Harley came to us having been through four homes in fourteen months. He had an upper respiratory infection, an extremely elevated CBC, and was malnourished. The bad environments he had been shuffled around in made him drift into a state of despair, confusion, and fear. We rescued him, and since then, he has adjusted well and is doing great.
Harley is a Harlequin Macaw (half Greenwing, half Blue & Gold). Hybridizing is commonly thought of as malpractice, but Harley didn't do anything wrong. Nor did any of the other birds out there who are in similar situations. Harley may not be genetically pure, but he has a heart of gold, and deserves to be loved.
Please note that Perma-Play Products does not raise birds nor condone hybridizing, but feels that because there are birds in Harley's situation, we all need to help provide these beautiful creatures with proper homes.
If you know of any birds that have a situation similar to Harley's that need homes, or if you would like to help, listed below is a parrot placement center that will welcome your call. And, as always, you may contact Perma-Play Products at the number listed on the main page.
Marjo Davidson-Wingrove, San Diego, CA, (619) 280-6416