My name is AJ!

Cockatoo for adoption in Fountain Valley, California - AJ
Photo 1 - Cockatoo for adoption in Fountain Valley, California - AJ
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Photo 3 - Cockatoo for adoption in Fountain Valley, California - AJ
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I'm being cared for by:
Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue and Retreat

Facts about AJ

  • Breed: Cockatoo
  • Color: Pink
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
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AJ lived with a husband and wife and was very much in love with the wife. When she passed away the husband tried to keep AJ, but was not able to care for him. He was not hand tame when he came to us, but he has learned to enjoy a fun life interacting with humans and toys. One of AJ's favorite things is a large box in the bottom of his cage. We call them his "condos" and he loves to "redecorate" them. AJ's favorite foods are red seedless grapes (we wouldn't dare give him a green grape) and sweet potatoes. He loves to hang upside down in his outdoor aviary and will gladly accept scratches. He is not an overly cuddly bird, but he does 'step-up' for some of our volunteers. AJ demands a lot of time and attention to be a happy, healthy parrot.

About Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue and Retreat

About Our Rescue Group...

The Lily Sanctuary is named after an umbrella cockatoo that had a serious, life threatening disease and was not going to live past her 1st birthday, but with the appropriate vet care and a lot of love made it to 21 years before, sadly, she passed away. She was a miracle bird and the sanctuary founder Venette Hill started helping out homeless parrots from then on. She made it a 501c3 in 2003 and transformed her home into parrot sanctuary. She is fastidiously clean and most of all, speaks fluent "parrot!" They love her and get a chance to heal and grow there, and the adoptable ones get another chance to have a family again.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a closed facility for the safety and health of the resident parrots. All incoming parrots are quarantined and tested for avian viruses before they are introduced to the rest of the flock, and all visitors need to make an appointment to see them. We have photos of most of the adoptable parrots on the site which is updated frequently.
The Lily Sanctuary, with some birds in tow also frequents several adoption fairs and events in Orange County Ca, and attend at the O.C Pet Expo every year in May.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adopters must LOVE parrots! Go to to see all the details. We have different adoption donation fees for different size parrots, and the application to adopt is online, interactive and will be responded to within 48 hours of sending. As stated above, the 100 mile radius from Fountain Valley (some exceptions occur and are based on experience of the adopter) is for adopters to get to know their parrot before they take them home for the comfort, security and an easier transition of the bird, and the home checks we do for all adopters.