Make your gift to the 2013/14 Spirit of Giving Holiday Campaign here:
Please note "Spirit of Giving" in the message box.
Thank you so very much for making a wonderful holiday for Babs and the Lazicki parrots!
For more about Babs, click here. For more about Lazicki's Bird House and Rescue, see here.
October 19, 2013, Calgary, AB:
Chico, a 35-year-old+ Blue Fronted Amazon (BFA), was surrendered to PRC on October 19 in life-threatening medical distress. Chico was immediately transported to Calgary North Veterinary Hospital at which time the avian vet admitted Chico and oxygen nebulizing began for respiratory failure.
We are calling on you, lovers of birds, to help PRC cover Chico’s vet bills (follow Chico's remarkable progress under Initiatives or Click here to read more.
We are humbled by the support shown to Chico! Thank you!!
Chico exercising on his cage at his foster home. Chico needs a new permanent, loving home ... if you are interested in bringing Chico into your loving family, please contact email@example.com or any PRC director.
Check out our Behaviour Videos!
PRC Director Bev Penny is a student of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Meet her and her flock as she demonstrates simple techniques that you can use to have a better relationship with your bird. Bev is a qualified ABA instructor, implementing easy to understand lingo for anyone.
Update on ABA and Petey (video in Resources) - Nov. 2013:
"I had Petey at the vet today. My vet asked how things were going with Petey's screaming. I told him what a great job Bev Penny did with Petey, discussed the Parrot Resource Centre. He's interested in having PRC contact him about possibly working with other people who are having behaviour problems with their birds. His name is Dr. Evan Mavromatis at The Links Road Animal and Bird Clinic".
Update: Meeting is slated for Dec. with Dr. Mavromatis and Bev Penny.
Watch all the videos here. For example, check out how easy it is to get your bird to allow you to file his nails using Positive Reinforcement: Here's Zuki!
Please consider making a donation any time of the year. We rely on donations, along with fund raising, to continue our mission of education and welfare with a 100% volunteer team.
In Times of Need PRC Helps Rescue Organizations ...
In 2012 we were there for the birds at Lazicki's Bird House & Rescue. We are so proud of the turn around this facility showed and then another blow was dealt to the 100% volunteer operation and the birds. The building they are in is being demolished and they must be out by the end of 2013. Please read all about their need at the YouCaring link above and help in whatever way you can.
PRC Is Looking For Volunteers & Foster Homes in Canada ...
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for companion birds and some available time to volunteer/foster with Parrot Resource Centre. If you can handle some stress, make a commitment and want to make a difference to parrots, we would love to hear from you. Whether it be direct contact with parrot caregivers, writing thank you cards, presenting educational information on parrots ... we need volunteers and foster homes (all foster homes do require a home check and completed application, experience not a prerequisite).
Contact any director under the About Us tab, we would love to chat with you (no restrictions on location either).
Prepare For Take Off ...
Flight For Parrots Fund Raiser 2014
First prize is one return trip for two (2) people, to any scheduled WestJet destination (charters exempt). Draw date May 11, 2014.
Second prize is one 15" high collectable, hand made
"Cathy Carroll Teddy Bear." Draw date May 11, 2014.
Watch for details on this exciting joint fund raiser for
Parrot Resource Centre and Weary Wings Parrot Refuge
which will take off January 1, 2014.
We have Parrot Collars,Toys, Treats and More for Sale!
Did you know we have a great little online store?
We do! Complete with Picky Parrot Collars, Zoo-Max Parrot Toys, healthy sprouting mix and some avian first aid items.
We are the exclusive Canadian distributor for Picky Parrot Collars which are soft, flexible and comfortable fleece collars.Easy to take on and off with Velcro closing. Allows air flow to
feathers and surgical wounds to heal (below photo: Jack wearing a Picky Parrot Circle Collar).
We have it all, and at very reasonable prices, too. Check it out!