My name is Princess Buttercup!

Ringneck for adoption in Blairstown, New Jersey - Princess Buttercup
Photo 1 - Ringneck for adoption in Blairstown, New Jersey - Princess Buttercup
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A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary

Facts about Princess Buttercup

  • Breed: Ringneck
  • Color: Yellow
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
Princess Buttercup is one of the birds that was seized by the NJSPCA from a horrible hoarding situation. She has been fully vetted and disease tested, and is a healthy girl ready for living the spoiled life!

Buttercup (she does not know her name, so it can be changed, just a nickname Jen gave her), is a bit of a diva. She does have one issue from being in a hoarding environment and not being handled is that she is afraid of hands in her cage. She is not usually aggressive, more worried and afraid, but sometimes she is fine. She has shown to willingly step up on your hand if you have a rag or light towel over it, so its definitely the appearance of hands. We tried stick training, but her fear was heartbreaking. With time, love and patience, this fear should fade as she learns her family only want to bring her out to enjoy life. She is extremely interactive, she loves to chatter and shows tremendous potential for trick training. She seeks out attention and interaction. Once out of the cage she is sweet and friendly, tho does still startle a bit with quick movements (again only because of her past). But with knowing the fear, we do not recommend her to a home with young children. When placed on a stand not close to people, she will find a way off the stand and literally trek across the room to get to where people are and ask to be picked up. She has wonderful potential.

She is not a screamer or such, but she is very vocal with mimic sounds, chatter and typical IRN sounds. She does love to have her head rubbed once out of the cage.

**reminder - IRNs are not legal in NJ. We cannot place with in a NJ home. PA, CT, NY are fine!!**

Anyone interested in adopting, email Jen at!
For anyone new to AHW, here is a bit about our adoption process, so everyone understands we never ship a bird and adopters must commit to coming to the shelter to working with bird multiple times to ensure its a good fit for bird and adopter, we look for the bird to pick their person and want to go home with adopters!

The Adoption Process:Fill out our online adoption application which can be found on our website, (no phone calls please). A representative from A Helping Wing will be in touch to answer all questions and discuss setting up a first visit. Additionally, we will also review your information and discuss any questions we may have. There are multiple visits required to interact with the bird you connect with (typically 3-4). Your first visit is what I compare to speed dating, you will meet many wonderful and sweet birds and we see who you connect with, attention is paid for how birds respond, we base our adoptions on the birds input and tell all adopters that when we let the bird choose, its always a good match! During the visit time frame, we typically perform a home visit as well. The home visit is a great chance to review bringing home a rescue bird, where to setup cages, dangers in the home that many people may not consider, diet, daily routines, etc. You should expect 3 visits as long as it is a strong match and the bird is connected with you, but with new bird owners, there may be a 4th and typically the bird would go home at that visit.

Note that multiple visits are required before adoption with the exception of budgies, cockatiels and finches (we do ask for photos of the cage and setup for these birds in lieu of home visit). Although there is no application fee, there is an adoption fee, which covers food, medical care, etc., and allows us to continue our efforts in rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for all of our birds. All birds at AHW have been vetted and have negative tests for any disease before they are made available for adoption!

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About A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary

About Our Rescue Group...

A Helping Wing began with just a few birds in Hopewell Junction NY and just kept growing. We are excited about our recent move to a 25 acre farm in Blairstown, NJ. We renovated an old garage /workshop into the rescue, and though renovations are still in progress we are very excited about seeing the finished product!

A Helping Wing takes in birds who are unwanted, abused, neglected, etc. and attempts to get them ready for adoption by socializing, teaching commands, and giving them a comfortable place to live in the meantime. We deal mostly with larger birds, but do also have some small birds in our "flock."

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donations can be sent to: A HELPING WING P.O. Box 259 Blairstown, NJ 07825 or use the Paypal link on our website:

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our adoption visits are done by appointment only, but keep checking back for information on upcoming events that we will be attending with some of our birds!

Our Adoption Process...

The Adoption Process:
* Email the above address for an adoption application. Complete and submit the application. ***The adoption application must be completed by someone over the age of 18 years old, and by the person who will be considered the bird's primary caretaker, even if the bird is meant to be a "family pet." We do not adopt to minors without full parental consent and involvement.
* Once we receive a completed application, a representative from A Helping Wing will be in touch to answer all questions and discuss setting up an initial visit.
* We do not allow same day adoptions - a minimum of 3 visits are required to ensure an optimal match. We require an in-home visit prior to, and after each adoption. We also always adopt to the best candidate regardless of the order which applications are received, or visits completed. Sometimes the bird you are interested in has no interest in you, but we will work with you to find a bird with whom you have a great connection.
* Although there is no application fee, there is an adoption fee. Adoption fees vary depending on the size of the bird and many other factors. Specific fees are only discussed once a suitable and potential match is determined. Adoption Fees are always negotiable and cages are generally not included.
* Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be able to adopt one of our parrots. Adoptions are approved at the sole discretion of A Helping Wing and its appointed representatives.
* All of our birds have unique personalities, and by completing this adoption process as we have outlined, we ensure that we find the best match for you, your family, and the bird.

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