Sponsor Marilyn

Marilyn needs a sponsor!

This is Marilyn now. She’s much more comfortable because of the care she’s received from Parrots First.


Marilyn needs a sponsor!

This was Marilyn when she first arrived at Parrots First. As you can see, she was very afraid of humans.

All About Marilyn
Marilyn is an African Grey who came to Parrots First with her long time mate, Rocky. They came from a large animal welfare organization that was working with a retiring breeder. Marilyn and Rocky were older and no longer producing chicks. When they came to Parrots First, they would throw themselves to the ground if they saw a human, so they were placed in an aviary outside a volunteer’s bedroom window. He spent hours sitting inside and talking softly to them, and after about a year, Rocky and Marilyn were no longer frightened to see their caregivers. Over the course of another 2 years, Rocky and Marilyn began taking treats of nuts from human hands.

Sadly, Marilyn’s life mate, Rocky, passed away in 2013. Marilyn stopped talking and whistling for awhile but is again doing well. She may never be happy in a home and will stay with Parrots First as long as is necessary.

Why Sponsor Marilyn?
Marilyn needs sponsoring because she is a gentle, sweet girl who needs time to heal from the rough beginnings of her life and now the recent passing of her mate. She requires an aviary and the company of other parrots around her and will most likely be with Parrots First for life.

Marilyn’s Favorite Things
Marilyn’s favorite things are sugar snap peas and balsa wood. She goes through 3 or 4 blocks of wood a day. She loves to learn to whistle new songs and even makes up her own.

How to Sponsor Marilyn ($35 per month or $420 per year)

  1. 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).
  2. Indicate that you are sponsoring Marilyn in the “Designation” field. If your sponsorship is a gift, please indicate the name of the recipient in the “Dedication or Gift” field.

Donate Now Through Network for Good

Notice Regarding PayPal: Network for Good will allow you to
make a donation using your PayPal account.

Payment Options
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

Email rose@parrotsfirst.org for questions and comments.


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