Gonzo was sent here from a family in New Jersey to be boarded for 6 months. Sadly, as soon as i picked him up at the airport it was immediately apparent that he needed to see and avian specialist for a full blood analysis to determine the degree of damage his liver has suffered from years of being fed an exclusive diet of shelled nuts. It has already taken a toll on him by causing his beak to grow this long, and he can no longer get around. The poor guy cant even climb down off of a cage or tree.  (Pistachios, almonds, pecans, cashews, etc...) He is only 16 and loves to be held, pet and talked to. We hope that the damage is limited and will be diligently working with him to change his diet and begin some treatments to reverse the damage and detoxify his liver. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!! He goes to the vet Friday, May 1st, and i will be posting pictures of his progress and the results of his testing.

Joey was bought at a bird auction and was in a wire cage smaller than he is tall. The bottom did not come off and i had to cut the cage apart to get him out. He had been in the cage since he was small enough to fit in the door. He is a very special (and mean) bird with a beak as big as a softball. NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION DUE TO TEMPERMENT

TEMPORARILY PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME

Jack and Ginny. These are ex-breeders and are tightly bonded. They are not available for adoption as we promised the previous owner that they would be with us indefinitely unless they went back to her.

TEMPORARILY PLACED AT ANOTHER HOME

Patches is Joey's friend and just as mean,  So he will be staying at the rescue due to his temperament.NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

TEMPORARILY PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME

This is Devon. He is an ex-breeder who was very scared and anxious when he came to us. He has come a very long way will step up now, giving the occasional kiss for a treat.

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Ebony is a German Owl Pigeon and was found roaming around a families garage and trash cans. They brought her here and i was able to track down the original owner, all the way in North Carolina. When i contacted them they said that it would be too expensive and hard on the birds to ship her back, so they asked if i would adopt her out to a loving forever home. She makes the most soothing owl-like cooing noises, and is unable to bite with her tiny beak. She is a beautiful and interesting bird and will make a great "low-maintenance" pet for a family with young children.

ADOPTION AVAILABILITY POSTPONED due to her unpredictable nature.  . Kida was surrendered with Kido(above) because the owner got a new girlfriend. She  is  a very smart  girl, and likes to be loved on. BUT, she is 5 years old and puberty is really intense for her. she loves to play, but she is like a pit bull puppy that always wants to play and bite and chew; ON YOUR HANDS. Shes not mean, she's just a baby that doesn't realize she is playing WAY too rough.. LOL So Kida will be staying at the rescue till she matures some and isn't such a pubescent, hormonal disaster. 

ADOPTED TO A WONDERFUL PLACE where she will get LOADS of attention. She has been adopted to a couple that owns a store in Fayetteville and she is the office/store bird. She fell in love with the owner, and people  talk to and play with her all day. We will miss you Koko.

ADOPTED TO A WONDERFUL PLACE where she will get LOADS of attention. She has been adopted to a couple that owns a store in Fayetteville and she is the office/store bird. She fell in love with the owner, and people  talk to and play with her all day. We will miss you Koko.

ADOPTION PENDING..  . Toby is a camelot macaw and he is a special needs bird. he is a plucker and has a condition with his beak that required periodic trimming. He will only go to someone if he chooses them and they are experienced with large, shy birds. He loves his owner unconditionally when the bond is formed.

UPDATE:  I feel like i may have finally found the perfect home for this shy, timid soul. Toby is the kind of bird who is scared of his own shadow, and being in the rescue environment with other big birds kept him so nervous and on edge that he wasnt making any progress. So I decided that a foster situation might be worth a try. ..    And, of course, it only took a few days for him and the young lady i sent him with to make that magical connection.  So he will be staying with her, and will be officially adopted as soon as she is ready to complete the paperwork.

 ADOPTED. Kido was surrendered as a healthy bird, the owner got a new girlfriend and the birds didn't like her, So guess who got to stay. Check here to see progress reports.

 ADOPTED. Kido was surrendered as a healthy bird, the owner got a new girlfriend and the birds didn't like her, So guess who got to stay. Check here to see progress reports.

ADOPTED Proud to say we found a perfect home for Lucky. It was very hard to see him go but he is going to be a happy happy bird wheres hes at.

ADOPTED Proud to say we found a perfect home for Lucky. It was very hard to see him go but he is going to be a happy happy bird wheres hes at.


ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS

1. Must live within 100 miles (unless special exceptions are deemed necessary by Lucky Birds administration.)

2. Absolutely no Teflon or smoking in the house.

3. Must complete 20 hours of volunteer service at the rescue. (This allows us to see how possible candidates react to you and vice versa; as well as making you fully knowledgeable of the amount of work it takes to have a bird.) Exceptions may be made by administration.

4. Must sign a two-year agreement that indicates,(but is not limited to), agreement to submit to periodic scheduled home visit; NO breeding; agree the bird can never be sold or rehomed except back to Lucky Birds Unlimited for the life of the bird without written consent from Lucky Birds administration. Basically, you will be fostering the bird on a probationary period for two years before we will sign full ownership to you (but the bird is not to be rehomed resold or used for any monetary gain for the life of the bird. In the event you can no longer care for your bird it must be returned to the rescue.)

5. Must provide Lucky birds with proof of avian vet checkup every six months.

6. Must buy an adequate sized cage, toys, and accommodations during the adoption process before the bird will be released to you.(Special circumstances may commonly apply such as: we may require you to buy the cage that they currently use to minimize stress and anxiety during the transition; You may also opt to make toys at home as they don't last very long and generally healthier toys can be made.)

7. You must visit the rescue a few times and get to know the administrators  so that we may develop our own "character reference" of you and your family. We are not judgmental, we just need to know that you're respectable, honest and have good morales and values.

8. You must maintain quarterly contact with Lucky Birds providing updates, health info, and social progress. We expect YOU to call US, without us having to call you or track you down. Failure to show initiative to meet this simple request will indicate to us you are possibly not reliable or dependable enough to care for a bird the way we expect them to be cared for.

9.  Lucky Birds Unlimited may reclaim the bird without refund of adoption fees if it deems that satisfactory conditions and care are not being met. We will not take your bird from you if you take care of it according to our standards and suggestions. We will work with you to help you achieve this level of care but we can only do so much for people who are not willing to comply. TO ALL:  PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOUR BIRD AS IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD.