Exotic Bird Rescue's Senior and Disabled Companion program is made up of small birds that are relinquished to rescue
and are not generally handleable. These birds are placed in large flight cages and housed mostly in group living situations
such as retirement and assisted living facilities throughout the area although some are placed in homes with individuals.
This is viewed as a mostly permanent situation and the birds will likely remain there throughout their lives. Once placed,
these birds are not available for adoption. Exotic Bird Rescue provides all supplies and food as well as veterinary care for
the birds in this program throughout their lifetimes. You must be a senior or have a documented disability to participate
in this program. Currently we have over 40 birds in this program.
Supporting these birds throughout their lifetime can be a costly venture. But the benefits are worth it. Research has
shown many mental health benefits to persons who care for and get enjoyment from the presence of animals. In addition, these
are birds that may never have a home otherwise because they are unable to be handled. Many facilities would euthanize them.
We think this is the best for all concerned.
If you would like to sponsor the birds at a facility or if you would like more information about the program, please call
the Senior/Disabled Companion Program Coordinator from the Contact Us page. Connect to that page through the menu to your
left or through the link on the bottom right of this page.
Cage and Stand- $90
Supplies (perches, dishes, toys)- $50
Small Travel Cage (for emergencies/vet trips)- $20
Food (one bag each of pellets and seed-lasts one month) - $20
Food (at $20 month)- $240
Misc. supplies (replace perches/toys)- $50
Veterinary Care (annual vet exam at $112 per bird)
are usually kept in groups of 4-8, canaries in groups of two, cockatiels, lovebirds and finches in groups of 2-6. Total vet
expenses for a basic physical and fecal gramstain (not including any other treatments or emergency care) depending on number
of birds in cage can range from $224-896 a year.
If you are interested in sponsoring either the set up or yearly maintenance or both of a cage of birds, please contact
our Senior/Disabled Companion Program Coordinator from the Contact Us page. Connect to that page through the link to your