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.

 

 

P.O. Box 821  Stillwater, MN  55082  

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

E-mail: birds@maars.org  

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Home > News & Events > MAARSianChronicles > Issue 15: December 2006 > Did You Know?: Fun MAARS Facts

Did You Know?

Volunteer Michelle Peka puts the finishing touches on a clean cage at The Landing.

Volunteer Michelle Peka puts the finishing touches on a clean cage at The Landing.

MAARS Fun Facts

  

Since September 2006, MAARS has taken in 52 birds.

  

50% of all intakes are unscheduled emergencies (birds from other shelters or birds whose guardians have had a sudden illness, death, or military deployment).

  

It takes approximately 310 volunteer hours per week to care for the birds at The Landing.

  

MAARS volunteers clean and fold approximately 21 loads of laundry per week.

  

MAARS volunteers wash and disinfect 1,408 food and water dishes per week.

  

The birds at MAARS consume 80 lbs. of pellets and 40 lbs. of human-grade seed per week.

  

Additionally, the MAARS flock consumes 40 lbs. of fresh produce per week.

  

Senior Staff at MAARS hosted educational workshops at The Landing to more than 170 veterinary and veterinary technician students from the University of Minnesota, Minnesota School of Business, and Argosy University.

  

We have also taught our Basic Bird Care class to the public, volunteers, and adopters approximately 85 times since its inception.

  

MAARS conducted 5 local and 2 national presentations on parrot welfare issues in the past year.

 

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