Tucson Avian Adoption and Rescue Foundation (TARA) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to rescue parrots in need of new homes, no matter the reason, and to improve the lives of companion birds.
Our goals are simple:
- To educate the public;
- To reunite lost birds with their families;
- To help birds remain in their homes when possible;
- To place unwanted birds in caring homes with educated caregivers.
Our Parrot Care Class is held monthly in Tucson and occasionally in Phoenix. Everyone who wants to adopt a TARA bird must take a Parrot Care Class; the cost is $45 per family; and even if you're not planning to adopt a bird but just want more and better information on how to care for your own bird, taking this class is a great idea. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 520-747-0554.
Our 2012 Parrot Care class schedule is now available. The next three classes are on Saturday January 14, Sunday February 19, and Saturday March 17. For more info, call 520-747-0554.
Our birds available for adoption are now all listed on Petfinder. We currently have a ton of 'toos and other birds needing good homes.
Check out our Basic Parrot Care page, which provides information on nutrition, cages, perches, behavior, and household hazards. This is a somewhat stripped down version of our parrot care class Powerpoint presentation. (See below.) If you only have a dial-up connection or don't have Powerpoint on your computer, this is the one to check out.
Our TARA Parrot Care Class Powerpoint presentation is available free of charge to groups and invididuals who will put it to not-for-profit use. We updated it in mid-March 2011.
(When you click on the link to the presentation, if it doesn't automatically open in Powerpoint, a window will pop up asking you what program to use. Specify Powerpoint, and when the presentation comes up, simply hit "save as," specify a folder, and it'll be saved to your hard drive. Also please note that this is a big [close to 50 meg] file, so it might take a while to download if you have a slow connection. Finally, this material is copyrighted, but all that we ask is that you properly credit TARA if you use it in public presentations.)
TARA - Tucson Avian Rescue and Adoption Foundation
P.O. Box 36984
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Or contact us at admin(at)tarafoundation(dot)com.
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