Safehaven Parrot Refuge was set up over 25 years ago by Christine and Paul Forman and with the assistance of our Patron Neil Forbes became a registered Charity in 1998.
The name "Refuge" implies we house all in coming birds here at headquarters and when we started out indeed we did, but as the decades have passed few parrots have been added here; for the welfare of those resident here, not just on a quartine level but stability within the flock. Incoming parrots are now mostly safehoused and assessed by our members to match parrot and family as appropriate. (New members with parrot knowledge prepared to safehouse always needed).
Most animal rescues do not have the expertise that is needed for the care of parrots and this is where Safehaven comes in.
We have our permanent resident birds, which will be cared for by us for the rest of their lives
Our primary role is the welfare of Parrots, rescue and rehabilitation then equally the eduction to Parrot keepers to ensure a lifelong harmony with these complex birds not many generations removed from the wild.
We endeavour to keep abreast of the latest legislation in our policies for rehoming and as such everything has recently had an overhaul, including this website.
As part of this overhaul we are updating our database and wish to include an additional facility to our members and people having donated a bird to ensure regular updates are provided.
If you donated a bird in the last 12 months, or have never received an update and would like one, then please get in touch with Christine, email with yours and the birds details, including via which member it was donated and we will endeavour to get back to you with an update email@example.com
on alternatively call, however she can be busy with tending the resident birds so please leave a message on 01684 850466.
Our newsletter often has stories of families with their new feathered family member, if you are a member and not receiving this, then please get in touch with the newsletter editor click here to email Vanessa and we will ensure you are on the mailing list.
If you can provide a story of either how you came to the circumstances of parting with your beloved bird, or how your new comer is settling in, please also email Vanessa at the above link.
There are rescued Parrots that come to us who can go to members by way of our rehoming scheme. We also take in birds from people who cannot continue to care for them and place them in suitable, caring homes.
These guardians are chosen, carefully, from our membership. for more information, please go to our About Us Page.
SPR restricts rehoming to members only, for the sake of those birds as we wish
to be able to ensure to the best of our ability, that these birds have NOT
ended up exploited by breeders or resold for profit. You can easily apply to
become a member Once a member you can fill out an application to re-home
form. Subject to this being satisfactory, you will be accepted onto our
waiting list for a suitable bird.
There are many ways of supporting us, by becoming a member merely to support us, or to go on to apply to care for a rescued Parrot, Sposoring a Parrot that requires ongoing medical treatment and therefore will not be rehomed, making a donation, spreading awareness, leaving a legacy in your will or support us using easyfundraising when doing any internet search and even weekly shopping at NO expense to you!!!
Please support us now by buying a charity wrist band for £1 each Pay via the donate button below that will redirect you to Paypal, PLEASE include the appropriate postage costs and please add a message once in with what you are purchasing plus your name and address, many thanks
A group open to members and supporters of our charity, where you will meet like minded people, passoinate about their own Parrots and their future welfare,members who are rehoming one of our precious birds, the group is friendly and intended to share knowledge, experiences, photographs and anything Parrot related in assisting educating our newer Parrot keepers, though even those having kept Parrots for many years are guaranteed to learn something, on diet, illnesses, treatment, the latest thoughts and research on many topics are shared.... we`ve a knowledgeable bunch in there!!
Can we remind you to please care for your birds in outside avairies, providing adequate shelter and heated indoor space when the weather turns colder.
Also consider the wild birds in leaner times providing bird food and some unfrozen water to drink.
A forum we recommend, to chat about everything Parrot, perhaps ask questions to learn more about a particular species before taking on the huge commitment of keeping a parrot.
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