Sunday, November 25, 2007

PDD Birds Need Homes

I received the following email recently from Mary-Jo Meyer at Milo's Ranch, an exotic bird rescue and sanctuary in southern Florida.

"Our focus has been on the rescue, study, and treatment of PDD infected birds. After nearly ten years, we have been forced to close our doors due to the lack of funding. We are in desperate need of homes for approximately 50 (fifty) exposed and/or infected birds. I understand your rescue consists of physically healthy birds, however we are at the end of our rope and I refuse to allow euthanasia to be the solution. So we are alerting everyone we can."

I wrote a reply to Mary-Jo asking for details on the birds so that I can help spread the word to get these birds rehomed. PLEASE pass this around to anyone and everyone you know so that these birds can live out their natural lives in a safe environment.

"All the birds are in my personal care right now. We had to down-size from 12.5 acres to 1.25 which could become tricky if the neighbors become impatient. I've compiled a list of the birds. There are also 7 cockatoos who are now in the care of a horse rescue. I'm not sure if they'll be staying there. They may also be added to the list. All of the birds listed here have been biopsied positive for PDD or have been exposed. None of them have shown any signs of illness in a number of years. They live in various flights. I would prefer they stay that way, however if I can identify who loves who best, I would be willing to separate them into pairs or small groups.

Marty - wild caught blue and gold macaw. Plucked over most of her body. She has head, tail and wing feathers. Doesn't mind being in the house and taking treats out of your hand, just don't try to touch her. Has her own 5x7 walk in (approx).

Kojak - red fronted macaw. He is missing the right wing, plucked, has wing and tail feathers. Wild-caught, doesn't mind people being around, but would probably prefer to live with a VERY mellow female. Has same type cage as Marty.

Savanna - red lored amazon. May be suitable as a pet with alot of patience. She was an abused bird.

Baby - Mexican red headed amazon. May be suitable as a pet with alot of patience. Her left leg turns out, but has no trouble perching. Prefers men.

Larry & Moe - Quakers. They are nest mates and should stay together.

KC (Nanday conure) and Max (Quaker) - Bonded, should stay together.

Baby through Max live together. The little guys enjoy each other. I don't think Baby could care less)

15 to 20 quakers, various conures, and 3 cockatiels. All live together in an aviary. A few have wing issues and 1 mitred conure is blind, but does well as long as the food is always in the same place.

No Name (Mealy amazon) and Bo (Bodini amazon). Have recently bonded in the aviary. Would like to keep them together.

Aspen (Major Mitchell's) and Willow (Medium Sulphur crested). Aspen is OLD and blind and can't fly. Willow lost her top beak to mate aggression. They live in a 4x4x6(ish) alone. Willow needs her pellets ground and gets cockatiel seed. Must stay together. Cage included.

Nasty (orange winged amazon). Lives up to his name. I believe he is wild caught. Has done well in this mixed aviary, but doesn't get along with every bird.

If someone were willing to take the whole group that includes Nasty, the Mealy and Bo, quakers, conures and tiels, the aviary (approximately 10x10x8tall) would be included.

Please either contact Mary-Jo Meyer at or myself (Irena) at if you can help in ANY way at all. Please help.


Tom Tyrka said...

Interested in Baby. Have two Amazons now and would welcome her and give her great care and love. Avian Vet provided if needed.
Thank you,
Tom Tyrka

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very nice said...

Have these birds all been taken care of by now? I am taking care of a flock of five pdd infected parrots in my home and could potentially take one in since there is no concerns over exposure.

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