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Phoenix Landing

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Parrot shelters are critical, but not all are equal. Phoenix Landing Shines!

  • Feb 28, 2010

The need for having organizations, foster homes and support systems for relinquished and abandoned parrots is a new one. With proper nutrition parrots are readily breeding and living longer. Veterinary care has also made tremendous strides. The problem is that many things can happen in a now much longer life of the captive bred parrot. Who knows what the next fifty years hold and whether or not those years will pose no challenges to living with a parrot.  Sometimes, parrots need a place to go, a temporary shelter and then a new home. The organizations that do this work need your support.

Some things to consider when investigating the right parrot relinquishment organization to volunteer for, adopt from or in desire straights, relinquish your bird. 

  • Is it a 501(c) 3 and therefore legally functioning as a nonprofit?
  • Does it have a training and education program for adopting families and volunteers?
  • Does it have  a consistent success record of finding parrots new and long term homes?
  • Does it advocate using positive reinforcement as a means to shaping behavior?
  • Does it work with a reputable avian veterinarian?

If you can answer "yes" to all these questions, you are likely working with a reputable organization that is worthy of your support. Phoenix Landing is all of this and more. They are leaders in bringing the standards of organizations that work with parrots to a higher level.

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March 10, 2010
I particularly like point #3: There are a lot of groups run under the guise of nonprofit status that call themselves sanctuaries, but are really just borderline hoarders. They collect birds but rarely adopt them out to new homes. That's not to say that good sanctuaries don't exist and that they don't serve a purpose! But one of the things that makes Phoenix Landing truly special is that so much effort is devoted to finding the right homes for the birds (which of course also includes the education component). A big thanks to the volunteers and fosters that make it possible!
March 22, 2010
Amen Bestinflock. In fact, after many years of watching the "sanctuary/rescue/rehoming" world, I would hazard a guess that about 75% of them are hoarders in disguise. Phoenix Landing has a very different way of doing things in that most of their birds are in foster care in homes rather than being warehoused. In fact, they rarely use the word "rescue" rather they call themselves "rehomers". This is the model we all should strive for our birds. IMHO of course.
February 28, 2010
Phoenix Landing is a wonderful organization to volunteer with or adopt from. The educational program they offer is simply amazing. The classes are open to ALL parrot parents and best of all, they are FREE. Phoenix Landing offers classes on basic parrot care, various classes on nutrition & a number of classes on behavior and training. When it comes to adopting a parrot from Phoenix Landing, the volunteers will work very hard to find the best match between a parrot and a family.
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Quick Tip by . March 19, 2010
I love the way Phoenix Landing goes about placing birds who need homes. They also educate and inform!
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
Phoenix Landing improves the lives of parrots by making sure they have a safe place to go when their owners' life circumstances change.
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Rebecca K. O'Connor ()
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Rebecca K. O'Connor isan author, an animal trainer and a champion for wetlands conservation.Perhaps she is best known for her parrot blog, Heckled by Parrots, her parrot guide A Parrot for Life and her … more
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The Phoenix Landing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization. It was established to promote and protect the welfare of parrots, especially those with an extensive lifespan. Increasingly, these intelligent and beautiful birds are becoming household companions. Meanwhile, their native rain forests and deserts are being rapidly consumed for use by people. As guardians of our pets, and growing consumers of the land, it is our responsibility to provide care and help for parrots -- both in domesticity and in the wild. Phoenix Landing provides for parrots in need and acts as advocates for those without protection.
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