Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, Ltd.

Rating: 4.98 stars   181 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 2166 Scottsdale AZ 85252 USA

Mission: The Oasis Sanctuary is a Rescue and Retirement facility for exotic birds, predominantly CITES I and II endangered birds. We offer birds a stable and loving home for the duration of their natural lives. We do not sell or breed birds. We do not offer birds for adoption. Many of The Oasis birds come from other rehabilitation and/or adoption programs where qualified personnel determined it was not in the bird's best interets to be placed in private homes. Some of our birds have "special needs", are physically handicapped or challenged requiring unique living or feeding situations. Several have been bounced from home to home, often being physically and/or emotionally abused and have simply become too fearful of people to be companions to people any longer. A number of The Oasis birds are "retired" breeders, or other birds originally imported for production purposes, which, due to age, infirmity or temperament often would be facing euthanasia. Because many of our birds are not interested in or are incapable of human interaction, they are housed with the same or similar, compatible species in non-breeding pairs or small flocks in large outdoor flights.
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The Oasis Sanctuary Foundation Ltd. is one of the very few organizations where you can place your beloved, feathered family member and know positively that your bird will be well cared for for the rest of his/her life. The people at The Oasis are loving caretakers of birds from all circumstances - be it someone's pet, an abused bird, an unwanted bird, a confiscated bird (or birds), etc. They have their own veterinarian on the premises and people who work one on one with sick or injured parrots, in their own homes and around the clock. Sybil Erden has, almost singlehandedly, built this fabulous sanctuary for parrots that no one else will take or ever care about. If they are very lucky, I hope that, some day, my birds will end up at the Oasis Sanctuary, when I can no longer care for them or am no longer here to do so. I can't imagine a better haven for my "children" than The Oasis Sanctuary.

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Oasis Sanctuary almost has to be seen to be believed! I'm not even a bird person but drove down from Phoenix when my girlfriend who has had birds nearly her whole life came to visit. I knew she would enjoy the tour but had no idea that I would come away with not only a huge admiration for the sanctuary but a love for these babies who have all been abused or had owners who could not keep them because of illness or inappropriate expectations of bird care and interaction. These people know every one of those birds' names, their idiosyncrisies, their favorite games and foods, and each one's social needs. It is just flat out incredible, and if I lived closer I would be down there all the time helping in any way I could.

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I have visited the Oasis and am really impressed on the cleanliness and care and work done by everyone there. My goodness, the birds eat better than me !!! Their lives are like living in a resort where they can scream as loud as they want with no neighbors around to complain. This is almost like back in the jungle where a lot of them originally are from. How lucky is that.? From Joanie C.

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We have two rescue birds that share our home and when we heard about the Oasis Sanctuary we were so excited to know that if our birds outlived us since we are not youngsters anymore that we knew they could have a good home if our one relative that enjoys birds was unable to take them if there comes a time we can no longer care for them or pass away before them. We have visited twice and it is just amazing the care that these birds receive. It is also heartbreaking to realize that so many people have no idea what is involved in caring for these birds and then they have problems and no one wants them anymore. They are loved and cared for in the most amazing setting out in the beautiful high country of Arizona. We try to donate what we can in the way of monies and just love the letters and emails they send out telling about the birds and their needs. It is too bad that all birds are not wild and free but once they are used to people caring for them or far from their native homes they must be cared for by someone. The Oasis Sanctuary is a wonderful place for these amazing creatures to live out their lives in peace and

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It is so nice to know that there is a place that takes care of birds since they have such a long life if they are well cared for that they often outive their owners or live longer than a caretaker can care for them. I like knowing there is somewhere that will take our "girls" if and when we can no longer care for them or both pass away.

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My family and I visited the OASIS Sanctuary a few years ago and were truly impressed by the care that they give to their birds (over 600 of them). We have a single parrot so I understand the amount of work needed to care for these birds. Sybil Erden (currently on the board of directors) gave us the tour. She knew each of the birds by name and it was clear how much she cared for them. Since then, we have sponsored Rafiki - an African Grey like ours at home. We have monitored the progress at the OASIS as they have continued to improve conditions for the birds by building aviaries so that the birds can enjoy socializing with each other and a more natural life.

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As a long time animal/bird advocate I believe parrots are often overlooked. Though I support all animal rescues I find the plight of parrots most compelling. Often they are obtained on a whim without doing the necessary research which should be done before any animal is acquired. It is bad enough when a dog or cat is affected but parrots are long lived intelligent creatures who are high maintenance pets. With excessive breeding, thoughtless purchases and an aging generation of owners there are an abundance of parrots needing placement. The Oasis is a much needed facility.

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There are many great dog & cat rescue groups. The Oasis is the only sanctuary that exclusively cares for birds. As a bird lover and bird parent the work and care they give to the resident birds is unsurpassed.The Oasis is truly a Great Nonprofit.

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Anyone who has birds knows the great things Oasis does and provides for them. They are the best!!!!

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If you are a bird or a person who appreciates the beauty of all nature, this is where you want to be. Both bird and man can be as free as possible at The Oasis. Sybil and the staff will take care of you for as long as they possibly can. Caroll

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I own 5 cockatoos, two of them rescued. My heart breaks when I see unloved, misunderstood birds. They are intelligent creatures and deserve to live a good life with people who understand them. I have not yet visited Oasis, but I know they care about their birds and give them the best care possible.

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