Welcome to MAARS!


Together we can elevate avian care!

Providing life-changing care and environment for special needs avian species in Minnesota. 

Our History

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!

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Our Team

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!


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Our Mission

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. 


Help Us

Check out our unique gifts featuring the MAARS flock

All proceeds from purchases go directly to help support the MAARS birds - it's a win/win!

Painting Cards

Original Paintings

2023 Flock Calendar



Featured Birds

Meet the Flock

One Earth Conservation has a new website!! It includes more info about the species we protect and our projects and more resources for you to explore. Check it out at:
And please excuse any remaining bugs. We tried to catch them all, but a few might have escaped our notice (we're working on catching those asap).

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It is important to remember that enrichment is only valuable if it matters to your bird. If the bird is not interacting with the item, fearful of the item, or bored with an item or task, it is not providing enrichment. Part of your enrichment regimen should include monitoring your bird’s reaction to different enrichment items. Similar to other animals, each bird may have preferences for certain types of enrichment, and enrichment options should be tailored to these preferences. As mentioned previously, some birds may need items introduced more gradually or might need to be taught how to use the item. Items previously ignored may also become enriching in the future is if reintroduced at another time.

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