My name is Special Needs African Grey .!

African Grey for adoption in Vancouver, Washington - Special Needs African Grey .
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N.W. Bird Rescue

Facts about Special Needs African Grey .

  • Breed: African Grey
  • Color: Gray
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
Mr. Grey is a very special African Grey. He is suffering from a rare condition called Stargazing also called Twirling. Stargazing can strike at random and without warning or past history of problems. Mr. Grey dose hold his head upright, while walking, and eating and most of the time while talking.
Mr. Grey dose talk and mimic sounds, he likes music and TV. .He is good with other animals, and he has a great appetite. He will eat almost every bite of fresh veggies and fruit and he loves cooked or steamed veggies.

He is not tame; he will understandably bite anyone due to his condition. He will need someone who is dedicated to earn his trust before attempting to train him. It’s obvious that his past owners didn’t have the time or knowledge to work with him, on a one on one. Basis.

*Please don’t e-mail us from this adoption website. We will Not respond back to your e-mail or calls without one of our adoption applications in hand. So, you must fill out one of our on line adoption applications from our website. Once we receive it, we will call you as soon as possible.

Mr. Grey is considered a special needs parrot. We are seeking an experienced companionate parrot home for him.

• Current Parrot experience is a must, to apply to adopt him
• Mr. Grey is a young 7 year old special needs parrot, and annual veterinary visits are required to adopt him.
• We will NOT ship Mr. Grey any parrot
• You must be aa minimum of 27 years old to adopt from us
• Home visits are mandatory
• Before applying to adopt Mr. Grey, please read our adoption regulations and requirements to adopt from us, located at the top of our application page. Basic information about his condition are listed below
• There is a minimal adoption fee is required, which includes 2 floor cages
• Delivery is available in most local areas of Washington and Oregon
• Please, No phone calls or e-mails asking about Mr. Grey or his adoption fee. We must have your adoption application in hand before we will make time talk to you about Mr. Grey.
If you are interested in adopting Mr. Grey, please submit your adoption application for a quick response back, please visit our website, or copy and paste this link:

Stargazing in birds:
Stargazing is caused by a possibility of several different contributing factors. (Positioning of egg, Chemical imbalance, possible metal contamination, poor diet, and more)
The Symptoms of Stargazing range from constantly throw their head back, sleep with their heads between their legs; go around in a circle; look at the ceiling, turn their heads around in a circle and look up. Stargazing can strike at random and without warning or past history of problems.
The big question of what causes Stargazing?
What Causes Stargazing / Twirling?

A definite cause has not been identified as of yet; however, the following are suspected:
The Twisting Of His Head May Have Been Caused By The Positioning In The Egg.

• Egg positioning (?)
• Past Viral / bacterial
• Chemical imbalance
• Vitamin and/or mineral (nutritional) deficiency; Vitamin D deficiency (lack of natural sunlight exposure). Too much calcium can result in a ‘drunken bird' look
• Genetic predisposition
• Inner-ear problem
The Progression of Stargazing
• In some birds, the condition may correct itself over time or may be corrected given certain condition ...:
o ... if it was caused by poor positioning inside the egg / poor egg condition (may only be a consideration if a bird was born with this condition)
o ... condition may be reversed is if the root cause is malnutrition and it is corrected
o ...resolution might be achieved through successfully treatment protocol (antibiotic treatments, etc.).
If this condition is left uncorrected, the following progression) can be expected:
• Inability to fly. Loss of balance/equilibrium. Falls off the perch.
• Difficulty moving around in cage
• Can't find food or water - resulting in starvation
Prevention of Stargazing

1. Prevent birds which carry the genetic predisposition for this disease from breeding so that they cannot pass this condition on to their offspring
2. Provide the best nutrition possible.
3. Provide uncontaminated water and clean air
4. Keep your bird's environment clean
If you are interested in adopting Mr. Grey, please don’t call us. Please submit your adoption application online for a quick response back, please visit our website, or copy and paste this link:


About N.W. Bird Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

A brief description of our Founder; Christopher Driggins
Since 1986 Christopher “Birdman” Driggins has been placing rescuing exotic birds and started rescuing wild bird in 1995 in Southern California. Christopher Driggins started rescuing birds on a larger scale in the fall of 1999 in Oregon City, Oregon where he started Oregon City Bird Rescue (O.B.E.R.) out of a small apartment in Oregon City Oregon. He began placing exotic parrots to the special needs individuals in the community. Christopher then expanded his bird rescue efforts and purchased a house in Vancouver Washington in the fall of 2001. Christopher then started “Birdman’s Exotic Bird Rescue and then incorporated his name to N.W.Bird Rescue & Adoption Orphanage in February of 2006. N.W. Bird Rescue is a bird welfare organization provides for the complete physical, psychological and environmental well being of the birds in the organization’s care. Christopher focused on the welfare of orphaned exotic birds in the Southwest Washington area and the Portland Oregon metro area. Christopher Driggins “N.W. Bird Rescue” is a bird welfare organization insures that whether the birds remain in a sanctuary, in rehabilitation, and are placed into adoptive or foster homes, or local wild birds are released back to their natural habitat, that the birds are continually nurtured. The bird welfare organization also provides for the general welfare of birds in the public domain by providing accurate, comprehensive and reliable educational materials and resources to the public.
The Organization provides sanctuary and cares for all birds that are exotic that are suitable for adoption or placement in foster care or for persons that have specifically requested that their birds remain in permanent sanctuary. All sanctuary birds receive the same high level of care as the birds available for adoption and foster care. Sanctuary birds are housed in species-specific rooms of our main facility and have access to outdoor flights, abundant enrichment, and psychological and environmental support on a daily basis. The facilities provide:
• A safe haven for birds that prefer not to interact with humans in a companion animal situation as well as those that need a new human companion and are available for adoption.
• A home for birds with chronic disease with supportive care and nurturance.
• Staff dedicated to meet the needs of the individual bird.
• Educational programs that focus on some of the sanctuary birds' specific needs or problems, indigenous habitats, conservation status, or social interaction to promote the parrot welfare cause
• Nurturing and care for wild birds that are injured or in some specific need of our services so that they may be returned to their natural habitat or sanctuary as quickly as possible.
The organization defines "to rescue" is to bring a bird that is in an acute, life threatening situation or is in immediate need of assistance into a safe environment to be cared for by a knowledgeable and dedicated staff committed to improving the bird's quality of life. The organization rescues:
• Birds found in deplorable conditions or in danger either by the general public, the foundation itself, or by animal control officers.
• Birds owned by owners who, because they were unable to provide a safe environment for the birds, turned the birds over to our Organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We will announce our adoption events

Our Adoption Process...

All adopters are required to sign an agreement that allows us to conduct a pre-home visit, and one possible post home visit within the first two years of placement of an exotic bird.

Rehoming fee is required for all placements.