Our Rescued Birds
Most of our birds have been rescued. We often know very little about their ages, or how they have been kept by their previous owners.
Some of them have physical problems such as broken toes, deformed beaks, or they can't fly properly. Others have psychological problems such as screeching, biting, or feather-plucking from years of boredom.
Most of these problem birds settle well into the relative freedom of the Aviary, especially if they find others of the same or similar species. However, they will never be completely cured.
Tracking our Birds
We try hard to track the progress of our birds, but this is difficult when there are so many to look after. Our volunteers have limited time to clean the Aviary and provide fresh food and water. When we spot a bird that is recently sick or injured, or is getting worse, we move it to one of the hospital areas in the back rooms. The bird can be cared for and monitored more easily. If this doesn't work, we take the bird to our kind and helpful vet for diagnosis and attention.
We do not catch up our birds unless they are definitely needing treatment or veterinary attention.
If you think you have noticed a problem the best way is to use the emergency number provided on the Aviary or other methods as shown.
We will need to know the following:
- Which enclosure is the bird in? Small or large side
- Which species? If you can't identify it, then please tell us its size, colouring and whether we have others of the same species.
- What seems to be wrong with the bird?