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My name is Aspen!

Cockatoo for adoption in Shawnee Mission, Kansas - Aspen
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Beak n Wings

Facts about Aspen

  • Breed: Cockatoo
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
Hi, my name is Aspen. I am a 20 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo. I was raised from the time I was a chick with a woman who loved me very much, but as her human family grew it became harder and harder for her to spend time with me. She surrendered me to Beak n Wings because she felt it would be best for me. While I wasn't getting my share of the attention, I started to pluck my chest feathers. I wasn't able to stop myself, and these feathers don't grow back. I was adopted by another family who kept me for several years, but human lives change suddenly, and I was returned to Beak n Wings when they could no longer care for me. In spite of my ups and downs, I remain a trusting and loving bird. My friends at Beak n Wings call me a feathered kitten, whatever that means. I am very fond of my foster mom now. My only bad habit is continuing to over groom my feathers, even though I am a happy bird. I am not generally noisy, but I don't like being around other female Umbrella Cockatoos and I will get loud when I am. I don't really care one way or the other about any other types of birds. I enjoy eating healthy ZuPReem pellets, fruit, veggies and the occasional nut or other treat.
Adoption fee: $500.

Check out our website which explains our adoption process and has answers to most FAQ. Please read this before contacting us. Beak n' Wings adopts with the greater Kansas City area and up to 150 miles of the surrounding area. We do not ship birds. We do not adopt birds out for breeding. Please include an email address or phone number in the body of all inquiries or we might not be able to contact you.

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About Beak n Wings

About Our Rescue Group...

Beak N' Wings, Inc. is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and the only licensed shelter for exotic birds (mostly parrots) in the Kansas City area. We are dedicated to helping birds who are being displaced from their homes. Since 1993 Beak n Wings has placed over 1000 birds in new, loving homes. Today, Beak n Wings has over 100 parrots in our rescue program. We are in a great need of donations to provide them with proper care. WE ARE A NO KILL SHELTER. Animals are never euthanized due to overcrowding.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please visit our website at www.beaknwings.org to see our schedule.

Our Adoption Process...

Our rescued parrots live in foster homes, are treated like companions (pets) and rehabilitated if necessary, therefore we have no shelter building. All of our birds stay in our volunteers' homes as fosters. We have found that this provides them with the best environment for successful rehabilitation. Because our birds are in private homes, they are only able to receive visitors by appointment. This is set up after an application has been filled out and a home visit performed. Our adoption process does take some time, generally two weeks. Our priority is not to have a speedy process, but a careful one that ensures proper placement of our companion birds. Multiple changes can be difficult for the bird, and we wish to ensure their safety.
Beak n Wings is not a source to acquire free animals. The adoption fees we charge help us defray costs we incur when providing for the birds in our care. It costs a lot to feed each bird an appropriate diet, and provide appropriate cages, toys, and veterinary care. In fact, veterinary care is usually our largest expense. The exact fees depend on the species of bird and are listed with the birds description.