~ LETTERS FROM ADOPTERS ~
ear what people who adopt birds from Jojo the Grey Adoption and Rescue for Birds
have said about their experience and how their birds are doing now...
I am John who adopted Cassi
(Cockatoo) from you guys. I have two cages and toys for her. She is
loving and well trained bird. Thank you.
Date: Fri, Dec 3, 2010
Subject: African Grey
Parrot in Seattle
walking near the train station in Seattle today and saw an older man in front of
me pulling several wheeled suitcases. He had a bird on his shoulder. At
first I thought it was a battery operated toy. I got closer and thought,
wow, it's a pigeon. We finally met up at a crosswalk and I got to meet his
rescued African Grey girl. I don't recall her name but she is 17 years old
and he said she came from your rescue organization. He was an interesting
man -- not gregarious, kind of hermit-ish, but very nice. He and his
beautiful girl were obviously completely devoted to each other. I asked if
she talked much and he turned his head, nuzzled her and, speaking more to his
girl than to me he said, "Oh, yes, she's quite a talker."
became smitten with parrots when I read the story of Tiko and his owner (The
Parrot Who Owns Me
I realize I do not yet have the ideal home to offer a rescue bird. But I am two
years away from retirement, still young at age 60, and dream that there will be
a parrot companion in my future.
wanted to tell you about my encounter and how complete and contented this man
was with his Grey girl.
Margaret. Hope you and all your charges are doing well.
Well, it took 6 weeks, but we found out yesterday that Baby
is a closet talker! We were in the other room talking when we suddenly heard a
full repertoire. In addition to loud wolf whistles, here's a partial list of
what she says:
How ya doing?
What's going on?
Want to go outside buddy?
These are all in a man's voice, but most excitingly, I'm pretty sure she said
"Where's Grammy" in a different voice and that's me!
She's still timid, but she spends all day outside of the cage, steps up
willingly, give me kisses, and has explored most of the first floor. She loves
Golden Feast Bean Supreme and scrambled eggs in addition to her fresh fruit and
vegetables. I'm so in love with her, it's tough to spend some equal quality time
with the Bubba the cockatiel, but Bubba won't let himself be forgotten - that's
for sure. Baby's afraid of Bubba and Bubba knows it, so they have to be kept as
separate as possible. Anyway, Happy Easter and thanks again for my beautiful
Dear animal lover/bird owner,
If you are a parrot owner or animal lover, I don't need to tell you the joy
these creatures bring to our daily lives. They make us laugh, love, and cry.
Studies have shown the people who bring an animal into their heart can lower
their blood pressure and reduce stress. They give us unconditional love.
I currently share my home with several animals. Many of them come into my life
though other people, making me their second or third caretaker. One of these
animals came to me from Jojo the Grey Parrot Adoption and Rescue, her name is
LolaBelle. "Belle" as I call her, is a beautiful bird that was rescued from a
hoarding situation. She was one of 14 large parrots and several cats and dogs
kept in unsafe and unclean conditions.
When the call came in to Jojo the Grey about the situation these birds were in,
volunteers mobilized. Organizing carriers, preparing cages and calling foster
homes. A small caravan of vehicles went to the site. The volunteers entered the
home and, through the stench of animal urine and feces, removed the birds. That
was half the battle - the health of the birds needed to be assessed. The removal
was then followed by several trips to the veterinary office for a minimum health
check including bloodwork. Some birds needed followup care, including my "Belle"
who had suffered two broken wings and had never received proper care, healing
Fortunately the situation I have just described is not a daily event for Jojo
the Grey but it did happen and it will happen again. On average, each incoming
bird to the rescue costs a lot in food, toys and medical care. Jojo the Grey is
a non-profit, volunteer organization that relies on people like you to help.
How can you help?
Time - attend outreaches, clean cages, run needed errands, make parrot toys, etc.
Money - consider sponsoring a bird, your donations are tax deductible.
Items - please contact us for specifics (medications, perches, cages, carriers,
Jojo The Grey Adoption and Rescue for Birds
c/c Margaret Ouali
7008 Wayne Ave
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Finally, you can also do as I have done. Open your heart and home to an
intelligent and beautiful parrot by adopting from Jojo the Grey. Adoption
applications can be found on the website.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Proud parrot adopter
Buddy is doing GREAT. She is spoiled rotten. She "rules the roost" here.
She is so loving and easy to spoil. She lays in my arms like a baby. I am
truly happy and totally satisfied with Buddy. She's on my shoulder right
now. (I think she's looking to see if my spelling is right.)
very satisfied with your adoption process. It was quick, but I knew just from
the letters that this adoption service was truly in business for the bird, not
to make a killing. I have referred a few people to your service, but I also
told them that this is a lifetime commitment, not a short-term thing. I have
also told them to do careful research before even thinking about a large bird.
I would never want to be responsible for a bird having a bad life.
you so much for everything that you did for me.
adoption has gone so well. I am considering a second bird in the future.
renamed Beaker "Cokie", and in the 2 weeks I've had her she has been
doing so very well. Last night, she actually started talking! She's been saying,
"What a good girl!"
some photos of her having fun on her bungee perch. She is remarkably
affectionate and loves to snuggle on my shoulder. She has been eating a wide
variety of healthy foods, and my cat has accepted her presence in the household
and is leaving her in peace.
I took her
to the avian vet yesterday for a check-up and was told that, based on the "96"
stamped on her leg band, she may actually be 13 years old instead of the 4 years
we were told, but that's just fine with me.
I feel so
fortunate to have received this precious companion. Thank you again for allowing
me to adopt her. I will remember you at Jojo the Grey in the future when I am
deciding on destinations for charitable donations.
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