This little one was found in a parking lot at the Yokota Air base in Japan. Employees of The Stars and Stripes newspaper launched a social media site to look for the owner. Not long after, Kumi Sato recognized the budgie as belonging to her mother.
Ao-chan had escaped from an open door and flew 15 miles before being found. Ao-chan is a therapy bird for Sato’s mother, who suffers from dementia. The family looked for Ao-chan and posted flyers. The little bird was lucky as many stray cats and crows are in the area.
“When Sato arrived at Yokota to retrieve the lost parakeet she asked: “Ao-chan?” and got an affirmative tweet in reply, prompting a flood of happy tears.”
You can read the entire story here.
Corienne Pretorius was mystified when a package containing gift boxes arrived from Amazon. Neither she nor anyone in her family had ordered them.
She finally concluded that Buddy, her African Grey parrot activated her smart Amazon Echo device to place the order.
Buddy can mimic her voice (though he doesn’t talk when she’s around). Pretorius heard him talking to Alexa in the next room and put two and two together. You can read more about Buddy and his Amazon order here.
*It’s a good thing my flock doesn’t talk. Millet and toys would arrive at our door nonstop.
One of the risks we take when we decide to let a pet into our hearts is the heartbreak we will go through if/when we say goodbye. Rhea the Naked Birdie, the little lovebird with Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was adopted from a vet clinic by Isabella Eisenman, who set up an Instagram account and facebook page for the tiny bird. Rhea quickly became a superstar with thousands of adoring fans – many of whom sent her hand knitted garments.
Rhea has inspired many with her message that “different is beautiful”.
Cooper and the flock hope that Rhea knows how beloved she was and that somewhere she is flying free and preening her glossy new feathers.
September 10, 2017 While checking I-95 this morning for stranded motorists, Cpl. Laff of Post 23-Brunswick stopped with a vehicle near mile post 10 in Camden County. The vehicle had been left unattended for approximately twelve hours. Inside the vehicle was a bird cage with five parakeets. Animal control was unable to respond and take possession of the birds. Cpl. Laff, being an avid animal lover, made the command decision to remove the birds from the vehicle and relocate them to Post 23. A tip of the Trooper hat to Cpl. Laff, Post 23’s Pet Detective!
– From the Georgia Department of Public Safety facebook page
Usually it’s Cooper who likes to promote the heroes, shelters and rescues who help her feathered friends. Today, it’s Harvey’s turn.
Working hurricane relief, when suddenly… On reddit
“lil buddy” is doing just fine, has made a ton of friends. It’s amusing to watch all these soldiers drop what they’re doing to come feed him peanuts….lil buddy has been supervising the relief effort from a high perch. With the OPTEMPO we’re pushing here it’s hard to keep track of him but the marines have spotted him a few times. And I will do what I can to reunite “lil buddy” with his home.
Parrots belonging to evacuees at the Delco center in Austin. Stephen Spillman
The Shukavana bird home has recently set a record for the most bird species in an aviary. The free-flight aviary has approximately 2,100 birds of 468 different species.
His Holiness Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji created Shukavana to preserve endangered species of birds. Next to the aviary is an avian hospital, where Dr Swamiji and his team of volunteers treat injured, sick and abandoned birds. Sri Swamiji has an incredible relationship with the birds and has trained many of them to talk and interact with visitors.
CAARE is a non-profit, all volunteer organization in North Dakota devoted to the welfare of companion parrots. They help parrots find new homes as well as educate the public on caring for birds.
They have a room dedicated to large parrots and one for small parrots. CAARE does on site visits (nursing homes, schools, etc) as well.
If you live in the area and would like to help, you can adopt or volunteer. You can also support this organization by donating. CAARE has a facebook page where you can see photos of the parrots posing with their adoptive humans. Cooper loves to see the photos of the birds with their new families.
The National Aviary is the largest aviary in the country. The aviary is home to over 500 birds representing more than 150 species. Alas, none of them are budgies. Boo.
This independent, aviary provides up-close interaction between visitors and the birds. Some you can hand feed. They provide educational programs, have a breeding program for endangered birds, conduct research and work to save endangered species by preserving natural habitats.So if you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area, make sure to check out the National Aviary! (Even though they don’t have budgies).