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Review for Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I was debating about getting a Cockatoo as a pet, the Sanctuary first had me visit and meet all of their birds. They were realistic in pointing out I probably should not start out with one of the huge Cockatoos I had dreamed of having. They educated me about the time and responsibilities involved with having parrots and cockatoos as pets. They also took the time to learn about my family and its structure and habits, so they could try and match us up with the birds that would be a good match for us. The Lily Sanctuary definitely knows what they are doing because they managed to connect us with a bird that has blended into our family perfectly. Our Lesser Crested Sulphur Cockatoo was known to be more inclined to being with male handlers, but she easily balanced between lovingly interacting with me, a female, and also lovingly interacting with my 9 year old son and all his friends. Our bird adopted from the Sanctuary is such a great match, she became the team mascot for my son's soccer team and all the boys would give her a gentle rub on the head before the start of their games. This team ended up being the Champions for their age division, and when trophies were handed out the Coach insisted our bird from the Lily Sanctuary be with the team for all the victory photos. Our Lily rescue was thought of as the team's good luck charm. My son and I think of the Lily Sanctuary as a bigger luck charm for birds, especially those in need of new homes or permanent fostering.

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Role:  Client Served & Adopted a bird from Lily Sanctuary and was taught more by them about birds than I ever would have expected.