Rickie's Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary
boca raton, Florida
Rickie's Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary of South Florida, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit rescue organization formed in the State of Florida in 2017. Our mission is to take in parrots and birds that have been abused, neglected or who are simply losing their homes. We do not judge and know that sometimes life changes force you to give up the pets that you've loved. We screen all of our fosters as well as all of our potential adopters. We place our birds only in the most qualified, loving homes. Our mission also includes education. Owning a parrot is NOT easy. They are not like dogs. However, with the proper upbringing, knowledge and commitment, they can be loving, wonderful companions. Too many people think owning a parrot is "cool" without really doing the research. Please do the research before you decide you want to bring in these highly intelligent toddlers. They are wonderful and amazing...but they are as demanding as as a two your old child..and can throw temper tantrums like one too! So, please do your research before bringing a parrot into your home. It will require some changes in your every day living and when they are given up...they mourn as much as their owners.
We also take in special needs birds as well as hospice birds. We would rather give the breeders a place to bring these babies so they have a chance at living long happy lives. There is no need to give up on a parrot with special needs. Like humans, they learn to adapt...and they do live long happy lives. Sometimes a bird is diagnosed with a problem that an owner simply can't face or afford treatment for. We will take your baby into our sanctuary, give them what they need and love them to the end!
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