Magnolia Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and protection of unwanted, abused, neglected and abandoned parrots in the United States.
February 7, 2023 law enforcement and the Humane Society of Wichita Falls seized 400 animals from a Pet Store in Burkburnett Texas. The owner of the store was arrested and charged.
Today we brought 80 parrots to safety. They came from horrific conditions, neglected and living in filth.
All the parrots need proper housing, food, enrichment and veterinary care.
We rely solely on individual donations to save lives, we don't receive any local, county, state or federal support.
Parrots are likely the USA’s third most popular pet, yet many people do not realize that, unlike dogs and cats, they are not domesticated animals. As wild animals, parrots have very different needs than domestic creatures. Few people can provide the space, social situation and emotional environment needed by these active, “complicated” birds.
Many live as long as their owners, who often find it difficult to provide for their pets, financially and otherwise, as time goes on. According to a study by Best Friends Animal Society, it is not unusual for an elderly parrot to have 7-11 owners throughout its life.
These funds will immediately be used for housing, food and veterinary care and long-term care at our facility.
Thank you so much for your support!