PEAC will be listing all the parrots currently in our foster program in the Adopt-A-Pet section in the Union Tribune on December 11th. Please pick up a copy and see all our great birds. We are also presenting a special needs bird that is looking for a special forever home. Feel free to send comments on the section on our Facebook page Parrot Education and Adoption Center.
Ralphie came to PEAC on January 1, 2012. He apparently had been part of a wild flock near Los Angeles, CA, and had been hit by a car, breaking his leg and bursting his air sacs. He was taken to a shelter and was about to be euthanized when discovered screaming in pain by a volunteer from the House Rabbit Society visiting the shelter. She asked the shelter to release him to her and immediately called PEAC. She then drove him to San Diego on New Years Day. He was seen by an avian vet on an emergency basis and had surgery the next day. He was determined to be approximately one year old. His total vet expenses were very high.
After surgery he went to his new foster home where he has been ever since. At first he was terrified of humans and would hiss and growl if someone even entered the room. At first he would not eat unless fed with a turkey baster. Over a period of months he began losing his fear and soon was willingly stepping up on a stick. He is now a part of the human and parrot flock. He has an enthusiastic wolf whistle, says “hello” clearly and sweetly and is beginning to mumble along to the singing of “Old McDonald Had a Farm”. He is, indeed, a wonderful, playful companion parrot and his foster family is so grateful that his life was saved. Ralphie is still looking for a forever home.
Click here to see all members of the PEAC foster flock.
11/26/2013 NEWS FLASH!!!
PEAC has recently signed on to social media, first off with a brand new Facebook page. Type in Parrot Education and Adoptions Center when you are signed on to Facebook and take a look. Please feel free to post comments or questions on the page and we will be monitoring this daily and will of course respond as soon as possible. We encourage not only viewing the material updated regularly on our website, but now you can also follow PEAC and its members through social media. Next will be setting up a twitter account. Stay tuned!