Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
At the AZ Exotic bird rescue our main goal is to allow the parrots to choose their own best home. In order to be eligible to adopt a specific bird, the first and most important step is for the bird to get along with you.
To begin the adoption process, come by the rescue to meet the birds we currently have for adoption. We recommend spending more time interacting with the birds you like to see if they show interest in you as well.
No, while many different birds have the ability to talk, not all of them do so. Generally, Males have a greater ability to mimic speech than females, but only under specific conditions. If a bird is raised around human speech from a young age, then they may be able to pick up some words, but if a bird is only introduced to speech once it’s older, then it will be harder for it to learn. Even under perfect conditions, there is no guarantee that a bird will be able to talk. When picking a bird, you shouldn’t make your decision on whether or not it can mimic speech, since that is only a minor reason of why these animals make such amazing companions.
This is done for their own safety. Many of these birds are from from their natural habitat and do not have the skills to survive in the wild. Clipping their wings ensures that they cannot fly away from you and potentially put themselves at risk.
For the most part, birds will eat 90% pellet food, 10% seed, and lots of fresh fruit and veggies. If your bird is starting to gain weight, then the proportions of which food they recieve should be changed. For example, you may want to decrease the amount of seed they’re given and replaced with a low-fat pellet food. Additionally, if you need to leave your bird in the cage for an extended period of time, you should give your bird dried fruit, as fresh fruit will begin to grow bacteria after around 4 hours.
We suggest taking your bird to a vet for a wellness check 10 days after adoption. After that, they should be taken to see the vet annually to ensure that they’re healthy and to stop any health problems that may be developing.
If your bird is fluffed out, spending alot of time at the bottom of the cage, if their stool looks abnormal, and you notice them exhibiting odd behavior, then you should probably take them to a vet. Other indicators are a runny nose or sedentary behavior.