Cosmo came into Free Flight when his previous owners decided they could not handle the combined work load of having a newborn baby and a parrot. He settled in with our flock and became re-socialzed quickly. He was eager to be handled and given attention, which made him one of our visitors' favorite birds. A sweet couple came in wanting to adopt an African Grey parrot because of their high level of intelligence and the wife had had one growing up. They met Cosmo and continued to visit him every Saturday for over 3 months to ensure that Cosmo liked them as much as they liked him. After we felt like the bond was evident between them, they made the next step and welcomed him into their family. To their delight, Cosmo continues to surprise them with new and amusing verbalizations frequently.
Moe and Pepper
Moe and Pepper joined the Free Flight flock together. Moe was a very friendly male Solomon Island Eclectus, and Pepper was a less friendly female Solomon Island Eclectus. We promised the prior owners that we would adopt them out together- and we waited until that special person would come around looking for two birds. Several years later, a very friendly couple came in looking to adopt a bird into their family. They had a large outdoor cage in their covered courtyard, and could easily accommodate two birds. After multiple visits they fell in love with Moe and Pepper and life has been wonderful for all ever since!
Sweet Zeke, a White Bellied Caique, came into Free Flight fearful and untrusting of people. It took many months living here to begin to trust humans again. Slowly through our gentle socialization process, he became more comfortable being handled. Zeke lived in the sanctuary for over a year before we had a kind couple come in looking to give a home to a smaller bird. They decided that Zeke was the one! They continued to visit to ensure that he trusted both the husband and the wife. Once we felt that the timing was right and their bond was formed, they took Zeke home.
Ernie is a beautiful little Yellow Naped Amazon whose beloved owner passed away and left her without a home. She became a loved addition to our flock, and in spite of her clumsy perching ability, enjoyed handling by many people. A friend of Free Flight who had adopted a macaw from us previously fell for her sweet nature and adopted her into his family. Ernie especially likes his grandmother!