Beaker is a Cherryheaded Conure, and was our very first parrot. He was placed with us from Iowa in spring of 1999 as a screamer and biter, and had never been handled. . Beaker's Page
A couple of years later Beaker was paralyzed by a stroke...here's how we set up a handicapped-accessible cage for him and the story of his recovery, which was published in Parrot Chronicles....Handicapped Cage and Story
This is Cosmo, Patagonian conure. Sweet disposition, voice to crack concrete. She joined us in the fall of 1999, from New Hampshire. She's Abi's main baby.. Cosmo's Page.
This page was last updated on: April 6, 2014
visitors since 12/1/2001
Basil Bluefront Amazon (right) came from Ohio in June of 2000. He had aggression and plucking issues. He was our very first amazon. Basil's Page
Beaker died in his sleep on April 4 2006, leaving a huge hole in our lives. Iowa Parrot Rescue continues in his memory. Fly free Beaker.
Timot is a supersweet 3 year old cherryhead with a plucking problem and some fears. He seems to think I belong to him. Arrived July of 2007.
Ziggy Timneh Grey is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina from Mobile AL.. He's pretty traumatized, and will stay here to try to recover. August 2005
These birds are here permanently and not available for adoption.
Most of them live in the shelter, but a few are house pets.
Angelica and Fergison are a pair of wild-caught Red-Lored Amazons who are in sanctuary at the request of their previous keeper. They came from Kansas in 2009
Ralph is one of our most senior birds, having arrived in 2000. She's my show and tell bird, and takes rides with me.
Wonko (formerly Taco) is a male Blue-crown Mealy Amazon. He's the most mellow and easily handled amazon I've ever had. I changed his name because blue-front Mealys are from Guatemala and tacos aren't.
Casey Congo grey is a long-time house-mate of Ziggy's, going back through two previous homes, and went through Katrina with him. She's going to be with us permanently now.
ET and Kozmo have joined our staff as educational presenters. ET is a female BG who came from a home just down the road, when the owners became too elderly to care for her. She'd been placed once, but health problems brought her back.
Kozmo is a female Buffon's (Great Green) macaw. She came from Peoria. Both of these girls are gentle and obviously good-looking. That makes them good show and tell birds. They also get along well enough to share a tree, so they can go out as a team when we do talks.
Cash is an orangewing from a parrotmill/hoarder seizure in TN. He's become Basil's pal, so he'll be staying.