Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Based in Minneapolis - St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota and serving Midwest.

 

 

P.O. Box 821  Stillwater, MN  55082  

Phone: (651) 275-0568  Fax: (651) 275-0457  

E-mail: birds@maars.org  

  Captive Bird Rescue, Adoption, Sanctuary & Care Education Resources 

 

Photo Copyright 1999-2004 MAARS

Bird Articles

Issues Overview

Avian Welfare Issues: An Overview

by Denise Kelly & Eileen McCarthy

Keeping Parrots as "Pets"

A Parrot with Sad Eyes

by Sally Brooks & The True Parrot

"Bird-brained" Shouldn't Be an Insult

by Kathy Guillermo & PETA

Birds as Pets: What You Should Know

by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Captured or Captive-Bred Birds

by Dr. Lorin Lindner & PETA

Do You Really Want a Parrot?

by Rhonda Stech

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Cockatoos

by Jerry Waters

Exotic Bird Fact Sheet: Our Symbol of Freedom Does Not Lead a Free Life

by In Defense of Animals

Free as a Bird?

by Dr. Lorin Lindner & the Animal Protection Institute

Parrots and People…A Relationship of Conflict

by Tami Myers and Mary Margison, The Beak Retreat

Should Wild Animals Be Kept As Pets?

by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

10 Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Bird

by Monica Engebretson, Animal Protection Institute

Treating Parrots As Birds, Not Mammals

by Greg Glendell

The True Nature of Parrots

by Denise Kelly, Joan Rae & Krista Menzel

Avicultural Ethics

Aviculture and Avian Welfare: What is the Difference; Where Do They Stand?

by Rebecca Margison, Avian Protection Society

Aviculture is a Broken Car

by Sybil Erden, The Oasis Sanctuary

The Ethics of Euthanasia

by Sybil Erden, The Oasis Sanctuary

Feathers, Flight, and Parrot Keeping

by Pamela Clark, Holistic Bird Newsletter

Parrots and the Need for a New Aviculture

by Greg Glendell

Treating Parrots As Birds, Not Mammals

by Greg Glendell

Unwanted Birds & Bird Displacement

Aviculture and Avian Welfare: What is the Difference; Where Do They Stand?

by Rebecca Margison, Avian Protection Society

Captive Birds: A Hidden Crisis

by the Animal Protection Institute

The Ethics of Euthanasia

by Sybil Erden, The Oasis Sanctuary

Freeing the Caged Bird: The Satya Interview with Eileen McCarthy

by Monica Engebretson, Satya Magazine

It's Time to Stop Breeding Birds

by ParrotChronicles.com

No More Homeless Parrots

by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Overproduction of Parrots: Giant Implications for Parrot Welfare

by Rosemary Low, World Parrot Trust PsittaScene

An Overview of the Unwanted Parrot Problem

by Harry Golden, For the Birds

Why People Give Up Birds

by Sally Brooks & The True Parrot

Bird Rescue, Sheltering & Placement

Beaky, Come Home!

Animal Sheltering, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Flocking Together: Caring for Exotic Birds in the Shelter

by Carrie Allen, Animal Sheltering, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Production Breeding & Mass-Marketing of Parrots for the Pet Trade

Hypocrisy Reigns at Petco and PETsMART

a response to Petfinder by Krista Menzel

Kaytee Preferred Birds and PETsMART

by Sally Blanchard, Companion Parrot Quarterly

PETNO: Where the Pets Die

by PETA

Pet Store Watch

by the Avian Welfare Coalition

The Poultrification of Parrots

by Sally Blanchard, Companion Parrot Quarterly

The Sad Life of a Petco "Product"

by PETA

Tell Petco and PETsMART to Stop Exploiting Birds

by the Animal Protection Institute

Veterinary Petition Against Parrot Mass Production

by Tami Myers

What is a Bad Petstore?

by the Avian Protection Society

Sale of Unweaned Babies

The Sale of Unweaned Birds

by Monica Engebretson, Animal Protection Institute

Wild-Caught Birds, Captive Breeding & Conservation

A Proposal to Ban the Importation of Wild-caught Birds Into the European Union

by the World Parrot Trust

Breeding Parrots for Conservation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, or Come and Gone?

by Jamie Gilardi, World Parrot Trust PsittaScene

Captive Breeding of Exotic Birds

by Monica Engebretson, Animal Protection Institute

From Rainforest to Retail: Leading DIY Chain and the Horror of the Wild Bird Trade

by Elaine Toland, Animal Aid

Illegal Sales of Pet Birds

by Greg Glendell & New Life Parrot Rescue

Parrot Smuggling Still a Global Problem

by Ann Michels, Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly

Sick As a Parrot

by Scott Norris, New Scientist

Inhumane Veterinary & Avicultural Practices

Devocalisation: NLPR Speaks Out

by Julie Hamiltion, New Life Parrot Rescue

Inhumane Avian Veterinary Practices

by The Oasis Sanctuary

Surgical Beak Alteration

by Connie Pavlinac & New Life Parrot Rescue

 


Avian Welfare Issues in the News

Freeing the Caged Bird: The Satya Interview with Eileen McCarthy

by Monica Engebretson, Satya Magazine

November/December 2004

Our Feathered Friends: They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul

by Humberto Guida, Miami New Times

October 30, 2003

A Flap Over Parrot Imports

by Tim Friend, USA TODAY

September 23, 2003

Polly Wants Her Freedom

by USA TODAY

September 23, 2003

Pet Store Ruffles Activists' Feathers

by Lawrence Fahey, Needham Times

September 17, 2003

Rescue 'N Rock 'N Roll: Aerosmith Lends a Helping Hand to Boston-area Bird Sanctuary

by Carla Thornton, ParrotChronicles.com

September 2003

International Convention and Public Seminar on Captive and Wild Parrots to Be Held in Minneapolis

by Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS) and the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

May 22, 2003

Animal-cruelty Claims Leveled at Petco Chain

by Frank Green, San Diego Union-Tribune

December 4, 2002

Bird Owners Put on Alert for Newcastle Disease

by Henri Brickley, North County Times

October 17, 2002

5 Investigates: Animal Neglect Allegations at Petco

by Hank Plante, KPIX - San Francisco

September 24, 2002

5 Investigates: Are Pets Abused at Petco?

by Hank Plante, KPIX - San Francisco

September 23, 2002

Eileen McCarthy: Making the World A Better Place for Birds

by Carla Thornton, ParrotChronicles.com

September 2002

Haven for Abandoned Birds: Rescue Group Needs Financial Help to Continue Work

by Kimberly Atkins, Boston Globe

August 29, 2002

PETCO Makes P!nk See Red

by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

August 26, 2002

A Pet Peeve: Bill to Protect Pets Gets Amended Into Near Oblivion

by Mira Tweti, L.A. Weekly

August 9, 2002

Fine Feathered Friends Belong in the Wild

by Betsy Diehl, Special to The Baltimore Sun

July 19, 2002

Avian Welfare Coalition Flocks Together to Address Protection and Welfare of Exotic Birds

by the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

July 17, 2002

Bird Quarantined at Peninsula Pet Store

by Len Ramirez, KPIX - San Francisco

June 25, 2002

SF City Attorney Calls Petco a "Public Nuisance"

by KTVU/Fox2 and Bay City News on BayInsider.com

June 19, 2002

Pet Store Chain Accused of Mistreating Animals

by Whitney Gould, KPIX - San Francisco

June 19, 2002

S.F. Alleges Cruelty at 2 PETCOs

by Ilene Lelchuk, San Francisco Chronicle

June 19, 2002

San Francisco Sues Petco Over Poorly Cared For Animals

by The Mercury News on BayArea.com

June 19, 2002

City Suit Cites Animal Mistreatment, Seeks to End Sales by Petco

by the City and County of San Francisco Office of the City Attorney

June 18, 2002

New Coalition Is Strictly "For the Birds": The Avian Welfare Coalition and Leading Animal Welfare Organizations Meet In DC to Address Protection and Welfare of Exotic Birds

by the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC)

June 4, 2002

Actor Wants Pet Chain to Get Out of the Bird Biz

by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

March 27, 2002

35 Birds Quarantined After Parrot Falls Ill

by Eric Forman, Home News Tribune

March 15, 2002

Outbreak of Bird Disease, Contagious to Humans, Hits PETCO Store

by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

March 13, 2002

Trapped with the Birds

by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer

Feburary 17, 2002

Lure of the Exotic Stirs Trouble in the Animal Kingdom

by Mark Derr, New York Times

February 12, 2002

Captive Birds Find Shelter at MAARS

by Teri Kelsh, Sun Newspapers

January 23, 2002

ASPCA Proclaims January as Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

by ASPCA

January 3, 2002

For the Birds

a Scientific American Frontiers Web Feature

Bye-Bye Birdie: Parrots' Demands Often Prompt Owners to Take Flight

by Laura LaFay, Washington Post

August 27, 2001

Disease Outbreak Shuts Down Pet Stores: Birds Hit By "Parrot Fever"

by TheKCRAChannel

July 20, 2001

Stillwater Woman Leads Effort to Save Companion Birds

by John Klun, Stillwater Gazette

June 25, 2001

Beastly Crimes: Smuggling Exotic Animals is a Billion-Dollar Industry

by Kevin G. Hall, The Seattle Times/Knight Ridder Newspapers

August 16, 2001

Parrot Central

by Denise Kelly, Best Friends Magazine

January 20, 2001

Bird Breeders, Rescuers Meet in Tampa

by Laura LaFay, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

January 4, 2004

 


What Else Can YOU Do?

You Can Help!

What You Can Do to Help Our Feathered Friends

by In Defense of Animals

Participate in the Avian Welfare Coalition Pet Store Watch

Pet Store Watch

by the Avian Welfare Coalition

Report Avian Abuse & Neglect

Animal Rights Sample Letter Resource Center

Bird adoption, Rescue & Sanctuary Organizations

by the Avian Welfare Coalition

PETNO: Where the Pets Die

by PETA

Avian Welfare Coalition - Pet Store WatchPet Store Watch

by the Avian Welfare Coalition

Tell Petco and PETsMART to Stop Exploiting Birds

by the Animal Protection Institute

What Should I Do If…?

by the Avian Protection Society

Review Avian Abuse & Neglect Cases

A Rescue Gone Right (Part 1): The MAARS "Oronoco Rescue"

by Sybil Erden, The Oasis Sanctuary

The Karts-N-Golf Story

by Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue

Fernando's Story

by Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue

The Sad Life of a Petco "Product"

by PETA

Thanksgiving

by Eileen McCarthy & Nicole Roberts, MAARS

Without Legal Protection

by Foster Parrots

Contact Your Legislators

Contact Your Elected Officials

by Congress.org

Find Your Federal and State Legislators

by the Fund for Animals

How to Contact Your MP

by United Kingdom Parliament

Project Vote Smart

Sign These Petitions

Animal Bill of Rights

by the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Veterinary Petition Against Parrot Mass Production

by Tami Myers

World Parrot Trust EU Petition

by the World Parrot Trust

 


Bird Care

A Parrot's Bill of Rights

by Stewart A. Metz, M.D.

Ten Commandments of Parrot Ownership

by Jane Hallander

Minnesota Statute 2000 Chapter 346.40 (Pet Birds)

reprinted from the Office of Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota

Testing for Zinc in Parrot Toys and Playgyms

by Ed Harris

 


Recipes

Organic Birdie Banquet

from Eileen McCarthy

Birdie Corn Bread 1

from Teri Littman

Birdie Corn Bread 2

from Teri Littman

 


Poems

The Rescue's Song

by Judith Archer

Reflections on Thursdays at The Landing

by Terri Dunphy

I Have Done Something

by Author Unknown

 


Humor

Help Urgently Required!

by Unknown

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