Cookie & Oatmeal
Cookie & Oatmeal are looking for their forever home - but read carefully. These two have specific requirements to the home they will be adopted to.
Oatmeal is a 12 year old male Indian Ringneck parakeet. He was born on June 17, 2011. Oatmeal was previously kept in a college student's closet due to his volume. He was rescued twice afterwards, and eventually rehabilitated enough to where he transformed from being a plucked, malnourished bird into a friendly, outgoing guy.
Oatmeal does have some quirks - he is an anxious bird and is reliant on Cookie, his counterpart. He has a history of seizures and was a severe plucker to the point of mutilation. He needs an owner who is home often, has many hours to devote to training and rehabilitation, and who will accept him with his quirks.
He must be adopted out with Cookie, his 22 year-old counterpart. She was taken in by Oatmeal's previous owner from a pet store where she appeared lonely and isolated. She is a bit skittish and can be nippy. She was surrendered to the local Humane Society due to biting issues previously.
**Because of Oatmeal's history of seizures, we are asking that the pair go to a home with remarkable parrot ownership experience.
**Because of Oatmeal being unable to fly, being a fall risk, and roaming on the ground most of the time, we ask he does not go to a home with cats or dogs.
**Because Cookie was surrendered to a Humane Society numerous times for biting children, we are asking she does not go to a home with children.
The two are very dependent and we will not separate them.
We realize that this is a strict set of criteria to adopt this pair out to, but as with any bird, we are aware that the perfect home exists. Until we find their forever home, together, we will remain their sanctuary to live and thrive within.
Species Life Expectancy: 20-30 years
Minimum cage required: 36" x 24" x 48 "
Minimum bar spacing: 1/2" -3/4"
What I eat here: Goldenfeast Central American 1/4 cup daily (each), Harrison pellets mixed in.
My favorite treat(s): pumpkin, peppers, apple, grapes
*Adoption fees are given once a bird is placed on hold and has been visited multiple times. Our fees vary based on age, health, handleability and length of time at our sanctuary, so our fees change regularly as each bird is re-assessed*