|This is Mango now. Happy,
healthy, and a handful.
|This was Mango before
she came to Parrots First.
All About Mango
Mango is a 16-year-old Goffin’s Cockatoo. Many years ago, when Mango started picking out her feathers, she was relinquished to a horribly managed backyard “sanctuary.” The 83-year-old woman who ran this sanctuary incorrectly told Mango’s original caregiver that Mango needed to breed, and that was why Mango was pulling out her feathers. When Parrots First heard about the horrific conditions in which the parrots at this sanctuary lived, we went there to investigate. Several volunteers were able to get the woman to allow them help her care for the birds. We could not get the other 200+ birds out, but we were able to get her to release Mango, who was in very bad health at the time. She had a large, infected hole in her chest and was, in general, a mess. Animal Control was of no help, as is usually the case with parrots.
Five years later, Mango is doing well. She still self-mutilates at times but not to the same degree. Mango still has night frights, probably because of the large number of rats that were on her cage and the other sanctuary cages at night. Mango also has failing kidneys from lack of proper nutrition and lack of fresh water. She is on a special diet and, despite her hardships, she is a very happy and active parrot.
Why Sponsor Mango?
Mango needs sponsoring for regular veterinary visits to check on kidney issues resulting from an unhealthy living environment she was in before she came to Parrots First. She also needs lots and lots of shreddable toys for her busy beak.
Mango’s Favorite Things
She enjoys getting lots of attention, neck scratches, and destroying bead toys faster than we can give them to her.
How to Sponsor Mango ($35 per month or $420 per year)
- Click on the Network for Good icon below, which is the online payment portal for Parrots First (Network for Good will allow you to donate using PayPal if you prefer).
- Indicate that you are sponsoring Mango in the “Designation” field. If your sponsorship is a gift, please indicate the name of the recipient in the “Dedication or Gift” field.
Notice Regarding PayPal: Network for Good will allow you to
make a donation using your PayPal account.
Payment can be made either through monthly installments or one-time donations. Once your sponsorship is processed, Parrots First will mail you a Certificate of Sponsorship with a picture and short biography of the sponsored bird. You will also be provided with periodic updates on your sponsored bird.
Other Parrots First Sponsorship Program Policies
Sponsorship of a bird does not affect the adoption process in any way, either for that bird or for any other bird. Parrots First and its Board of Directors shall have sole discretion to disperse Sponsorship funds for the care of the specified bird or any other bird in the Parrots First System (care includes, but is not limited to, veterinary expenses, food, supplies, or other expenses). Sponsors will be notified in the event that their sponsored bird is adopted or passes away and will be provided with an option to continue the term of their sponsorship with a new bird of their choosing. Sponsors may terminate their sponsorship at any time with notice given to Parrots First.Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by State and Federal Law
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