Gulliver Macaw’s Rescue

Gulliver Macaw’s Rescue

By Sybil Erden, Founder - August 2, 2008 As most of you are aware of by now, since April 6, 2008, The Oasis been working almost daily to get an abandoned American Macaw named Gulliver back to the US. He…

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Olivia

Olivia

By Sybil Erden, Founder We rarely see baby birds here at The Oasis Sanctuary. Careful not to breed, we do not provide nesting sites and pull the few eggs that are occasionally laid by industrious and determined Lovebirds, Finches, Budgies…

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Our Angel Phoebe

Our Angel Phoebe

By Pat and Neal Rudikoff In October 1998 we brought a sweet Male Umbrella Cockatoo, Zeus into our family. Our very first bird! We fell so in love, that a year later we got him a girlfriend to keep him…

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Bringing Brenda Back

By Sybil Erden, Founder  - December 29, 2002 Brenda and her mate Bob are two of the Rainbow Lories who came to us 1½ years ago. They were part of the Oronoco Rescue, a court ordered confiscation of 60+ birds,…

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A Tribute To My Handsome Prince

A Tribute to my Handsome Prince

By Ruth Ann LaRue Have you ever had that more-than-special companion animal? Perhaps you have. He or she is the one who always brings a smile to your face or a tear to your eye; the one whose spirit stays…

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The Story Of Skippy

The Story of Skippy

By Sybil Erden, Founder Skippy, a Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, was bounced through seven homes and caregivers during the first nine years of his life. At one point, his alcoholic owners threw him - cage and all - into a trash…

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Tiki’s Tale: Devoicing

Tiki’s Tale: Devoicing

By Sybil Erden, Founder - December 14, 1999 Tiki is an 18-year-old Blue and Gold Macaw. She arrived at The Oasis shortly before Thanksgiving in 1997. Tiki had lived the first sixteen years of her life with one family. The…

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Clovis: The Lucky Nandy Conure

Clovis: The Lucky Nandy Conure

By Sybil Erden, Founder - August 22, 1992 I bought Clovis early in 1992 from a local back-yard breeder. Clovis was 11 months old. I already had several other birds, but. I wanted a hand-fed, hand tamed bird. When I…

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The Wild Parrots From Telegraph Hill

The Wild Parrots From Telegraph Hill

An Update on Oasis Residents Mingus, Andi and Yosemite - March, 2005 PLUS Mark Bittner''s reunion with Mingus in July 2005 A few of the most famous residents of The Oasis have no idea they''re celebrities .... and they probably…

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The San Francisco Cherry-Headed Conures

The San Francisco Cherry-Headed Conures

By Sybil Erdern - December, 1999 In August 1999, The Oasis Sanctuary received four Cherry-Headed Conures from Mark Bittner in San Francisco. These birds were part of the famous feral flock of Telegraph Hill. Ginsberg (female) and Yosemite (male) were…

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