Javi Intake_edited

Javi Intake_edited

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Bob

Bob

Matilda

Matilda

Ruth

Ruth

Max

Max

Rainbow

Rainbow

Baby

Baby

Cricket

Cricket

Zoe

Zoe

Johnny & Hector

Johnny & Hector

JAVI

"...because no living being should be someone's hobby."

 

She arrived smelling of stale cigarette butts and rotted garbage. Her name was "Hobby" but we soon changed it to "Javi", (pronounced "Ha-Vee") because no living being should be someone's hobby

Birds like Javi are why we do what we do.

 

I wish that I could say that she was a unique case, but sadly there are thousands of Javi's out there. 

 

Parrots are not domesticated animals, even if they have been born into captivity and sold as "pets".

 

We may tame them but they still are wild.

Intelligent ~ Commical ~ Stubborn ~ Social ~ Beautiful ~ 

Loud ~ Headstrong ~ Charming ~ Graceful

Parrots like Poppy and Ruggles (right) are exceptional animals. And for 20 years the human of Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary has been committed to protecting them and the other exceptional birds in their flock.

 

But we are also realists. Parrots can live for 50 or more years. We know what happens when people realize the pretty bird they thought would be a fun pet turns out to be much more work than they bargained for. We've seen what happens when family members aren't prepared to handle Grandma's "pretty boy" after she passes away.

 

To help people and birds like Poppy and Ruggles in these situations, Tallgrass actively networks with animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and even human services groups, promoting the health and safety of captive parrots.  For their sake ... And ours.

 

 

TALLGRASS DOES NOT:

Buy birds ~ Sell birds ~ Foster birds ~

Breed birds ~ Broker birds ~ Place birds for adoption