Boarding can be a stressful event for your bird(s). We understand and work to make them as comfortable as possible. We have arranged for the boarding area to be quiet and low stress that is warm, has relaxing music, night lights, and someone to read to them or they can watch cartoons. We serve them the same food and snacks to ensure no disruption in their dietary needs. They are in good hands here at PRH. See for yourself via a camera to see your bird during boarding! Boarding is limited so make arrangements early.
We require that your bird come with a certificate of good health and has been tested for Chlamydiosis for the safety of all.
For more information, contact our services team
“They are really really awesome! They watch my two parakeets for me, give them treats,and sent me pictures of the keets. It’s a really nice quiet environment which my parakeets love.”
Needing to have your birds fostered due to life changing events such as military deployment, divorce, loss of home, illness or college? We want to help you and your bird(s) stay together so we have a program that helps you get through the event knowing your bird(s) are well taken care of until such time you can reunite your family. It will be stressful for you and your bird(s) but we will be here to help you both get through it. Let’s discuss how we can help.
Nail, Beak, and Wing Clipping
Requirements are that your bird has been seen by a veterinarian in the past year. If your bird requires a wing trim, we will use the “skinny” method only. Please submit good health check when scheduling here: https://calendly.com/papayagorescuehouse/wing-and-or-nail-beak-trims
We can convert your bird from seed to pellet and even gain ground with eating fresh veggies. The first step is taking your bird to a bird experienced or ABVP (Avian Practice) vet to get bloodwork done to ensure they are healthy enough to convert. The stress of a diet change is very real so we need to make sure the vet is on board with the changes and if they want to change the food to convert to for the bird.
Cage cleaning is an important part of your bird’s grooming health. One of the keys to keeping your bird healthy is regular cleaning of your bird’s cage, play stands, and accessories to prevent the growth of bacteria and the spread of diseases. Monthly full scrub down and disinfection are also important. Drying the cage in the warm sun will help to kill bacteria and mites that may be living in the cage.
We offer in-home cage cleaning. To set up an appointment, please call for details.
Summer Classes 2022
Lesson plan Caring for parrots
- 1st session is teaching daily care of birds
- 2nd session is teaching about toys, toy making, foraging, enrichment
- 3rd session is teaching basic anatomy, basic training, basics and birds
The objective is to teach young people how to give daily care to parrots, keep them
entertained, and understand good health.
4 weeks of 2 hours = 1 session. Days missed cannot be made up or refunded
- 1st session will be 3 pm to 5 pm on Wednesdays
- 2nd session will be 3 pm to 5 pm on Fridays
- 3rd session will be 3 pm to 5 pm on Saturdays
The cost is $120 per 4-week session
Sessions start June 8th, July 8th, August 6th
- Direct Instruction
- Guided Practice
- Check for Understanding
- Independent Practice
We are not able to accommodate all types of learning students. Please ensure that your young person can handle a fair amount of visual and auditory stimulation. They will need to be able to receive verbal directions.
- Visual Learners
- Auditory Learners
- Advanced Learners
Materials & Resources:
- Wear clothes that can get dirty or receive unwanted attention from a parrot
- No open-toed shoes, hats, jewelry, watches, or wearing fragrance
- No cameras are permitted
- Each student will receive a picture with CoCo Chanel and a certificate of completion
- No personal birds are able to attend
Prior to the class time, volunteer packets will need to be signed and returned to us
Sign up by sending us an email with your child’s name and age to Services@papayagorescuehouse.org. We will send you an invoice. All payments must be received prior to the day of the first day of class.