Useful Articles related to parrots and their requirements in captivity

Congo African GreyCommon name: Congo African Grey
Latin name: Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Length: 27 - 33cm/13 inches
Weight: 400 - 600 grams
Life Span: 50 years or more
Origin: Central Africa, Tanzania, Western Kenya
Noise Level: Medium


Safehaven help people who have had to part with their parrot(s) for all sorts of reasons, often a much loved Parrrot and therefore very reluctantly, maybe because of illness, problems within the family, work etc.

This can be a traumatic experience for both the parrot and the cuddling cockatoo owner.

The owner may have died and there is nobody who wants to take on the care of the parrot.

Birds can also come to us because they are just not wanted anymore and some of these birds may have had a miserable existence for many, many years. Often, they have been imprisoned in cages (sometimes filthy and far too small)and have had to live on an extremely poor and inadequate diet also having been starved of the care, love and attention a parrot need for a healthy and happy life.

When people ask our help with taking in and caring for their bird/s we ask them to sign a legally binding document that transfers ownership from themselves to Safehaven Parrot Refuge.

Safehaven will then always own this bird, never the carer, but when we place a parrot into a home we want this to be a permanent home forlife.

If for some reason, the guardians are unable to carry on taking care of the parrot, the bird will come back into Safehaven and another suitable home will be found.

The only reason we would remove a bird from a foster home is if we thought it was not being cared for in a suitable and responsible manner. Read more about Safehaven Parrot Refuge


Do you offer parrot training?

At the moment Hotel Polly offers parrot training exclusively to its guest and there is an additional cost for this service.

Both, Wayne and myself have attended various seminars, courses and workshops, such as Living & Learning with Animals: The Fundamental Principles and Procedures of Teaching and Learning by Susan Friedman, Force Free Animal Training by Barbara Heidenreich and Parrot Studies and Behaviour - Diploma

In addition Wayne and I have been involved with birds and parrots since kids and have rescued and care for 5 parrots since Early 2000.

If you require any further information please contact us on 0845 258 8000

Hotel Polly is located in West London, within easy reach of Heathrow Airport, Central London and M25.

Due to security reasons we do not publish our address online.

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Published: 24 Jul 2013 09:38 CET

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