Darcy Fusch

As a bird owner, I have a responsibility to plan for the future of my birds who will likely outlive me. When I was creating a pet trust for my birds'' care after my death, I asked various "bird people"…

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Recovering an escaped exotic bird

By Marc Johnson, Foster Parrots, Ltd. Used with permission Your shelter may occasionally get calls to assist someone with locating a parrot who has become lost. The following is information intended to help with recovering an escaped bird. Many escaped…

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Danger Signals and Emergencies

There are many problems which you should be prepared for. We do not intend to list them all. Any time a bird has any of the following symptoms: stops eating, sits fluffed on the bottom of his cage, is bleeding…

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The Avian First Aid Kit

By Sybil Erden, Founder and Carol Highfill, Phoenix, AZ – July 21, 1996 One of the most important items a responsible bird owner must have is a First Aid kit just for your bird. This is true whether you have…

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The Story That Won’t Be Told

By Sybil Erden, Founder - December 9, 2002 First published as "The Story that Must Be Told" in CPQ, Spring 2003 If you went to any of the Internet search engines and typed in the words "Avian Rescue" five years…

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Notes from a Lory Lover

By Eileen McCarthy Lories and Lorikeets are nectar-eating parrots from Indonesia, Australia, The Philippines and surrounding areas. There are 54 Lory and Lorikeet species, and many subspecies, within the family Psittacidae that includes all species of parrots or Psittacines. Lories…

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Sanctuary

By Sybil Erden, Founder - July, 1999 Sanctuary is commitment. Here at The Oasis Sanctuary we receive at least one call a month from kind-hearted, idealistic aviculturists interested in starting a sanctuary for unwanted exotic birds. There is no doubt…

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The Dangers of Grit in a Parrot’s Diet

By Sybil Erden, Founder - November, 2004 Many birds arrive at The Oasis with a box filled with seed, pellets, toys... the things the bird had used in their former home. Homer is a Citron cockatoo who arrived with, among…

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