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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I have gone the last two Tuesdays to the parrot rescue here in Maryland. It is a bit if a tiring drive, but I feel great once I am there. They have many, many macaws, even a hyacinth macaw. KC is gorgeous and gentle. I was able to carry her around on my forearm for a bit and two cockatoos also. I think I counted 4 cockatoos, 4 grays, and quite a few Amazons. They have a couple of different pionus (?) and one senegal. Oh, and a galah cockatoo. Several conures, mostly sun conures, male and female electus. Several birds are pluckers, some are dealing with anger issues, but all love the main man that started the rescue. It is actually in his home; has been for over 20 years. They do birthday parties and different activities to raise money for their care. He is now gearing up to visit wounded soldiers at a hospital in Maryland.

Don't know if I can post the name of his site on here, but you can find it through my facebook page (brand new and rather boring).

I am going to go on Tuesdays unless the drive becomes too much. Traffic wasn't bad today at all and the rain held off until I got home.

Maybe I can take pics there later. Not sure if that is permitted since he does raise money thru their pics.
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Wow, sounds wonderful! I am envious of you .

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Wow, I'm jealous I wish there was a parrot rescue near me!


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Well, it is 1 and 1/2 hours each way on a really busy beltway. But, I feel really good when I leave there.
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Sounds awesome! Very jealous of you meeting a hyacinth macaw

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That's fantastic that you're volunteering at a Parrot rescue! Are you wanting to adopt a bird?



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No, I have two that I am working with. If I had been aware of this rescue, I might have considered adopting. He has very rigid adoption rules; basically, the bird has to like you more than him and you have to be at least 30y old and volunteer several hours a week for 6 months.

I love the macaws and cockatoos, but fully understand the time and care you have to put in....no way. Although, there are two smaller cockatoos who are so cute. He has so many Amazons. I have to read up on why they are relinquished so often. They are a nice size parrot, as are the grays.

But, my two need my attention. oh, yeah.
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Well that's good that you're volunteering, I'd love to volunteer at a place like that if there was one near here.

Amazons are given up a lot because once they hit maturity they tend to get really aggressive and a lot of people don't know how to deal with the aggression.



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