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Kat H.2

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Review for APR All Parrot Rescue, GRAHAM, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We followed APR online for a few years before deciding to add another bird to our flock. We weren’t sure if our current bird would like the idea of another bird, so we decided to foster. After filling out the adoption application we were contacted by the rescue to be interviewed and meet the current birds in care. This is a bit of a unique process but is actually the best way to find a bird that’s compatible with you because each bird will react to a new person differently, and when they like you they show it. This way you’re not getting a companion that won’t be a good fit long term, because every bird is an individual and, like people, may have certain preferences. However the bird we decided to foster was so depressed and terrified by being in rescue, he didn’t have the capacity to “choose” us. Having veterinary experience I was willing to take on a bird with medical issues, which Hanky, a Redbelly Parrot, had - a wing injury of unknown source. Unfortunately after weeks of veterinary visits, antibiotics, and x-rays, an infection in his bones required amputation of his wing. At that point he’d started becoming more comfortable with us and we felt committed to his care, and we formally adopted him. Hanky’s been part of our lives for 2 years and is a saucy boy that doesn’t let the fact he can no longer fly slow him down. He has his own followers on Facebook and is an advocate for disabled birds. Our original bird and Hanky tolerate but don’t enjoy each other’s company, so in December we adopted a second APR bird, Blu (blue-crowned conure) without having met her because APR is such a great judge of human and bird character and compatibility. She and our first bird are still in the process of bonding but she’s a great fit in our home.
APR spends time educating their followers and adopters on proper parrot care, networking with other rescues to help birds across the globe, maintaining over 50 birds in care including regular vet visits, provides excellent diet/nutrition/supplements and converts birds from a lifetime of poor nutrition, gives emotional and medical support to neglected and abused birds, and makes sure birds are only placed in homes committed to providing the same quality of care.

Role:  Volunteer