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.
"So what to do? Bury our heads in our hands in desperation? That won’t do. For starters, we can all stop buying exotic animals for pets, no matter how “cute” or beautiful or exciting they may be. “The best thing is not to buy [mammals,] snakes, reptiles or birds from the pet stores. Just don’t buy them. The only true way to show love and admiration for a particular species,” the conservationist stresses, “is to protect its habitat and wild population, and observe it in its natural environment.”
People often do the wrong things for the right reasons. They may seek the companionship of pets, yet rather than settle for domesticated animals like cats and dogs, they may decide to own members of m...