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Rescue Groups and Sanctuaries

  • Avian Rescue Online is the online source for exotic bird rescue! Information is provided for both the public and the professional exotic bird rescuer. Much of this information is also useful to multiple-bird families. Many links are provided to sites of interest relating to the field and about exotic birds in general.


  • Parrot Education and Adoption Center Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to educating current and potential bird owners on the proper care of pet birds.


  • Garuda Aviary is a Buddhist sanctuary for abused birds located in Sedona in northern Arizona.

  • The Oasis is the first and only exotic bird sanctuary to be accredited by the American Sanctuary Association, and is located in southern Arizona near Benson.


  • Lotts of Love is a rescue group active in the Greater San Jose Area (South Bay Area).

  • Parrots First is a rescue and adoption service that exists solely to help unwanted or found parrots. Through educational classes and seminars they hope to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions that are prevalent today.

  • Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue provides protection for those who, by no fault or choice of their own cannot help themselves, and depend on humans for their care, and helps to educate the bird-owning public on the most current diet, health and general care information.

  • Parrot Education and Adoption Center Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to educating current and potential bird owners on the proper care of pet birds.


  • The Gabriel Foundation is a rescue and rehabilitative organization dedicated to the well being of companion parrots.





  • Iowa Parrot Rescue serves Iowa and will refer those in need in other areas to appropriate rescue groups.


  • Foster Parrots' goals include offering unadoptable birds a permanent "retirement" home and finding good, caring homes for adoptable birds. Their site has a lot of good information for anyone contemplating getting a parrot as a companion, including information on costs and the considerable amount of time and attention birds require.


  • Knapp-Time finds loving, adoptive homes for unwanted or rescued companion birds with people who are experienced in bird care or are eager to learn.

  • Parrot Services is Michigan's Lower Peninsula Parrot Adoption, Rehabilitation, Rescue Organization, Training Services, with locations in Gaylord and Lansing.



  • Safe Haven is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the education of prospective bird owners, and offering up-to-date and proper basic care to current bird owners. They cooperate with other organizations, locally and across the U.S., in providing a safe avenue for persons who can no longer keep their bird, but want to insure a quality new home for their pet.

New York

  • Parrot Rescue works to see that lost birds are reunited with their loving owners and abused or unwanted birds find new, loving homes.

    Chipper Chirpers is a not for profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitaion and placement of unwanted and abused exotic birds.


  • Parrot Education and Adoption Center Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to educating current and potential bird owners on the proper care of pet birds.

  • Bird Placement Program offers rescue and adoption for unwanted birds/parrots. They offer assistance with bird care, behavior problems, and parrot nutrition, and publish an online bird magazine.


  • Parrot Education and Adoption Center Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to educating current and potential bird owners on the proper care of pet birds.

  • Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue is a nonprofit educational and adoption agency.

  • New Beginnings is a small avian rescue group affiliated with the Long Island Parrot Society.

South Carolina

  • BirdLove is located in Columbia, SC and will adopt-out birds within a 100-mile radius.


Washington State

  • Island Haven is dedicated to the rescue and well-being of exotic birds, whether it is to teach, train, help, support, rescue, or find homes for unwanted, unloved birds.

  • Mollywood is a sanctuary for rescued Moluccan cockatoos.

West Virginia

  • Raven's Haven is an accredited rescue group operating under difficult conditions.



  • New Life Parrot Rescue is a parrot-welfare advocacy / rescue group with a very attractive, well organized web site.

  • Safe Haven is an ambitious rescue/adoption group.

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Health Items

  • Gillians Help DeskGillian Willis is a pharmacist and toxicologist. She is considered an expert in matters of poisoning and toxic substances by those of us who participate in bird-related mailing lists on the Internet.

  • Holistic Bird was developed as a resource for those who are seeking information about natural health and healing for birds. It was also designed as a place where HolisticBird list members could easily access some of the information shared with one another on the discussion list.

  • Dr. Harvey's Naturals is for those who want our pets to eat the way nature intended. Feeding and supplementing holistically and naturally does make a difference.

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Lost and Found Birds

  • Bird Hot Line's goal is to reunite lost birds with their families, and to increase the public's awareness of the wonder of birds — these loving, warm, caring, intelligent little beings with wings.

  • The Internet Lost and Found is the largest lost and found database on the web, providing a centralized location for reuniting lost pets and lost property with their owners.

  • Parrot Talk Connection Birds can live for days-weeks months, and even years after an escape. Never give up. If you know of someone who has lost a bird, please give refer them to this site.

  • and, of course, our own Lost & Found Birds page.

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General Information

  • Cyber Beaks leads the way in parrot networking. These wonderful folks provide free hosting for many parrot rescue and welfare groups (including TARA!) and low-cost hosting for commercial parrot-related sites.

  • Indonesian Parrot Project / Project Bird Watch is an all-volunteer group of bird lovers, who have formed a nonprofit corporation. Indonesia has some of the most spectacular birds in the world, including cockatoos, parrots, and Birds of Paradise. However, habitat destruction and illegal trapping for the pet bird trade have decimated their numbers. Many are on the brink of extinction. more.

  • The Amazona Society is dedicated to preserving Amazon parrots in their native habitats, and to maintaining healthy captive breeding populations of all Amazon species (many of which are threatened in the wild).

  • World Parrot Trust is an international organization whose aim is the survival of parrot species in the wild and the welfare of captive birds everywhere.

  • Busy Beaks make quality parrot toys and are generous supporters of TARA and other parrot-welfare groups.

  • Paradise Perches are supporters of TARA who produce nice grapevine perches.

  • Exotic Enclosures are generous supporters of TARA. They also build really nice, large bird cages.

  • TooLady — The Complete Bird Community . . . . A non-profit organization supporting "Echo's Haven" Sanctuary and other bird-related charities

  • Companion Parrot Quarterly is Sally Blanchard's magazine. Sally's emphasis is on understanding, preventing and solving behavior problems, in-depth articles by many knowledgeable writers also cover topics including nutrition, care, breeding, socialization of chicks, weaning, health, ethics, species profiles, product reviews and humor.

  • It's A Grey's World is devoted to providing information on the African Grey Parrot.

  • Up At Six is the Internet's most complete source for Pet Bird care and information.

  • Pickin' Parrots is the site dedicated to the problem of feather plucking.

  • For Our Birds has over 400 links: toys, cages, nutrition, health and all kinds of great stuff.

  • Birds n Way: pet parrots, exotic birds, birds supplies & pet bird information. Your complete guide to pet parrots & exotic birds on the net!

  • The Parrot House is your personal "connection" to the best avian breeders, suppliers, and avian information for all species.

  • Parrot Chronicles is the first parrot magazine to be published completely online. It offers a fun, easy way to learn about these terrific companion animals.

  • Parrots Online attempts to organize information on the internet so parrot owners can more easily learn about their birds and find other interesting bird sites.

  • Avian Protection Society's mission is to eliminate avian abuse in all its forms, whether it be in a poor pet store, in a poor breeder's home, or in any other public situation.

  • Land of Vos provides a vast library of information and photographs of Eclectus parrots.

  • Birds & More, located in Torrance, California, specializes in exotic birds, hand raised babies, grooming, nutrition, boarding and behavioral consultations.

  • The Parrot Corner has a very good selection of high quality foods for your birds.

  • The Aviary is "your avian info center."

  • Sun Conure is a great site all about Sun Conures, and they have great links too.

  • Ruffled Feathers Toys is a new bird toy company owned by TARA volunteers in Phoenix.

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Online Catalogs

  • Companion Bird Toys wants to be your one-stop bird shopping experience. They offer safe bird toys, bird toy parts, parrot stands and cages.

  • Grey Feather Toy's line of toys is designed to stimulate the intellectual curiosity of your avian companion with fascinating shapes & designs. Each toy is handcrafted & designed for your bird's chewing pleasure.

  • Busy Beaks Only bird safe items are used in the construction of Busy Beaks' toys. Remember a busy beak is a happy beak.

  • Feathered Kids n Stuff offers a vast array of products that they have tried in their own aviary and found to be superior.

  • Claviary Online attempts to offer the best products and service in the quickest and most efficient way possible.

  • Beaker Seals help spread the word about birds that need our help. It helps to raise money for the rescue groups that help the birds!

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Animal Welfare — Non-Parrot Specific

  • PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the most prominent and one of the most militant defenders of those who cannot defend themselves.

  • Found Pets helps to reunite lost pets with their owners by posting photos of found pets on their web site.

  • Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide organization that works to prevent cruelty to both domestic and wild animals.

  • Safe Animals (SAFE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Arizona organization committed to developing a comprehensive, community-based resolution to the euthanasia of adoptable companion animals.

  • Animal Legal Defense League Since 1979 ALDF has been pushing the U.S. legal system to end the abuse and cruelty visited upon countless millions of animals each year.

  • Best Friends is the nation's largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned cats and dogs and other animals.

  • Animal Protection Institute More than thirty years of fighting animal abuse and exploitation have given API tools that work. Whether it's the courts, the legislatures, the ballot box or nationwide grassroots activists.

  • Last Chance For Animals is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention.
Please also see the links on our Supporters page.
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