As I wrap this up, I want to encourage you to follow PEAC on Facebook and Instagram where the story of a new parrot that just arrived, Larry, a 51 yr old Yellow-naped Amazon, is being shared through video by one of our volunteers April and her YouTube channel “Parrot Playhouse.” Larry came to us via the San Diego Humane Society who accepted him and provided immediate medical assistance when his owner could no longer care for him.
Larry requires quite a bit of medical care and just had a large granuloma growth removed from his throat. He is already breathing much better, eating well, and is in the care of one of our newest fosters, Val. (Val adopted Coco the African Grey from PEAC two years ago!) Larry is already stepping up for his foster and his personality is just starting to peek through with silly vocalizations and “hello”s! We are all pulling for Larry and will keep you updated on his progress. Links to our Facebook and Instagram pages are on the front page of our updated website PEAC.org.
A special donor and long-time member of PEAC, who wishes to remain anonymous, has stepped up to provide for Larry's care, with a generous donation specifically directed to his veterinary bills and the medical care of all our parrots. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to this amazing individual for their thoughtfulness and compassion. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Without this donation, it would have been a challenge to take on Larry's care, and your gift is making his recovery possible. THANK YOU!
On behalf of all the volunteers for PEAC - we are THANKFUL for your support and for the "second chances" you have provided to all of our adoptive parrots. Your abundant caring and kindness for our flock are what make PEAC a success in rehoming parrots and educating our community. We could not do any of this without YOU.
We wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
With gratitude, Kelly Flynn, President, Parrot Education and Adoption Center
Happy September Members!
Remember PEAC on “Remember Me Thursday”
This summer has been a slow one for PEAC with only one adoption. And as much as that one adoption brings us joy, we also wonder if our message is reaching the right audience. We have truly lovable parrots available for adoption, many of whom are still with us from last year - like Polo, the Red-lored Amazon, who is exceptionally sweet-natured, or Skye, a handsome, young Ringneck parrot who gives kisses and loves adventure. Families who are looking for a parrot (or any pet,) often think of pet shops first, before visiting local rescues and shelters. LET’S CHANGE THAT on “Remember Me Thursday!”
TOMORROW Thursday, September 26th, our volunteers will be at Balboa Park to join Helen Woodward Animal Center for a candle-lighting ceremony to raise our voices together and make the world take notice of orphan pets in San Diego and around the world for “Remember Me Thursday.” Helen Woodward started Remember Me Thursday to “shine a light” on all the pets waiting in rescues to be adopted and has developed into a large social media movement – maybe you can’t adopt every parrot who needs a home, but you CAN tell everyone about pet adoption this Thursday and help amplify our message!
A parrot’s long lifespan, (upwards of 15-20+ years for smaller species, and 30-45+ years for larger species,) means that each parrot may have seven to eleven owners during their lifetime, according to a study by Best Friends Animal Society. Add to that, a parrot’s unique (and often challenging,) requirements for care and they may be one of the most re-homed pets in America.
It’s time to shine a light on adoptable pets like Polo and Skye and share the importance of pet adoption and rescue – ESPECIALLY FOR PARROTS!
So, on Thursday, whether or not you can join us in Balboa Park, help us spread awareness worldwide and tell everyone about adoptable pets waiting for forever homes. #RememberMeThursday will be taking over social media so tweet, tag and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or “whatever hip snappy social media place” the kids are visiting lately!
SHARE one of PEAC’s adoptable parrot profiles, forward this newsletter to a friend, or tell us your story about parrot adoption and don’t forget to tag it with #RememberMeThursday and #RememberTheRescue. Eighty percent of individuals are influenced to take action by a peer’s suggestion on social media – YOUR VOICE makes a difference, and together we are an unstoppable force for parrot rescue and all orphaned pets around the world!
Don’t forget to follow us on @peacsandiego (twitter,) @peac_sandiego (instagram,) and @peac.org (facebook,) – all of our adoptable parrot profiles are available at: peac.petfinder.com , just click on “view our pets”. Thank you for being a voice for our adoptable parrots!
Thank You for your Generosity
PEAC wishes to thank ALL of our donors whose monthly and annual support makes everything we do possible! Please stop by one of our events and introduce yourself, we really want to give you a big hug and high five for your incredible dedication to our parrots. You’ve given all of our parrots a second chance at finding a loving and educated home. Words just can’t express the true gratitude we feel.
Most recently we had some especially “nutty” fans who made our parrots’ day by sending them a big box of mixed nuts from Nuts.com! Thank you Mavis F., and Marcin G., each for your generous gifts! And should the fall season inspire you to get nutty, you can find our pre-selected packages ready for donation at Nuts dot com under “Gifts” and then “Charities.” They will ship directly to us – and please put your name on the ‘message’ so we can send our thanks!
You may have noticed that our website is undergoing some construction. There may be a few hiccups while it's being updated but we hope to be finished soon. Special thanks to one of our newest volunteers Leandra from Digital Mogul Marketing, for all her hard work and diligence – we can’t wait to make it even easier for you to find our adoptable parrots and register for classes on our new website! Woo woo!
Lucy, our Alexandrine parrot, has been adopted! Her new family had experience with Alexandrines in the past and were very happy to find one available for adoption. She will be sharing a home with their whole family and have lots of attention for her “peek-a-boo” serenades! Everyone in the family has been so patient and visited Lucy several times, where they got to know each other. Lucy loves being a chatterbox and will no doubt have plenty to talk about with them. We wish Lucy and her family the very best on their new life adventure together!
Baby, our Yellow-collared mini macaw, has also found his forever family. When Baby’s foster in San Diego had to move out of the county, PEAC had run out of foster homes he could comfortably move into. Luckily, Best Friends in Kanab, Utah, welcomed Baby into their adoption program and Parrot Garden! Baby had spent about 3 years here in San Diego with few inquiries, but almost immediately had a family interested in him once he reached Best Friends. Baby has since been adopted and is in a loving home – he finally got his “happily ever after” that he so very much deserved. Congratulations to Baby and his new family and our deepest thanks to Best Friends for helping PEAC and making Baby’s wishes come true.
PEAC has 12 more parrots looking for new homes – including four Blue and Gold macaws and one Greenwing macaw, all from individual homes. Please visit all their pet profile pages at: PEAC.petfinder.com and click on “View My Pets.”
We could always use foster homes for our parrots, now more than ever. Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you’re interested in becoming a foster “parront”!
Update on Virulent Newcastle Disease Outbreak in Southern California
Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND,) continues to be a concern in Southern California. One property with chickens in San Diego County (in Ramona,) was recently determined to be positive for VND on August 31st, but NO additional positives in San Diego County have since been reported by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Although this highly contagious and fatal viral disease primarily affects poultry, it is a threat to all birds, including parrots, should they be located near a premises which tests positive for VND. Since only one property tested positive for VND in San Diego County, only a very small area consisting of several properties in Ramona, about 1km in size, has been locally quarantined. The VND regional quarantine zone is still in place around Los Angeles County, Riverside County and parts of San Bernardino County.
Wherever you are located, we encourage all bird owners to practice good biosecurity including not visiting feed stores or locations that contain poultry, waterfowl or feed for these species. If you visit any areas with pet or wild birds, keep separate shoes and clothing to wear and leave outside your home. Then when arriving home, wash up and change into fresh clothing and shoes to wear inside with your own pet birds. If you bring a new bird into your home, it is always good to keep them quarantined in a separate room, away from other birds, with separate food, water, bowls, and wear separate clothing when handling them, for a period of 30 days. Always tend to quarantined birds last, and wash thoroughly after exiting their room. Clothing, hair, hands and shoes can all be sources of transmitted diseases and viruses, including but not limited to VND.
The CDFA has a tremendous amount of information regarding VND, including a “Disease Prevention Guide for Backyard and Pet Bird Owners” with specific guidelines which can be found at: Biosecurity for Pets. Or visit the CDFA’s website for quarantine maps, information and details on the current VND outbreak here: CDFA VND News.
Should you have any problem viewing those materials, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or respond to this newsletter and we will get you more information about VND.
There have been no new cases in Southern California since September 9th in Riverside County, and the number of new cases has been slowing. If we all work together, use property biosecurity and not move birds from inside a quarantine zone to outside a quarantine zone, this outbreak will end soon.
As 2019 comes to a close, don’t miss our last classes and events for the year!
Classes for “Parrot Behavior, Foraging and Enrichment” (required for adoption) are scheduled for October 19, 2019 and November 16, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at San Diego County North Animal Shelter located at 2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, California, 92011. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, so that we know you’re coming! Additionally, please let us know which parrot you are interested in adopting so that we may have them present early for a “meet and great” starting at 12:30pm. You may register at our website at: www.peac.org or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Outreach Events of 2019
September 26th, this Thursday, join us for #RememberMeThursday at Balboa Park on 6th Ave., between El Prado and Juniper Street, near Nate’s Point Dog Park, from 5:45pm to 7:00pm. You can also show your support by sharing messages about parrot and pet adoption on social media using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday. Let’s make sure the world knows there are wonderful parrots and pets of all species just waiting in local rescues to find a home! Visit www.remembermethursday.org for more information about this special day.
October 12th from 11:00am to 3:00pm, we'll have our booth, volunteers and adoptable parrots at Grossmont Center for the MEGA Adoption event “Howl-O-Ween Hounds!" Hundreds of available pets by dozens of rescues will be available, and almost everyone (pets included!) will be in costume! Last year was a blast, you won’t want to miss this spook-ta-cular event!
November 23rd is “Doggie Street Festival Adopt-a-thon” at Liberty Station’s NTC Park in Point Loma from 9:00am to 3:00pm. It’s our fourth time attending, so get ready to holiday shop and adopt! This beautiful location will be filled with hundreds of pet rescues from all over San Diego County - make us part of your day as you peruse the booths and nearby restaurants and shops!
December 7th from 11:00am to 3:00pm, we are back at Grossmont Center for the MEGA Adoption event “Santa Paws!” You know the drill: See a movie, do some holiday shopping, and meet hundreds of adoptable pets, including our parrots! You might find someone special to kiss under the mistletoe and ring in the new year with!
On behalf of our parrots and all our volunteers, I send our warmest wishes of gratitude for your continued support.
Our summer in Southern California has finally kicked into full gear with clear skies and warm evenings. You could even say its the “Dog Days Of Summer” which was also the theme of the most recent Mega Pet Adoption Event we attended at Grossmont Center and hosted by San Diego Animal Support Foundation. One of our fantastic volunteers April shared her videos showcasing PEAC’s parrots at the event on our Facebook page (“@peac.org” in the search bar,) so be sure to check them out!
Classes on June 30th!
We have two classes back that you may not have seen in some time, in addition to our regular adoption classes. Join us Sunday, June 30th, at the San Diego Humane Society on Gaines Street in San Diego. Some parrots that are available for adoption will be at these classes.
“My Parrot Won’t Eat That!” Gain insight into teaching your bird to accept new foods! As prey animals, parrots are instinctively wary of new things, however with various methods you can teach your parrot to eagerly consume a healthier diet. (11am - 11:45am)
“Managing Reproductive Behaviors in Companion Parrots” Does your parrot lay eggs? Act aggressively towards you or family members around his/her cage? Insist on pleasuring themselves on toys, perches or you? Come learn what triggers these seasonal urges and strategies to minimize these behaviors. (11:45am - 12:30pm.)
Also on June 30th, we will have the classes required for parrot adoption:
“Parrot Behavior, Foraging and Enrichment” Learn how to keep your couch potato parrot active through positive and interesting challenges AND how to observe and reinforce positive behaviors in your companion parrot. (1:30 - 3:30pm)
PEAC Members are FREE! Annual membership with PEAC is just $20 a year. Please visit www.peac.org to register by clicking on the “Calendar” tab or contact us if you have any questions!
So many adoptions!
Ruby was adopted! Ruby, PEAC’s Greenwing macaw definitely chose his new family and Jenell shared with us that "It’s amazing how the trust starts from the beginning. We are so lucky that he loves us as we much as we love him." Don’t worry - we made sure Ruby took his favorite toy with him (the cute little toy we saw Ruby holding in the last newsletter - a little stuffed red parrot…aw!)
Mango our Alexandrine was adopted! Mango’s new family was woo-ed quickly by Mango’s attention during their visits with him. We haven’t really shared his photo much before now, because he charmed them so quickly and so thoroughly. We know they’ll have many happy years together.
Ollie our Cinnamon mutation Green-cheek conure was adopted! Ollie’s new mom April was persistent and patient with her interest in Ollie, who was a bit shy initially. However, Ollie loves anyone with food, and perhaps sharing some treats together was when love began to grow between them for the first time. Ollie began to preen her hair and woo her, and that was that! Since Ollie’s adoption, April has been sharing adorable photos and videos of the adventures they’ve been having and clever enrichment ideas where Ollie has to find where she has hidden a snack. Totally adorable together!
Elvis, the Congo African Gray, has left the building! Well, actually, Elvis is staying... because he was adopted by his foster family! Do you think he enchanted them with renditions of "Love Me Tender" or "Don't Leave Me Now” ? Because they just "Can't Help Falling in Love" with him! Congratulations to Elvis & his family - we are "All Shook Up" for your happy ending!
Kiwi our Green-cheek conure was adopted! More congratulations are in order as he has found his forever home with a wonderful family. He is absolutely the king of his new castle with lots of fun to have and love to share.
Mango the Senegal parrot was adopted! What’s the first thing you do when you’ve won the family lottery? Have a shower and get all cleaned up to make a good first impression apparently! The photos did not come out very clear, so you’ll have to take our word for it that a splashing time was had by all. Congratulations Mango!! (His video is on Facebook and Instagram!)
But even with all of these adoptions, new parrots are coming in every week to find their happy endings too.
Such as... Tiki a female Cinnamon mutation Green-cheek conure who is so sweet and lovable and looking for that special person or family to share their life with.
Picasso and Albert are kind, male, Blue and Gold macaws, and Carmen is a female Blue and Gold, all from separate homes, who have recently arrived and are getting used to their new surroundings.
Buddy is a gentle-natured male Congo African Grey and Amos (a female Congo African Grey,) is still with us, both looking for a home.
Polo a Red-lored Amazon parrot, who truly loves children and is so gentle, is still here as is Conner (Meyer’s parrot) and Skye (Grey mutation Indian Ringneck - so fun and curious!)
Perhaps you know someone who needs “a little more parrot” in their life? If so, point them to our website www.peac.org, where a link to our adoptable parrot profiles is on the front page. Or visit www.peac.petfinder.com - and we’re always here to answer any questions. Please keep spreading the word about adoption so that all pets waiting to be adopted will find that special someone and get to go home.
Gratitude for Donations!
Thank you to our generous parrot diet donors!! Thank you Philip for all of the bags of Harrison's diet you provided, our parrots have loved it!! Abril, thank you so much for your donation sent directly from Nuts.com, of course always popular as Amos immediately dove into the Pistachios upon arrival! And thank you to the London family for sending a huge bag of Soak n Serve from Christine's Chop!
Thank you Marcin & Jana for your gift of two HUGE bags of Christine’s Chop for our adoptable parrot flock! They LOVE the Soak and Serve Chop and it gives our fosters a night off from cooking while still providing a warm delicious & nutritious meal. We are truly grateful for your amazing generosity and for the lovely note that Christine and her elves always include in the box,
We always welcome donations! If you are interested in sending our parrots some treats, the following websites will send your donations directly to our PO Box and have our pre-selected preferences on their charity pages: Nuts.com - search under “gifts” and then “charities” and look for PEAC! ChristinesChopShop.com - Click the tab on her homepage for “Rescue Wish Lists” and find our name to find our preferences.
We also accept donations of pelleted parrot diets like Harrison’s, Caitec, Zupreem natural and Mazuri parrot diet, and toys - toys - toys! You can ship them directly to our Post Office box at:
PEAC’s Parrots - PO Box 600423, San Diego, CA 92160. Should you need to send your donation directly to a physical location, please let us know and we will make arrangements!
Did you Celebrate World Parrot Day on May 31st? We sure did - but we love celebrating our parrots every day…. Because WE ARE our parrots’ WORLD every day!
Thank you members, and keep spreading the word about parrot adoption!
Kelly Flynn, President
Parrot Education and Adoption Center
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