Sunroom & House Birds
A few of the parrots living at Project Perry are emotionally or physically unable to live safely or comfortably in an aviary. At Project Perry we offer every bird the chance to live in a free flight aviary if they choose to do so. In some cases a bird may be very aggressive and therefore unable to live with other birds due to the threat of attack. Some are unable to fly, unable to protect themselves, or unable to make the change to aviary from a lifetime in a cage. In cases such as these, they live in the sunroom where they have plenty of room for short flights, play, and enrichment. Some of our residents enjoy human interaction more than others, and they are able to enjoy more time with human interaction in this atmosphere. We at Project Perry prefer all birds to enjoy the freedom of free flight, but here at the sanctuary, we allow the bird to make the choice and we do our best to give them what they wish so that they may enjoy their life.
Tex was rescued in 2011. He was rescued from Texas during a 1000 bird seizure case. He was adopted out but has since returned as his adoptive home could no longer keep him due to illness. He was well loved and cared for by her. He has fit in very well back at Project Perry, and he is loved very much. He is an extremely sweet little guy. We are glad he is here.
Basil came to us as a rescue in late 2019. Basil's prior owner left him on the front porch where she fed the local raccoons. One day, the raccoons were hungry and tried to pull Basil through the bars because they were "most likely hungry and thought he was food." Basil arrived here and had a partial wing amputation that sadly didn't heal completely which caused us to have a full wing amputation surgery. Now, he is 100% healed and he is doing FANTASTIC! He's a very happy and loved bird! :-)
Murphy was rescued from a puppy mill situation that also included birds on the property. He was in a cage with no toys or anything to call his own. He used to have a hoarding issue and we think it is because he spent so many years with nothing. Now in the sun room he shares the toys, sings, flies, dances and simply loves life. He's got more personality than I can put here! Come meet him and see for yourself! :-)
Junipyr is a precious little guy who is quickly learning to love his cage free life. Junipyr was initially given up by someone who no longer had time for him due to her child, her boyfriend, and... you get the point. Junipyr was rehomed to Indiana from N. Jersey and given up on after 4 months pretty much. Greys require a lot of time and devotion, this young lady would rather shop, vacation, and live her life without the responsibility of a parrot. Junipyr's story is a very common story. Sad.
Snowie came from a 300+ rescue from a hoarder's house in Atlanta. It was one of the worst scenes ever found by rescuers. The house had to be air exchanged three times before humans were able to enter. Snowie was to arrive with two other birds but her mate never made it to Project Perry. To much damage caused an early death. Snowie has many breathing issues and is always watched very carefully. She is fearful but little by little she is getting more trusting. We're very glad she is here.
Daisy came from an awful situation where she lost her sight due to trauma to her head. She lived in filth and was terrified upon her arrival. She is an absolute joy to have here and has overcome many of her fears. She sits next to the desk in the office and talks as well as play very often. Her toy brings her comfort and she often touches it to hear the sound it makes to know that it is still there. Daisy is an amazing survivor, plunged into a life of darkness and cast aside. She is loved.
Toby is Matt's Parrot. She actually chose him of course. Toby was born in California. Shipped as cargo to the east coast where she lived in a child day care. When they relinquished her, she went to a rescue and was adopted out to people who ended up not wanting her because she doesn't talk. She chose Matt when he began to volunteer many years ago at a rescue and they've been together ever since. <3
Part of the Valentine Crew Rescue in 2015, Amaré came to us fearful of everything and fearful of people. Over time he has learned to trust and enjoy the company of people. He loves being outside in the aviary for supervised visits. He is very special.
Stoney may be a wild caught African Grey. He is always up for a dance, a party, and a good time. He came to Project Perry with a incorrectly healed wing that had been broken and was also disciplined with a broom stick beating. He is stick trained and does enjoy human companionship on a stick and the bigger the party, the better! He remains caged due to aggression to other birds. He's quite a handsome boy and he likes to steal the ladies. That doesn't sit well with the males here. ;-)