Meet Wally! Wally is a Goffin Cockatoo who has been in long term foster care with one of the volunteers for Last Chance at Life Rescue. He is about 10 years old, and in good health, despite being a bit plucked. He does pluck his feathers when he is stressed or bored. Because this has become a habit for Wally he may always have a bald chest. He has left his legs and wings alone since being in foster care. Wally is definitely a man’s bird! He lights up like a Christmas tree when he sees a man. He usually tolerates his foster mom but absolutely adores his foster father. Wally loves to shred and destroy cardboard, wood etc. Cockatoos are very intelligent have a high need for attention, affection and interaction. He likes toys that provide a challenge for him. Hide and seek to find the cashew, etc.
Wally will need an experienced bird owner who speaks and understands Cockatoo! Once Wally gets to know you he is very cuddly and affectionate. He will dance and bob his head. He is a very sweet bird, and looks forward to meeting his new owner! Could that person be you or someone you know? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to apply to adopt Wally!
About our bird adoptions:
Our birds all receive a medical exam with an avian veterinarian upon intake to our rescue. They receive blood and fecal testing for chlamydia and other parasites. **(Please note that while we do run typical well animal tests on all our adoptable pets, it is impossible to test for every possible ailment, so an initial quarantine period is recommended for any new pet brought into a home with existing pets).** Any rescued birds with existing medical conditions will also be treated as effectively and humanely as possible by an avian veterinarian.
Many of our birds are housed in foster homes, as this is the least stressful environment, and allows each bird to receive individual care and attention.
Upon adoption, each bird receives a free exit exam with an avian veterinarian, which the new owner will attend and have the chance to ask any questions they may have for the vet regarding their new bird.
We do have a minimum donation amount for our birds (though some folks wish to donate more than the minimum, for which we and our rescued pets are eternally grateful). Minimum donation amount varies by size as follows:
Small birds (parakeets, finches, etc) - $50
Medium birds (conures, etc) - $200
Large birds/parrots (african greys, macaws, etc) - $400
100% of each adoption donation goes toward the housing and medical care of the pets in our care. We specialize in taking in special needs cases, be it behavioral or medical. Our rescue travels to various shelters in San Diego County and beyond to pull animals from kill lists who are truly in need. We treat their medical conditions, house them and give them love and affection until they find their new homes. For many of the pets in our care, we truly are their Last Chance At Life. Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you!
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