Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Based in Minneapolis - St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota and serving Midwest.



1360 University Ave W #347  St. Paul, MN 55104  

Phone: (651) 275-0568  Fax: (651) 275-0457  


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Home > Help Us > Gimme Shelter! > Issue 2: September 2003 > Mom & Dad

Mom and Dad - Peach-faced Lovebirds (Photo © 2003 Tina McCormick)Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad are a bonded pair of Peach-faced Lovebirds who arrived at The Landing in March 2002 after a rural Minnesota humane society placed an emergency phone call to MAARS. Mom & Dad had been adopted through the humane society and were returned with two chicks in their nestbox! Mom & Dad were doing a fine job of raising their chicks — and were fiercely protective of them — but the humane society was concerned that the chicks would not thrive without knowledgeable care.

So two MAARS directors hopped in a car and picked up the four birds that afternoon. The two chicks were named George and Nancy and were adopted soon after they weaned. Mom & Dad still live at The Landing where they enjoy flying about at great speeds. Dad gets a thrill out of landing on people's heads unexpectedly, and Mom has tried to build nests in people's hair, often startling visitors and new Volunteers! They are also well-know for crashing any social gathering that includes a meal; they insist on tasting every morsel of food they can get their little beaks on!

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With so little, you can do so much to change the lives of birds like Mom & Dad. On average, it takes $1.00 per day to care for each MAARS bird. Every small donation makes a big difference, and big donations help even more. Your participation in the MAARS Annual Membership Program will help save and improve the lives of hundreds of parrots and other displaced captive birds.

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Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID# 41-1944074) and is registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Attorney General of Minnesota as a charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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