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Good Fox Birdie Haven

Good Fox Birdie Haven
CROWDRISE : Mar 10, 2013
Tax ID: 45-5300779
BASED: Algona, WA, United States


Good Fox Birdie Haven

Rescue Unwanted Parrots

Rescue, shelter, rehabilitate and re-home abused, neglected, and unwanted domestic birds.

According to Best friends Animal Society, “there are literally hundreds of thousands of parrots that already have been rescued by the approximately 100 established parrot sanctuaries and thousands of smaller rescues in the U.S., each housing an average of 100 to 2,000 parrots.  People generally are not equipped to provide for parrots’ emotional, social and physical needs over their entire lifetime, and it is common for the birds to outlive their owners...We have every reason to believe the sharp increase in the number of owned parrots will cause an equally sharp increase in the number of homeless pet parrots.”

Given this stark, tragic reality, every well-operated and well-funded parrot shelter, where the birds’ nutritional, medical, social and recreational needs are met, is desperately needed.

Long-Term Quality Care:  Provide a high quality, permanent residence for a select number of birds at our facility.(i.e un-adoptable birds) due to being elderly living out their last years of life, birds with severe behavior issues from severe abuse, neglect or concern of the birds permanent re-homing destination of the person who relinquishes.

Education: Work in schools, colleges, and in other community settings and online, to educate as many people as possible about the plight of the “Psittacine” population in captivity and the mostly unmet needs of these highly intelligent social animals.  Sadly, with only minimal knowledge of these highly intelligent parrots, they are in great demand by people and only to end up in heinous conditions at the owners hand for lack of interpersonal understanding as well as experience of the needs of these wonderful creatures to enable them to thrive outside of their natural habitat.  Remarkably in general, parrots are not suited to be pets.  Unlike “dogs and cats, which have been domesticated for thousands of years, parrots are only (at best) a couple of generations out of the wild.  “Remarkably, because “parrots may be the third most popular pet in the country, “ as the Best Friends Animal Society attests.(

A constantly caged, lonely, unattended parrot will immediately become a “problem bird”  (the owner being the real problem), who will soon become the object of abuse.  Deny these social creatures the close social bonds their biological blueprint dictates and you have a depressed, feather-denuded bird on your hands.  There is, therefore, a dire need for as many educators as possible, considering the popularity of parrots as pets, and the widespread misconception about parrots.  As an example of the latter, consider the film “Rio”, in which parrots, who resemble humans and primates in their  unique ability to manipulate objects with their dexterous, hand-like digits are depicted as having the claw-configuration of a common bird.  Unlike most ordinary birds who have one back-and three front claws, the parrot has two in front and two at the back.  These he cups when he eats, as the parrot will delicately hold a piece of food in his claw and pick at it with his beak.  The human being’s fantastic facility with his digits is one indication of his great intelligence.  Likewise, the parrot also uses his dexterous appendages to manipulate objects with considerable purpose.(

 In the wild, parrots live in complex social arrangements.  As caged companions, parrots cry out for as much free time-out as possible, flight where feasible, a rich and varied diet, and flock.  The last means a loving family or significant, human other.  Human beings have often, conveniently, explained the parrot’s speech as pure mimicry.  In our experience with these sensitive and sentient beings,  As well as proven facts in the case studies of Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s  “Alex” the Congo African Grey  (,  that African Grey’s have the intelligence of a four to five year old child. In addition to having the abilities to learn as a pre-schooler, count items, name colors, textures, take words and put them into literary context to form a sentence, as well as having the emotional intellect of a two year old.  Just as a child would, the parrot absorbs the (limited) language he is capable of acquiring through imitation, behavioral conditioning, reinforcement, all in social context.  As is the case with institutionalized toddlers, an isolated, abused parrot will have often missed out on the crucial, optimal period during which language is learned. Sadly, with only minimal knowledge of these highly intelligent parrots by the general populace, they are in great demand by people, and only to end up in heinous conditions at the owners hand, for lack of interpersonal understanding as well as experience of the needs of these highly intellectual creatures.

Collaboration: Work with recognized avian-centered organizations and other animal-welfare outfits to give parrots pride-of-place in assorted public, awareness-raising campaigns, from which parrots are currently excluded.  Funds are solicited for and awareness raised over the airwaves about abused and needy dogs and cats, but not about parrots.  Despite their popularity as pets and their prevalence in American homes, natural disasters come and go without any mention of the plight of the Psittacine victims.  Again, Best friends Animal Society (with which we hope to buddy) forewarns that, “The number of owned parrots, including cockatoos and macaws, soared 417 percent in the last 20 years from 11.6 million in 1990, to 40 million in 2006, and to 60 million in 2010.  There could be as many as 100 million captive parrots by 2020...The estimated numbers were based on population forecasts, collected from a number of organizations including the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Avian Welfare Coalition site.

 Goal:  Our goal is to use our educational skills as well as interpersonal skills of working “hands on” for many years with these exotic domestic birds to make a difference. In which we all share in equal vision that, most cases we have found are in bondage of human prey that are living in hopeless, abusive situations. Again, in which we all hope to help eradicate.

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