Babe and Sailor Need Your Help!
Babe (the Yellow Naped Amazon) and Sailor (the Blue and Gold Macaw) arrived at Port Orchard Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary last Saturday evening (November 10, 2018). Both were extraordinarily hungry and thirsty and both appear to be underweight or underdeveloped for their age. We need to have them checked out by an avian vet and we’re reaching out to the community for help covering the costs.
Babe has a large growth of some sort on his right cheek that will need to be checked out, and both will need blood tests to make sure that they don’t have any other problems.
We’re estimating that these veterinary services will cost about $300 for each bird. We’re asking for donations in any amount you can afford to give.[/vc_column_text][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise” icon_type=”fontawesome”]
UPDATE 11/15/2018 9:00PM The babies were so brave seeing Dr. Ansorge for the first time tonight. They both had to be sedated for the blood work though - just to be on the safe side and to make sure it wasn’t too traumatic for them. They’ve been through enough.
The mass on Babe’s face is the result of a ruptured air sac, which allows air to escape into the space between the air sac and her cheek. This may or may not be related to the sinus infection she has which we’ll begin treating as soon as her lab results are back. It could also be the result of trauma but there’s no way to tell really. The good news is it doesn’t require surgery. The less good news is that it will continue to be there until the air sac repairs itself. Babe let me hold her and pet her throughout the visit and she doesn’t give any impression that she’s in any pain from this.
LEARN MORE about the avian respiratory system.
We’ll have the results of their labs in a few days and I’ll know more then. Thanks again to all of you who have helped cover the expenses. Stay tuned…[/vc_message][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise” icon_type=”fontawesome”]UPDATE: 11/15/2018 11:00AM: We have a more precise estimate of the veterinary costs we’re looking at now (including surgery for Babe if it necessary to remove the mass on her face). For a complete accounting (please note that some costs are estimates only) please click or press here.[/vc_message][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”turquoise” icon_type=”fontawesome”]UPDATE: 11/14/2018 9:30PM: Babe and Sailor’s initial veterinary exam is scheduled for tomorrow. We’ll update this page as we learn more.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Donations for Babe and Sailor will be earmarked for their care only. These funds will not be used for any other purpose. A full accounting of all funds collected and disbursed will be posted here as transactions occur. If we collect more than we need we will notify donors and ask what they would like done with the overage.
Babe and Sailor won’t be available for adoption in the near future as we don’t yet have full release from their owner to rehome them. We will be working to get that as soon as we can, but in the meantime these babies needed a warm, safe home with plenty of love and nourishment to keep them from declining into further poor health.
After Arrival and Feeding at Port Orchard Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary
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About Port Orchard Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary
Port Orchard Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary (POPRS) is a registered non-profit corporation in the State of Washington (UBI Number 604 353 638). Application for federal tax exempt status pending.
POPRS was established to provide temporary and/or permanent shelter, care, and sustenance to homeless parrots or to parrot owners or guardians, and to provide educational services to the Greater Puget Sound, Washington community concerning parrot ownership and care.
Rewards for Donations
In exchange for your donation you will receive rewards points from Port Orchard Parrots Plus at the rate of one point for each dollar you donate which you can use for discounts on future purchases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]