Welcome to Gainesville Cockatiel Rescue. This site is dedicated to cockatiels (and other birds) who need a second chance to find a forever home. Only a small number of birds can be taken in as costs to run the rescue come largely out of my own pocket. We do ask for a reasonable donation for each bird offered for adoption to help defray the costs of caring for the rescue birds (veterinary bills, food, supplements, cages, toys etc). Remember all adoption donations go to care for the birds. We can always use supplies or donations towards vet care. This is a place for healthy birds, ill birds, neglected birds, birds with behavioral problems and those that just need a new home due to life changes (moving, new baby, lack of time...etc).
Information about cockatiel care is provided under resources. Despite what is often seen in pet stores, a diet of seed and water alone will often make a cockatiel ill or even kill it within a few years so please remember to feed your cockatiel, vegetables, fruit, sprouts, some pellets and some seed to keep your bird healthy. Cockatiels can live to be 20 years or even older, so they can be a life time companion with proper care.
Non-Gainesville residents: If you live outside of Gainesville and would like to adopt a bird from this rescue it is requested that you make a gas donation for us to do a home visit.
Please contact me if you have lost a cockatiel or have found any bird. People often write to the rescue if they have lost or found a bird and would love to help more birds find their owners again. I have helped to reunite one bird with his owner so far. Many people are still hoping to find the bird they have lost.
Please see our sponsors page for a complete listing of companies or organizations that help out the rescue with supplies or services.
Site updated on February 1, 2014
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