Maraca, a blue and gold macaw, was an egg when we first saw her in 2005. An owner offered to give her to us if she hatched and was OK. We came to pick her up when she was a month old, on a 120 degree day. She was dehydrated and her head drooped, she had no feathers, and two of her claws had been nipped off by the mother parrot. We didn’t think she’d live, but we fed her formula by Dixie cups every 3-4 hours and kept her in an incubator at 104 degrees – and she did very well! She knows how to say about 35 words but only when she feels like it. She likes to toss a ball or toy back and forth from the top of her cage, she plays peep-eye, and she loves to be read to and have her feet, under her wings and tummy scratched. She is very bossy – like she owns the place.
What it means to sponsor a parrot:
• Parrot sponsorships are available in a range of values, from $10 - 100, and are set up as a monthly donation.
• A parrot's sponsor may choose (or choose not) to have their name/logo and link to website on their parrot's page. (If you wish to have your photo or your company's logo displayed, please email us your logo and name to display after signing up on PayPal.
• Sponsorship donations are reserved specifically for the sponsored parrot and will cover any expenses that the parrot may incur.
• Sponsorships ensure the parrot lives a comfortable, enriching life- from food to veterinary fees and future aviary construction.
• Sponsorships are managed through PayPal, a globally used, secure and safe transaction site.
• Any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a 'one-time' donation for a specific parrot click here.
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