My name is Charlie!

Posted over 5 years ago

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Charlie is a Blue & Gold macaw who came to the sanctuary after being found as a stray in Illinois. A woman noticed Charlie in a tree in her yard one day but she was unable to capture him until he became so weak from hunger that he could no longer perch in the tree. Charlie is a handsome bird and his health and appearance have greatly improved in his time with us. When Charlie first came to the sanctuary, he had almost no chest feathers and was very fearful of people. At first, we put Charlie's cage in the corner of the room to limit people walking by but now Charlie will take treats directly from people and has grown a lot of his chest feathers back. Charlie does talk a little and is gradually becoming more and more sure of himself. Please come to the sanctuary to meet Charlie and learn more about him

Applicants  must live within a 2 hour radius of the Sanctuary.

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June 5, 2024, 12:18 am
Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.

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1570 County Road A, 1570 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534

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We require an adoption questionnaire to be filled out before a visit to the rescue can be scheduled.Our adoption committee either approves or denies the application. If approved, the applicant is invited to the rescue to meet the birds. We believe that the bird should pick the human. Several visits to the rescue with the bird are required before an adoption can take place. Home visits are also required.

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FFS&R is located in Edgerton, WI.
1570 County Rd A
Edgerton, WI 53534
We are open by appointment only
We have a trim session every month. There is no fee for the trims, but donations are gladly accepted. We also offer boarding.

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Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue is a nonprofit organization committed to providing a safe haven, including proper veterinary care, nutrition, socialization, physical and mental stimulation, and clean, spacious living areas for exotic birds. Space is not only provided in our home, but in our hearts. We work solely on private donations and adoption fees. Donations and contributions are always needed and welcome. We believe in Quality of Life for all living beings.

We don't profit from placing birds and have no paid staff — everyone associated with Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue is a devoted volunteer. However, in order to maintain our programs and our high standard of avian care, we must require reasonable fees from adopters. Many birds will need our care indefinitely — some for the rest of their lives. Every dollar that Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue brings in is used to promote our mission and provide for birds in need. The adoption fee varies depending on species and is due in full at the time of adoption.

Parrots have become increasingly popular as pets in recent years, and too many of the people who are drawn to their beauty are unaware of the challenges of keeping an animal only a generation or two removed from the wild. Birds are messy, and some can be very loud. Birds are also given up when a bird owner marries, or when children arrive, or sometimes because the owner can no longer handle the work involved in keeping such a high-maintenance pet. The long lives of parrots can also leave them vulnerable – with life spans measured in decades, some birds outlive their owners. For all these reasons and many more, too many parrots end up going from home to home before ending up in a place like Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue if they're lucky or facing euthanasia if they're not. Few community shelters and humane groups are equipped to handle birds, which makes parrot sanctuaries even more important.

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