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Archive for June, 2009


Empty Nest aka Empty Aviary

The baby canary wings left today to be released. It was with mixed feelings that frank and I netted them and out them in to a carry cage. They spent last night in the cage and were picked up this morning by a volunteer of Valley Wildlife Care. We will worry about their safety and [...]

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I have preached the joys of fostering to so many people over the years. I am always telling new recruits how being a foster parent can give so many parrots a new chance on a full and happy life. I sincerely believe this is true. I am always asked how it is possible to let [...]

New Kids on the Block

Meet the newest residents at Parrots First. 9 Canary Winged Parakeet babies. These babies fell from trees in different locations and were hand fed by Valley Wildlife Care Center volunteers. Now they are flying in an aviary to get ready to hopefully join their flocks. They are soooo cute!

Parrot Festival

Parrots First had a very busy weekend. We were asked to participate in the first annual Parrot Festival at Pets of Wilshire in Santa Monica. Parrots First was pleased to accept after speaking with owner Karin. Pets of Wilshire would no longer be selling parrots in the store. Instead, adoptions would be encouraged. This is [...]

Gracie and George

GRACIE AND GEORGE LEAVE PARROTS FIRST Gracie and George are two special needs Amazons. They came to Parrots First about 6 weeks ago after being confiscated from an alleged animal harder. They are the sweetest pair! We feared that they may not find the perfect forever home for a while, as not everyone is able [...]

Baby and Costa

Baby and Costa made a great couple. Baby ,the blue and gold in the picture, passed away on September 15, 2008. Baby was a favorite model of parrot photographer Bonnie Jay. Baby was often featured on Bird Talk magazine covers. If you subscribe to Bird Talk you can see one of her covers that is [...]

New additions

Princess is the Tucuman Amazon on the left. Princess came to us as did 30 other birds from Ventura Animal Control. The birds, along with 75 others, had been abandoned when a back yard breeder lost his property. Parrots First took possession of the 30 birds on December 26, 2008. Princess had been too afraid to come anywhere near the [...]

Welcome to our blog

Everytime that the Parrots First Newsletter goes out the calls and E mails start to come in. Our volunteers and supporters are surprised by new rescues that we have been involved with and amazed at how many new birds have come in to our care. With this blog we hope to keep everyone informed as to the daily [...]