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