Since the founding of MAARS in July 1999, almost 1500 unwanted parrots have come through our doors. More than 1400 birds have been successfully placed into permanent homes. We’ve consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping all captive parrots. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
MAARS’ core function is to care for our flock at our facility, The Landing. Our primary mission is to educate the public, people who already live with parrots, and the veterinary community about the issues that face captive parrots.
Attention Twin Cities budgie lovers: are you missing your budgie? This year we're seeing many more reports of dumped or escaped parrots, among other species of animals commonly kept in captivity. These 2 are among those recently captured and we're still trying to locate their families if possible. The green/yellow budgie (no band) was captured on Saturday, 6/12, at Sunset Pond in Burnsville. The white/blue budgie (clipped wings, purple band) was caught on Saturday, 6/19, near Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. If you think either of these birds may be yours please let us know. You will be asked to provide proof of ownership. ... See MoreSee Less