Dr Julie and her staff are wonderful, caring and compassionate, she has been taking care of our African grey for years and always makes time for our questions and concerns
Working as a volunteer, I saw the love and care that went into every abandoned bird or bird who lost their family through sickness or death. From vet care to being in a safe place to finding the bird a forever home, the staff and volunteers work with love to give the birds what they need. Dr. Burge and Nurse Julie provide great care to the birdie patients and work to keep care affordable because keeping birds healthy is what is important.
We adopted our little budgie Burge Bird Resue. We love him! It feels good to rescue a bird that has had a vet exam. To love a pet that needs another chance is a win, win, win situation.
I adopted four parakeets/budgies from Burge Bird Rescue on Nov. 18, 2013. The facility was very impressive: clean, organized, well-lit; knowledgeable staff; wonderful bird room housing a variety of species in appropriately sized cages. Dr. Burge explained each of the four parakeets' health profiles and answered my many questions. Very professional place while also manifesting kindness toward the birds and the human clients. I highly recommend this facility.
I adopted four budgies (parakeets) from Burge Bird Rescue in November, 2013. Dr. Burge was extremely thorough in her communication with me about the birds' history, any potential medical issues, their recent medical tests. I was extremely impressed with the facility (clean, organized, cheery) and the staff (knowledgeable, helpful, efficient). Adopting a parrot is rewarding but can also be stressful, and I felt more confident than I have elsewhere that the birds received top-notch care and attention.
I drove four hours, across the entire state of Missouri, from the Illinois side of St. Louis Metro area to Dr Burges rescue to adopt a parakeet.I had adopted keets from the Chicago area and at Independence, MO (not too far from Dr. Burge.)I filled out the app and spoke to them on the phone and we arranged a day and time.There was about a 2 hour misunderstanding on the time,I thought it was 2 hours later than they did. THey were still very nice when I arrived. They had scheduled me around a surgery and I showed up at the wrong time. No problems. They were VERY kind to me. Nurse Julie(not to be confused with Dr. Julie!) went out of her way for me more than once. She went and got Benny, my new little guy. I wanted to take a photo of him in his travel cage, on his way to his new home. I went to the car and could NOT find my camera. I was panicked (card had 5+ years of photos-) and Nurse Julie came out to help me look.I did not ask. We did not find it and I thought I had left it at a rest stop. We went in and Nurse Julie called MO Dept of Transportation so I could find out who takes care of the rest stops and maybe I could locate it that way.. that was no help as they had no clue. But Nurse Julie was very nice to help in that way. Again, all her idea. I did not ask her to call. I had no idea to contact anyone. (camera was found once I calmed down!) Nurse Julie filled me in on Benny's diet and habits. Then she told me how to get back to Interstate 70 to St Louis, It was very confusing as those highways criss cross over one another about a dozen times..I got onto the highway but got immediately lost. AAA tried to talk me to the right place but were driving me in circles. (They admitted they told me a wrong direction) I noticed I was at the exit to go to the rescue, so I went back , unannounced. Nurse Julie was very understanding and printed a map and went over it with me. I took the map and was back on Interstate 70 in about 10 or so minutes. Everyone was so kind and helpful despite my lateness (and what I thought) being a pest. Burge Birds are in wonderful health. WheN I took Ben to my vet , he looked at him and right away said "he is in perfect feather". Dr. Burge has been so kind with me too since Benny is now a member of my bird family. I have asked her more than once for info on Benny re: behaviour and medical history. And despite being a full time vet and running the rescue she has willingly taken the time to call me or message me to help me find out as much as I can about my new little Benny. I think the** most important** thing and the thing that impresses me and I LOVE the most about Dr. Julie is that she takes the birds' feelings into consideration. She knows and recognizes and respects that they are more than little feathered robots.So ,so important and something I have never seen from a vet to be honest. She really deeply cares for these guys. She has many birds waiting for a loving home, please help Dr. Burge and the birds! I probably will be later again ,at some point!
I have adopted three birds from Burge Bird rescue. Since I live more than 2 hrs away they were very nice to let me come up and spend as much time as I wanted to get to know the birds and pick out the best ones for our family. I could not ask for more knowledgable and helpful people. If any of the birds have any issues that need to be dealt with they are upfront with you about everything that you need to do to ensure the correct care of the bird and their adoption fees are more than reasonable . They also sometimes have several used cages for reasonable prices which is a big help when you need a cage for your new friend. It's a great place to get a bird!! Be sure to check them out!
Burge Bird Services does so much does so much for abandon, unwanted and neglected birds of all kind. I have adopted from them and would not have it any other way. All proceeds go to a great cause for everything they do to care for such a great companion. I will always go to Burge Bird Services for all of my pets needs. Thank you for all you do and please continue your services for many years to come.
I met Dr Julie Burge online and amazed how she openly shares her knowledge with everyone. Her heart is in the right place and she is a pro in the rescue world and hers goes 24/7. I found Julie online because she does a vet tip of the day and I have shared her tips on many days. I rescued a couple older male umbrella cockatoos and got online starving for knowledge and found her information helped me on several occasions. People who live around her are lucky to fine such a fine Aviary vet because that is not so easy where I live.
I fell in love with a female Blue and Gold Macaw that had been at Burge Bird Rescue for a year. She was not my friend at first, but with regular visits she grew to like me and then to really trust me. I am so glad I took her home and made her a part of my family!
I have donated to Burge Bird Rescue and will continue to support them because of the tireless work that Dr. Burge does on behalf of birds. She goes out at all times of the day or night to provide rescue and emergency services for birds in need. She lovingly cares for them and restores them to physical and emotional health. She also supports birds through the provision of extensive education regarding birds and bird care to the public utilizing multiple forums and methods. I have rarely seen a rescuer that is as dedicated to animal rescue as Dr. Burge is.
I wasn't looking to adopt another bird, but when Dr. Julie heard that I have two elderly (9 years old and 11 years old) budgies, she immediately asked if I would adopt a 12-year-old budgie with one bad foot. I couldn't refuse - he was perfect for my household! The volunteers at Burge Bird Rescue have a particular talent for matching adoptable birds with people to love them. Kermit (formerly known as Jule), is a happy little guy getting along very well at my home. Thank you!
Thank you so much for my sweet baby Nico! I'm so happy we adopted him from your rescue. It's great to see a rescue run by people that love and care for birds as much as I do!
Rarely does one get a chance to see any organization that operates with such energy, dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and Integrity as Burge Bird Rescue. Our community is very fortunate to have this wonderful rescue. Please support their incredible work in any way possible.
I met dr Julie Burge and staff in 1995. She is so dedicated to helping healing and house calls, I also have so much respect for all her care and love she provides birds in need. You can count on her for her help whether it's for rescuing birds in need a screening the adopted parents of a bird or owner in need of assistance. Dr Julie Burge and staff are a wonderful ,caring loving rescue organization that should be commended for their devotion.
I just started going to Dr. Burge a few months ago, and I think she is incredible. She obviously knows her stuff, and is willing to give excellent advice to help you with any bird problems that arise. I feel bad for her and the other people that work there, though, because they see so many sad cases day in and day out. Believe me, she and her staff are very much appreciated out here.
The work & dedication of Dr. Julie Burge & her staff can't be measured. They work tirelessly for the health and well-being of our bird-friends.
I volunteered at Burge Bird Rescue for several years before I became crippled. Her love for birds, and all animals is apparent by her countless hours, energy and free services to those in need. Dr. Burge is well-known in the bird community for her rescue efoorts, and I have seen first-hand how she impacts the lives of birds, and their care-givers in a way that benifits all. I've also had the honor to adopt a few precious birds, and they continue to enrich my life!
I have never met an organization more dedicated to the health and well being of animals. They are open 6 days a week, and will even return your phone calls for emergencies on their one day off. I adopted one of my babies from there, and wouldn't take all 3 of them anywhere else for their care.
We have been clients of Dr. Burge for 8 years. I have never met anyone so dedicated to the well being of birds. She works tirelessly for birds that need help for rescue or health issues. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Burge and Nurse Julie and their staff. We have adopted 3 birds from Burge Bird Rescue and she gave us the history and health issues of each bird. I have a lot of respect for the work they do to rescue birds.
Dr. Julie and Nurse Julie are my heroes, as is their crew of volunteers who also work tirelessly to help abused, abandoned, and homeless birds, dealing with heartbreaking stories almost every day. Each and every bird is given compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough care, whether it be just grooming or life-saving surgery.
I first learned of Burge Bird Rescue several years ago when my Peach Fronted Conure became very ill and am firmly convinced he would not have lived as long as he did without their special care. It was like a breath of fresh air for appointments to be more like visiting with concerned family members instead of the, “wham bam, take a number and stand in line, Ma’am,” attitude so common with other bird vets.
Their dedication to and compassion for bird health and safety is apparent in their website, where they clearly state that they make house calls, (how many vets do that nowadays?) and maintain detailed information on care, feeding and steps that can be taken in case of emergencies.
I’ve since adopted birds from Burge Bird Rescue. They’re the only bird vet I will see.
Dr. Burge is an exceptional avian veterinarian. She is extremely knowledgeable and practical and dedicated to helping birds of all kinds. She will help paying customers and sweet ducks that she rescues on her own time! She was very helpful in educating my 12 year old on bird care, as we are new bird owners and have a lot to learn! You will love this practice and the results that you will get!
Stacy Lyle, DVM