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                               AUGUST 2017
August 19th
Fairfax, VA
The Contented Companion
August 19th
Alexander, NC
The Contented Companion
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2018 Wellness Retreat
Coming soon, information and registration for our 4th Wellness Retreat, scheduled for May 5-6, 2018 in Asheville, NC.  Save these dates for another incredible weekend of fun and learning!
Our Wish List
Collapsible wire cages (18" and 24") to use as transport carriers; copy paper; sponsors for travel for our event speakers;  flax seed; quinoa; walnuts and hazelnuts.
Birds We Have Helped
2,765 birds have entered the Phoenix Landing adoption program since 2003, many of which have had already needed more than one adopting home.  Birds can live a long time and deserve to have a succession of good homes. There are 129 birds currently waiting for our help. Please consider adoption first!
Some of Our Many Adoptable Birds
The Phoenix Landing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization. It was established to promote and protect the welfare of parrots through adoption, education and conservation. Almost every bird, from the smallest to the largest, from the most loved to the most neglected, will need a new home someday. Probably a succession of homes. People's lives change, often unexpectedly. One day your bird may need a good new home too.   Here are just a few of our many adoptable birds. Learn more about our process:
DALLAS is a 26 year old male double yellow headed Amazon. He recently reentered the Phoenix Landing adoption system because he would pick at his feet and cause them to bleed. We've been ensuring he is back on a healthy diet (no carbs, no seeds!), spends some time outdoors, and has the medical support needed to get back on track.  He's doing great.   Dallas is very animated and happy to be active - unlike some of those Amazon "perch potatoes." Exercise and a good diet are the keys to longevity, just as with people. Amazons are particular about who they like, and they're usually very quick to let you know.  Maybe Dallas is looking for you?
SMOKEY is a 14 year old Congo African grey. She will always keep you on your toes. Her tastes in food vary wildly. Is this week a carrot week? She loves her birdie bread (using all healthy ingredients, please). Smokey is not a fan of the shower, but she does the grey version of bathing which is to stand over the water bowl and step into and out of the bowl repeatedly. Shreddable toys make her very happy, especially when there is a special cashew treat to find in unwaxed Dixie cups. Smokey can fly, and since she has some feather destructive behavior on her chest (common to many greys) we are reluctant to clip her wings at this time.  She says things like, "I'm gonna geetchu!" and "Whatcha doin?" and "Where ya goin'?" It's really amusing when she really gets going to the point you can't discern words but still get that she's someone?  Don't worry, she'll train you very effectively!
You may remember the large group of cockatiels we helped from a Pennsylvania home that started with a handful of cockatiels and in short order became 167 birds in pretty horrid conditions. We could only help 36 of them at the time, and many are still waiting for their homes. These cuties  are now on the path towards better health, space, and all the time they need to develop potential future trust with humans, or just be happy being birds in a good environment. We highly recommend that cockatiels live with at least one other cockatiel because they really appreciate each other's company. However, they need to be the   same gender, to avoid any    more breeding.   
SUELO is a 26 year old Senegal, and he is ready for his next Phoenix Landing home.  He is quite amiable and loves being with the family unless it's nap time. He says "bye every time you leave the house; and any door that is opened he makes a creaking sound. Suelo can say his name. He also says "swookie swookie" whatever that means!  His favorite way of bathing is in a bowl, no misting please. Suelo's diet has been pretty good - broccoli, carrots, brown rice, apples, split peas, pears and small Roudybush pellets. Rare training treats would be sunflower seeds and raw walnuts. Suelo goes through stages in the year when he decides that those chest feathers are a bit too much, but his charm and beauty supersedes all else!
Recent Articles of Interest
* Plant content may be key to successful Kākāpō breeding,  click here  

* African grey parrot helps convict a Michigan woman of murder  click here  

* More from Simon the quaker, who is learning about showers and better food, click here

* Tiki gold capped conure, another Phoenix Landing parrot, helps educate children in Shepherdstown, WV click here

* How to prevent resource guarding by Stephanie Edlund  click hereMeet Stephanie at our next Wellness Retreat (May 5-6, 2018)!

* Guiness World Record for Aviary with most bird species, click here

* Improving the genetic diversity of kaka being introduced to Abel Tasman National Parkclick here

* Bornavirus study from the Texas A&M Schubot Center, click here

* Good works at a Brazil rehabilitation center,  click here

* Catering to parrot tastes in Dr. Pepperberg's lab, click here