Conures

Conures

Ricky, Lucy, and Fred, hybrid crosses between the sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) and the nanday conure (Aratinga nenday), were born in 2014. They came to the Foundation from a facility that took excellent care of them to be a part of our educational program. They are healthy and love to greet all the guests who come to visit the Foundation. The sun conure, also known as the sun parakeet, is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot. Sun conures have predominantly golden-yellow plumage and their face and belly are orange with red around the ears. Young sun conures are predominantly green and...

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Macaws

Macaws

Tiki, Gizmo, Pauly, and Penny are blue-and-gold macaws, Andy and Gadget are catalina macaws, Elmo and Lucy are scarlet macaws, and Sergeant is a military macaw. Elmo is one of the Foundation’s special need residents. Elmo joined the Foundation because he was plucking out his own feathers. He has transitioned well and no longer plucks his feathers but he did permanent damage to the feather follicles and is missing most of his chest feathers. The scarlet, blue-and-gold, and military macaw are all naturally occurring macaw species. Catalina macaws are a hybrid cross between the blue-and-gold...

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Dewey – African Gray Parrot

Dewey – African Gray Parrot

Dewey is a male African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) who joined us in July, 2014, and was born around 1980. He came to us from a woman who had him as a pet but moved to a nursing home and couldn’t keep him. The African grey parrot is mostly grey, with a black bill, with red tail and undertail. Both males and females are similar in appearance; however juveniles will have dark grey to black eyes while adult eyes are greyish-yellow. Little is known about how these birds court each other in the wild, however they are known to be monogamous, and nest in the cavities of trees. After 3-5 eggs...

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Sherlock – African Gray Parrot

Sherlock – African Gray Parrot

Sherlock is a male African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) who joined us in 2010, and was born around 1997. Sherlock’s owner passed away and his family wasn’t able to keep him. We are happy to have him as part of our family. The African grey parrot is mostly grey, with a black bill, with red tail and undertail. Both males and females are similar in appearance; however juveniles will have dark grey to black eyes while adult eyes are greyish-yellow. Little is known about how these birds court each other in the wild, however they are known to be monogamous, and nest in the cavities of trees....

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Sweetheart – Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sweetheart – Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sweetheart is a female Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) who arrived the foundation in the summer of 2013, and we believe her to be born sometime in 2008. She came to the foundation because she was ill, due to losing her beak and being malnourished. Thanks to the foundations resources for the first few months here, she received 24-hour care with lots of love, creative enrichment to help with her nutrition, and was trained to use her beak as a shovel. Her diet consisted of a smoothie made of fruits and vegetables, bird starter food and many supplements. She is now able to eat more...

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