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Stay Home Order Update

Update: Phase 2 Reopening Now in Effect in Kitsap County

Port Orchard Parrots Plus Remains Open for Business!

As you may already know, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide Stay Home Order on March 23, 2020 due to the #COVID19 (#Coronavirus) pandemic. The Governors office has implemented a new Risk Assessment Dashboard as well as a Phased Reopening Chart to keep us all informed of the metrics he is using to determine when and where to ease restrictions.

As a pet supply retailer, Port Orchard Parrots Plus is considered an “essential” business and we remain open during normal business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  Online sales of EVERY type of pet product (including products for dogs, cats, reptiles, amphibians, small pets, large animals (including livestock) and more) are still available 24/7/365 here at POPARROTS.COM

Free Delivery Available

As we announced previously we are still offering free delivery every day to addresses in the Port Orchard area and at least one day a week in surrounding communities.  There is a minimum purchase requirement ($25) for free deliveries however we will deliver smaller orders for a small fee based on your location.  Just add the items you want to your shopping cart, enter your address on the checkout page, and it will tell you what (if any) the cost will be.

Bird Boarding and Daycare Still Available

Bird Grooming is Now Available Again (under Phase 2 Reopening)

Boarding and daycare services are still available as usual.

Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary

Animal shelters are also considered essential during this crisis, so volunteers are still permitted to come in to help take care of the parrots.  Visitors are welcome however we ask that you refrain from handling any birds other than your own to prevent creating another point of contact for transmission of the virus.  The store remains open to customers and volunteers.

As you may well imagine, the cost of caring for our parrots continues whether your visits are allowed or not.  We are desperately in need of your donations – now more than ever – to help feed and care for our flock.  If you are able, please donate something to help with this.  Every little bit helps, so whether it’s volunteer help or cash donations – we thank you!

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RESCUE FUNDRAISER: Help Us Get Veterinary Care for Babe and Sailor

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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”]

At the vet with Sailor (15 Nov 2018)
At the vet with Sailor (15 Nov 2018)

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.
At the vet with Babe (15 Nov 2018)
At the vet with Babe (15 Nov 2018)

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]


Campaign Progress

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Full Transparency

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.

Adoption/Fostering

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

We apologize for the squealing noise in these videos.  We’re not sure what’s causing it and will try to remove it ASAP.  Please turn down volume before playing them.


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

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Giving Back

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]REMINDER:  We’ve received a couple of votes for organizations outside of Washington State.  At this time, the donations will be allocated (by the percentage of votes received) only to in-state organizations.  Thanks for the participation though!


This has been such an eventful year for Port Orchard Parrots: a new location, many new friends and clients, and so much more to be grateful for.  As a way to show our gratitude we’re going to donate 5% of our retail sales this month to one or more local or regional rescues, sanctuaries, and/or other non-profits helping at-risk parrots.
We already know a few worthy recipients but we’re looking to our community to help us identify others. Hence this poll.
Tell us who you would like is to donate to. You can choose as many of the options as you like, and you can add others that aren’t in the list yet.  Our only conditions are that they must be a registered 501c3 non-profit and that they be located in Washington State.

LIMIT: ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON, PER DAY.
Come back again tomorrow and vote again if you like. Voting ends at midnight on January 1, 2017.
If you add a recipient, it won’t appear in the list until we add it manually.  Your first vote will appear under “Other Answers” but will still be counted toward the final result.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Port Orchard Parrots after all these years.  We’re looking forward to many more with you.
Happy Holidays to you all!
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Rescue Nazi Says "No Parrot for You!"

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message color=”info” message_box_style=”3d” icon_type=”fontawesome”]Visitors to my parrot shop/rescue occasionally get irritated with me when I tell them that the first thing I want them to do before I’ll even discuss allowing them to adopt one of our rescued parrots is to fill out a six-page application which includes details about their living arrangements, history with other birds, references (which will be checked), etc. I get the impression that many of them have just decided that they want a bird and my role in this little fantasy is to hand one over. After all, aren’t they doing me a favor by taking one of them off my hands?[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

Commitment Wanted

Here’s how I see this: I want to see commitment. Many of these birds have been passed from home to home many times over the years. Many of them have suffered terrible neglect because their people had no idea what they were getting into before taking on the responsibility of caring for them. Many have been abused. The application is the first test. If you’re willing to take the time to fill it out, then you’re demonstrating commitment. I would say that well over 90% of the people I ask to do this walk away and never follow up. Some of them may be put off the idea of getting a parrot at all by our conversation, which – believe it or not – also makes me happy. If you’re that easily discouraged, you won’t have the tenacity it takes to have one of these very demanding creatures in your life. Others will go grumbling to the nearest breeder or pet shop saying “who does he think he is?”, and plop down a few thousand dollars for a bird that will most likely find itself homeless and broken-hearted in a rescue a few difficult and unhappy years later. Those who do fill out the application have cleared the first hurdle. There are more.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Last Stop

In the end, the only thing that matters to me is knowing that I have done everything I possibly can to help ensure that the home I choose – and make no mistake, the choice is mine – will be the last stop for the parrot I’m placing. It’s not a science, and not every placement will work out, but hopefully more will than won’t. So before you come to me or to any other parrot rescue, ask yourself just how much you’re willing to do to welcome a parrot into your life. Now double that and if you’re still interested, come see me. You’re exactly who I’m looking for. I really want to get to know you . Before you do though, please fill out the application.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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