Â Â Well fortunately for all of us here at M.A.R.S. parrot rescue, that decision was made for her byÂ her previous owner, and another very caring person.
Â Angel, a female Umbrella Cockatoo,Â was setÂ to be euthanized for medical reasons. Although we can at timesÂ understand this very difficult decision some owners have to face, that does not mean there might not be viable alternatives available to pursue.Â
Â Such was the case with Angel who had recurring prolapse. Please note the medical term, I am sure, is much more complicated.
Â Given the chance as an owner to be able to relinquish or surrender your bird to a rescue, and get the medical attention and care so desperatelyÂ needed, would you do so?
Â Thankfully Angels’ previous owner made this decision, and what follows is Angels story and her life as a residentÂ here atÂ Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary, our Florida parrot rescue M.A.R.S.
Â AngelÂ received a Â series of procedures to correct her medical issue from something commonly called a purse string, to actually opening her up and attaching the excess internals to a spot under her rib cage.Â All of these very successful, but not necessarily long term. Recently a simple external snip and a few stitches and all is better then ever for Angel.
Â Everyday Angel shows us how happy she is at our exotic bird rescue. She climbs trees, loves to be social, enjoys being spun around and enjoysÂ what we call her diving show, where she counts to three and then falls into a divingÂ head onÂ fall, of course while I am holding her tightly byÂ her feet.Â She loves to show offÂ and demands to be able to do so.
All who come visit our Florida Parrot Rescue M.A.R.S.Â , should ask to meet our resident Angel. She will, I am sure be happy to give you a show, and tell you that she deserved a second chance at true happiness.
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