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Beak n Wings, Inc (BNW) has three main goals:

•    Parrot Rehabilitation
•    Owner Education
•    Community Awareness

Parrot Rehabilitation:  BNW takes in parrots that need new homes. The majority of these are surrendered when their owners can no longer take care of them, a few are simply no longer wanted and even fewer have been abused.  Our parrots live in foster homes, are treated like companions (pets) and rehabilitated if necessary, therefore most of them do not stay in our facility. Most of our birds stay in our volunteers' homes as fosters. We have found that, with a few exceptions, this provides them with the best environment to remain well socialized or to be successfully rehabilitated.

Owner Education: BNW educates current and potential parrot owners on how to be the best caregivers to their feathered pets. Our training class addresses issues such as parrot behavior, taming, training, grooming, nutrition and emergency care.

Community Awareness: BNW promotes public awareness about birds and responsible bird ownership. We travel to schools, pet stores, and community centers educating the public about the unique nature of parrots. We encourage the public to research the different species of bird before buying or adopting a bird as a pet. 

"Garbage is Recyclable, Parrots aren't." Before you buy, think adoption first!

  



 

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Our Statistics

Number of birds we have taken in to re-home:
 
2003 = 58
2004 = 124
2005 = 110
2006 = 200
2007 = 177
2008 = 164
2009 = 210
2010 = 64
2011 = 142
2012 = 100
2013 = 106
 
Total to date = 1455
Finch to Macaws
 
Updated 1/7/14

 

To Be A Foster Care Provider....

It has been said that “The eyes are the mirror to the soul” what does your foster bird see when he or she looks into your eyes? Next and this is of the upmost importance what do we see when we look into the eyes of our feathered companion. Fostering a bird that has been given up for adoption can be a massive and difficult undertaking. We must ask ourselves are we up to the task? The birds we are fostering have sometimes been passed along from one home to another, when we look into their eyes do you see mistrust or uncertainty.
When we foster a bird that has lost his or her human companion through death what do we see in their eyes, can it be fear or confusion? Can we find the time these intelligent and fragile creatures require to once again feel loved and to help them develop a sense of I belong here! When a bird begins the difficult journey of once again trusting and allowing a human companion into their heart and world are we willing to sacrifice our emotions and fears to help them overcome theirs? When we are ready to take that first step and decide we would like to foster a bird we should first read up on the species we are considering to bring into our home, evaluate and re-evaluate the reason(s) we are motivated to take on this responsibility, and finally do we have the time and patience to take on the task at hand. I know first hand that even taking a nip or two can make us wonder am I doing the right thing! But only time will tell if your efforts are working towards a mutual relationship of trust and love. The end rewards are what make it all worth the effort and time, so what will our feathered friend see when they into your eyes? And what will we see when we look into theirs. Fostering a bird can and will be one of the most rewarding things we can do in our lives, and if we can bring some peace and stability into their lives it will make it easier for someone to adopt and enjoy a relationship with our feathered friend. Beak N Wings, with the support of its officers, volunteers and members allows you to see these birds first hand and to learn what their positive and not so positive attributes are. Join the club and be part of the solution of restoring love and trust back into these beautiful and sensitive friends of ours. Become a foster care provider, the rewards will be unbelievable.

Fred Venuti
Beak N Wings member

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