This site is
about the 18 parrots that I currently share my life with and their stories.
There are 4 Congo African Greys, 3 Timneh African Greys, 2 Senegals, 5 Cockatiels,
1 Love Bird and 2 Rose Breasted Cockatoo and 1parakeet. They are all in various
stages of recovery from their behavioral issues. Most of their issues are of
no fault of their own. Some were misunderstood by their previous owners or put
in situations that brought out basic survival instincts. Some of my birds are
phobic, some have aggression issues, others have feather destruction disorders.
All of them have improved to some degree. Most will never be able to be placed
in a "regular" homes. I am currently working on their individual pages
so you can follow their progress and regressions. Please be patient because
working with these birds takes a lot of time and I can only update this website
in my spare time. Thank you for taking the time to visit and please stop back
often to see the updates.
If you would like to contact me please send me e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd like to welcome our newest flock member Gabriel. Gabriel is a young Congo African Grey who was given to us because he was very ill with a bacterial infection. He was on antibiotics and homeopathic treatment for the infection. He was quarantined for several months before he could meet the flock. He is a feather picker and slightly phobic. We think due to the infection and having to be force fed medicine 6 times a day when he was so young. He is in the bird room now with the rest of the greys. Gabriel chooses not to interact with the other birds but will sit in his cage next to you and beg to be scratched on the head. He won't step up and scared of hands and towels, hates to be wet but loves his veggies and pellets. He spends his days, by his choice sitting in front of the window basking in the sun and watching the people go by on the sidewalk far below. Gabriel has celebrated his first birthday on March 15th, 2007. He is larger then the rest of the Congos here, weighing in at just over 500 grams.
We have had a tough summer and fall here. We lost Rudy one of our lovebirds to gout and kidney failure in July. Today, November 1st 2007, we lost his cage mate and best buddy Gympie a male parakeet. Gympie suffered with a cancerous tumor on his abdomen. Rudy and Gympie were both given up by a family that was moving back to Australia two years ago and couldn't take them with. Both the little guys will be terribly missed. Thanks you to Dr. Susan Horton for her wonderful care of both the little guys.
Click on the links below to view individual pages for each of my parrots.
there is no beauty
Without questions, there is no hope
Without struggle, there is no reason
Without pain, there is no discovery
Without Love, there is nothing.
site is dedicated to all the behaviorally challenged parrots that Michelle Karras
has worked with at:
The Polite Parrot - Avian Behavior Consulting
and to all the rescue birds and Rich Weiner at:
A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.
but not least, my husband Gary who has infinite patience with all my birds,
and who bought me my first cockatiel, Perl.
My life has never been the same since she came into my life.