Angel (m. rec 11/16/16, b. ~1996--Lonnie H.) is a white crowned pionus. Ornery like all the Americans, he is also very sweet and the quietest bird here. His loudest sound is a buzz. His nickname is squeaky toy because that is what he usually sounds like when you can hear him. He and the conures are presently the only American residents.
Jewel (f. rec. 5/1/13, b. 1996), our mascot, is owned by the caretaker. Jewel loves gadgets, bells, and mirrors and is indulged accordingly. She lives here but is not technically a sanctuary resident.
The same is true with Dexter (m. biter, rec 12/2/17, b. 2010--Debbie S.) the severe macaw and Fiona the German Shepherd you occasionally see. These two are ceaselessly entertaining comics, but one-person biting and plucking birds.
Dexter loves balls, chewing on textiles (cloth), and terrorizing. His faces and gestures are funny and he is having fun, but at someone's expense. He will go out of his way to take a chunk, so stay far away!
Cowboy (m. rec 8.19.16, b. ~2006--Michael B.) and his late sister were two of the sanctuary's first surrenders. He has no house manners, so he lives in the pool yard with the tortoises. We do not ordinarily take dogs or farm animals, but we knew all these when they needed a home.
Fiona (b. 2017--Norma C.) is a rowdy but bird-loving German shepherd. Like the macaws, she is privately owned and not currently an official resident. She comes with the 1.55 acre property as estate bequeathed to the sanctuary.
Poor Blaze (b. 2009--Melissa then Christie) has survived two herds. His first herd were elderly: another Boer goat named Unicorn and a quarter horse named Rocket. When they passed, he moved next door to be with Suzie and her mom Bebe (nubians). The family moved passing their ducks and goats over here. The nubians succumbed to copper poisoning at the start of the 2019 summer.
Blaze needs new friends, but is himself now elderly and prone to congestive heart failure. He's a good goat, except when he's nipping the heads off my sapplings. He doesn't break the trees or get into mischief. Aside from more fresh growth than he knows what to do with, he also gets hay in the morning and sweet feed in the evening.
This is our sexually aggressive trio of ducks (3 m. rec 5/23/17) in Duck Pen 2, where the main aviary expansion was annexed from. The females and misfits like Blind Joe (3 m. 3 f. rec. 9/16 and 11/22/16--Christie R.) are in Duck Pen 1, where the budgie aviary was annexed from. Each pen has a play pool rinsed out weekly. The ducks get Egg Maker Crumble in the morning, Alpo small chunks and scraps from the parrots in the evening.
Ms. Henrietta Turtle (f. rec 7/4/16--Ashley C.) was the first full time resident of the aviary. The pond and fountain with its filtration and gazebo were installed especially with her and parrot enrichment in mind. The parrots love watching her and playing in the fountain.
(2 m. rec 1/16/17, ~2yrs) Clyde is the larger who has compelled Nigel to find a separate burrow, ironically in the tortoise house originally built for the task. They live in the pool yard but the pool is closed in by a fence with a solid barrier up to a foot. They eat fresh grass and garden growth. They can easily live another 200 years and get up to 150 lbs each