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My name is Katie!

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My story

Hi! My name is Katie. Contrary to what my name suggests, I am actually a male Umbrella cockatoo. I was a very good boy in my previous home, but my Dad's work caused him to travel extensively and he knew that I wasn't getting the time and attention that I deserved. He made the difficult decision to bring me to live at the Refuge. I love to play with boxes and just about any type of toy you give me. Walnuts are a favorite treat of mine, so if you plan to adopt me, please make sure to have plenty of walnuts on hand! I am a bit timid when I first get to know you, but with some work, I can learn to trust you and may just end up being your very best friend!

a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Incorporated

Contact info
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Richard S Weiner
3149 Dundee Road, Suite # 229, Northbrook, IL 60062

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All of our animals have an individualized fee associated with their adoption which is based upon the vet fees incurred. Please contact us for an adoption application. There will then be a phone interview, home inspection, and then you will visit with the birds to help determine which bird is appropriate for your home.

Go meet their pets

Currently, you can meet our pets online at Once you have submitted an application and had both a phone interview and home inspection, you will be invited to come meet some of the birds in person.

More about this rescue

We are a not-for-profit, no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter.

We are accredited by the Association of Avian Rescue Organizations (AARO) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.