Parrot Sanctuary & Rescue Center

About the Rescue Center

We do not profit from the birds, in fact they cost us a packet to take care of them. We have been caring for these little treasures since 1994.

We are a small home based sanctuary in Sunny South Africa, situated in Gauteng

Plucked African Grey

We started this as we felt there is a need, due to people emigrating, inheriting unwanted Pets and Parrots, people getting older, birds start plucking, and being mauled by the cat. We take in handicapped, old, plucked, abandoned and problem birds.

We provide a safe haven for ill-treated, plucked, wild, old, or handicapped Parrots. We try our very best to set them up with mates of their own kind.

Parrots can out live their owners and more often than not, they do. What happens to those birds when you are no longer there to be their companion? Many family members do not want the responsibility of taking care or being burdened with your birds, some people take them as they feel it is their duty, but after a few weeks they cannot take the mess, and the noise, these birds then end up in the local pet shop or stuck in the garage or outside room, is this what you want for your birds?

So if you have a lonely parrot in need of a safe environment give us a call. on 083 233 5144 or 061  441  0656


Scarlet, the Scarlet Macaw


We started taking in these birds when we were at a vet and somebody wanted to have an African Grey put down because she had a broken wing . We bought the parrot from the lady. She has now been with us for 16 years.

We had a Macaw which has no wings or feet which was given to us by a zoo, another Macaw “Don Pedro” who’s wing tips had been bitten off and legs crippled, by a neighbouring parrot, was brought to us by a friend of mine who was at the vet when someone brought it in and wanted the bird put down, my friend told him that we take in these types of birds and called me up . The parrot is 27 years old and has become so tame and has even started talking.

We have Ringnecks which were crippled by other larger birds given to us. We have a Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo which had been severely bitten by its mate and subsequently lost it’s toes and part of her wing, she was put into a suspended aviary with another Lesser female, 2 months later they were both sitting on two eggs each .

Greenwing Macaw

We exchanged a pair of Senegal Parrots for a blind Orange Wing Amazon at a local zoo, when I collected him from the zoo, I was given a lot of medicines for his sinuses and cataracts in the eyes, I stopped using the medicines immediately and started feeding good food, I went and bought a female for company and to teach him where the food was, within a month he was getting around the aviary very well, within 2 months he was flying very well, I caught him out and checked the eyes, there was no a trace of milkiness or cataracts anywhere.

We often get African Greys which are plucked and set them up to breed, most of them remain plucked but a lot of them recover totally, this is such a great feeling when they start getting their feathers again, and start looking good .

Do’s and Don’ts

A few things we have to tell you about beforehand.

  • We do NOT allow ANY visits, due to the spread of diseases and security.
  • If possible, we would need the cage to accompany the bird, this helps with the transition as birds are kept indoors at first.
  • New birds are brought into our home until Spring, and then slowly introduced to outdoor living.
  • We try to pair up the birds with others of their kind, and eventually allow them to breed if they want.
  • Some birds need to be re-homed if they do not fit in with the other birds or we find a suitable partner elsewhere.


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Caring for your Parrot when you no longer can