This holiday season, give the gift of a better quality of life to rehomed companion parrots. Each year, PRC holds the Spirit of Giving to raise funds to help special birds.

This year’s recipients for the annual Spirit of Giving Campaign are:

Rusty, Moluccan Cockatoo

Rusty, Moluccan Cockatoo

Photo taken November 5, 2017.

Clementine, Moluccan Cockatoo

Clementine, Moluccan Cockatoo

Clementine is a lovely Cockatoo with pre-existing leg issues. Photo taken November 5, 2017.

Cricket , Umbrella Cockatoo

Cricket , Umbrella Cockatoo

Meet Cricket , a shy 20-year-old male Cockatoo. Photo taken November 5, 2017

Rusty, Clementine and Cricket

Rusty is an adorable Moluccan Cockatoo with a cloaca prolapse. He had two past surgeries which were not successful. Rusty’s present prolapse has been for about two years.

Clementine is in intensive care with Dr. McDonald. She was flown from Vancouver Island on November 7th with internal bleeding. Prior to the 2016 closure of the World Parrot Refuge, Coombs, B.C., these Cockatoos were taken by two former employees. At some point, Clementine was given to the family who had Rusty and Cricket.

From what we know, circumstances in the family changed and the birds needed to be rehomed and were being given away. Parrot Resource Centre was approached by caring individuals who were concerned for the health and welfare of the birds. On November 5th, the three cockatoos were taken into temporary foster care.

Rusty and Clementine require immediate avian veterinary care, which they will receive with the wonderful gesture of Dr. Anne McDonald, Night Owl Bird Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. Near the end of the month, Rusty, Clementine and Cricket will be flown from B.C. to Edmonton, AB to begin their journey to new homes and families.

PRC has donated $800 for Rusty’s new cage at Meika’s Safehouse, which had already purchased cages for Clementine and Cricket.

PRC is grateful to Dr. McDonald and Meika’s Safehouse for stepping forward to help Rusty, Clementine and Cricket.

My Donation to the Spirit of Giving 2017:

Donations will be used for Rusty, Clementine, Cricket and other birds in need of special care now and throughout 2018.

Donations can be made online via PayPal to or cheque payable to Parrot Resource Centre, PO Box 5241, High River, AB T1V 1M4

The PRC is dedicated to the premise that better education of people will lead to the proper care and improved welfare of companion birds. Every puchase/donation made on our store or via the methods above go directly to the education and welfare of these precious birds.

A note regarding receipts:

We are a registered non-profit society, incorporated in Alberta on June 26, 2012. However, we can not issue receipts for income tax purposes because we are not a registered charity.

To keep operating costs minimal, general receipts are not issued for cash/cheque donations under $21 or PayPal donations, unless requested.

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