The Kakariki male parrot sat on top of my cabinet, I named Malzino, he was the first bird I ever rescued and is the reason I founded this charity. Because of him, I have been led to rescue many other bird species.
I am dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of all the birds I rescue.
Hopefully, we will have the time next year to go into colleges and schools to educate the public on the correct way to care for pet birds, and the importance our bird species have on the planet's ecosystems, including the role they play in the future survival of the worlds human populations.
You yourselves can invite them into your gardens, this will help keep their populations thriving, instead of many becoming extinct. You could plant trees and put tables and bird feeders out, so they can feed throughout the cold winter months and the breeding seasons. Even our own native bird populations are at risk of extinction and if they go then so will the human race.
I still cannot believe that I rescued an endangered Kakariki parrot from a cold dark garage and gave him a piece of paradise, going from a small cramp cage into an aviary where he now lives a more natural life with friends of his own kind. It's painful to see them in pet shops crammed into tiny cages.
Please do not buy a bird unless you have the correct accommodation to house them, especially the Kakariki, because they are the equivalent to our native magpie and you wouldn't dream of putting one of them in a cage. All birds but especially the Kakariki should have the room of an Aviary to fly in
Kakarikies are fantastic flyers and perhaps one of the best you will ever see in mid-flight, they can turn and twist in the most amazing way.
Birds have wings for a reason and it is so cruel to put them in a cage, so before you buy any bird species please have a think about how you would feel if you had wings but were put in prison and could not use them. It's awful to know that the African grey amongst many other species types is now on the brink of extinction in the wild, how terrible is that?
I will keep you updated on our FB and Twitter page in regard to our newest rescues and any future fostering. If you think you could foster a bird, then please get in touch..... Thank you