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We are a 501(c)3 rescue and shelter for companion parrots. H.E.A.R.T. is built with 3 partners: Cockatoo Ranch, Red Feather Farm and Mr. Boos Parrot Rescue.
Who doesn’t love cockatoos? We see those fun videos on YouTube of that Umbrella rocking out, or that Sulpher saying a funny word, or the Goffins cuddling into it’s owners shoulder. BUT, have you ever wondered what happens after the camera turns off?
Cockatoos are extremely difficult animals to live with. Still wild animals, cockatoos are messy, loud, destructive, will
bite, and act on their hormones. That umbrella rocking out will get so amped up it bites it’s owner. When the owner wants that sulpher to be quiet and stop saying funny words, it will start to scream for attention instead. When that goffins keeps cuddling up to it’s owner, it will pair bond with them and then attack all the other family members.
This is how so many birds come through the door at HEART, and why we not only strive to give them a second chance, but to continue to educate the public on the dedication and commitment it takes to living with these incredible, yet misunderstood, animals.
While cockatoos are our most often surrendered bird, there any many types of birds that come through the doors of HEART, and we strive to do the best for every individual parrot.