A call for help: Babs needs surgery now.
She has developed postintubation tracheal stenosis from previous multiple prolapse surgeries (her throat is damaged from the constant intubation and tissue is dying). She will have to undergo surgery to remove dead tissue and widen her trachea.
Without the surgery Babs will die: she will not be able to breathe or eat.
The actual quote is $1400 to $1600 which includes medical boarding, not included in the guess. There is also an optional charge of $200 if we want the tissue tested and $100 for a culture, culture testing is more important.
Babs wants to live. Please show her you want her to live, too.
Please donate to help Babs.
See Babs' Youcaring page for details and photos.
Chico Needs A Loving, Adoptive or Foster Home
Can you help?
Read Chico's journey from death's door at link below:
Chico Update, April 2014 - Chico continues to look for a loving home - this is the 35 year-old BFA who was critical on October 19, 2013. Look at this fighter today. We did notice a bit of issue with the foaming on his left eye of recent and his avian vet, Dr. R. Weger, has prescribed a new eye drop, with tetracycline. Dr. Weger was very impressed at how great Chico is looking and doing, he had not seen Chico since early in the year. Dr. Weger only charged for Chico's meds, and Gloria Fantin donated the cost of the vet bill.
If you live in Canada and can open your heart and home to Chico, please contact PRC by pm or complete an adoption application on our website.
Thank you to everyone who helped Chico in his journey, we were humbled by the outpouring of love and support showered on Chico.
We also have a Moluccan Cockatoo, Congo African Grey, Senegal, and Cockatiels looking for that special long-term home.
We have a number of birds looking to be adopted into loving homes ... please go to the Adoptable tab and contact us for more information on these birds. If you are looking to adopt we are interested to hear from you as we do have requests from caregivers who are looking to find new homes for their bird/s and we will place you in direct contact.
PRC Is Looking For Volunteers & Foster Homes in Canada
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for companion birds and some available time to volunteer/foster with Parrot Resource Centre. If you can handle some stress, make a commitment and want to make a difference to parrots, we would love to hear from you. Whether it be direct contact with parrot caregivers, writing thank you cards, presenting educational information on parrots ... we need volunteers and foster homes (all foster homes do require a home check and completed application, experience not a prerequisite).
Contact any director under the About Us tab, we would love to chat with you (no restrictions on location either).
We rely on donations, along with fund raising, to continue our mission of education and welfare with a 100% volunteer team.
April 26 & 27
Join us at the Parrot Resource Centre Display where you can meet parrots and their caregivers; learn about parrots and ABA; have a parrot feather* hair extension adorn your head (for a nominal donation); talk to experienced parrot caregivers and donate to the Flight For Parrots 2014! See you there!
*Parrot feathers naturally moulted by companion parrots.
Check us out at Pet Expo
Did you know we have a great little online store?
Parrot Collars, Parrot Wellness Products and Toys, Healthy Sprout Mix, Warm Mittens, Cozy Slippers ... shop the PRC Online Not For Profit Store and support our mission.
We have it all, and at very reasonable prices, too. Check it out!
We are very excited to be launching a
NEW PARROT COLLAR DESIGN MADE IN ALBERTA!
Watch for details over the next month!
Check out our Behaviour Videos!
PRC Director Bev Penny is a student of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Meet her and her flock as she demonstrates simple techniques that you can use to have a better relationship with your bird. Bev is a qualified ABA instructor, implementing easy to understand lingo for anyone.
Update on ABA and Petey (video in Resources) - Nov. 2013:
"I had Petey at the vet today. My vet asked how things were going with Petey's screaming. I told him what a great job Bev Penny did with Petey, discussed the Parrot Resource Centre. He's interested in having PRC contact him about possibly working with other people who are having behaviour problems with their birds. His name is Dr. Evan Mavromatis at The Links Road Animal and Bird Clinic".
Update: Meeting with Bev Penny and team at Dr. Mavromatis clinic went very well - watch for more details in 2014.
Watch all the videos here. For example, check out how easy it is to get your bird to allow you to file his nails using Positive Reinforcement: Here's Zuki!