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My name is
Bill & Betty!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 17 hours ago

Adoption process
1

Submit Application

2

Approve Application

3

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

My basic info

Breed
African Grey
Color
Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Pet ID
18808768

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

*THIS IS A BONDED PAIR. THEY WILL NOT BE SEPARATED.**

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Bill and Betty are our bonded pair of African Greys. They are about 45 years old. Betty is noted to be the Grey with the 'long hair' on her head, whereas Bill is noted to be the Grey with the 'buzzcut'. The pair were imported from the Congo over 4 decades ago and have been used for breeding their entire lives, up until now.

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While we don't post our African Greys, we concluded that with these two we will need to make an exception. These two were not handled their entire lives, and were previously kept in a cage too small for them. They were not fed a proper diet, and they lived very stressful lives. Because of this, they are extremely untrusting of most individuals.

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Bill tends to be the more outgoing of the two, and he will vocalize and interact with those he is interested in, though he only does so through the safety of the cage bars. Betty will shriek and scream until she is left alone. When attempting to interact, the two will fall harshly to the bottom of their cage and are extremely fretful.

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While we require multiple visits prior to any adoption, anyone looking to adopt these two should expect to be held to the same adoption standards. Owning an African Grey and keeping one happy are two separate challenges. Greys need consistent stimulation, a proper diet, and thrive off of routine. We believe that the two could hold potential to be trusting and affectionate in the future, though any potential adopters should be warned that it will be a very long road to get there.



We never ship our birds.  Please go to www.feathered-friends.com for more info



May 19, 2024, 10:53 pm
Rescue
Feathered Friends Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.

Contact info

Pet ID
18808768
Contact
Phone
Address
1570 County Road A, 1570 County Road A, Edgerton, WI 53534

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Additional adoption info

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.

More about this rescue

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.