Parrots at the Dover Library, Sat. Feb. 9 at 11:30 am
DOVER-FOXCROFT- Thompson Free Library hosts Siesta Sanctuary on Sat. Feb. 9 at 11:30 am. At least three of the Sanctuary’s best talking and dancing parrots from their 80+ parrot flock will present Parrots 101. And you can take home a feather!
Henrietta, a cockatoo, along with RiRi, an Amazon, and Jose, a macaw, will demonstrate typical parrot behavior and eating habits. Meanwhile, Fritz and Margaret Buschmann will explain what parrots eat, where they come from and what their future is in the world.
Thankfully, the future for the birds at Siesta Sanctuary is to stay put. Please note that Siesta Sanctuary does not re-home parrots but can refer to organizations that do.
In 2006 Margaret and Fritz Buschmann founded the non-profit Siesta Sanctuary as a home for parrots who have been displaced and need permanency.
Parrots are wild animals that live 30-80 years. They are very intelligent and social and, in the wild, thrive as part of a flock. It is our mission to recreate the flock for parrots that have had their human flock disrupted; seldom can humans accommodate a pet through all the family life changes in 80 years!
Our parrots come to us from rescue organizations, owners moving to nursing homes or apartments, spouses objecting to the bird, birds with problem behaviors that disrupt the home and birds that other folks have rescued but couldn’t keep.
Here the parrots live in a flock, can fly and learn to behave like birds. Many birds that come to us have lived alone. Nearly all have found a mate or best friend. We delight in all this social activity and the odd couples that develop.
Siesta Sanctuary has several open houses during the year but we also welcome visitors in the afternoon. Please just call ahead (207) 683-6322 to make sure we are here and not embroiled in a messy project!
We also welcome telephone calls to talk about parrot stuff!
Please consider a donation to help support our flock; we rely 100% on donations. It costs roughly $16,000 annually (roughly $45 per day) to house and feed our flock. Any donation, large or small, helps immensely!
100% of all money donated goes to the sanctuary's upkeep, and food and medical expenses for the birds. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so your donations are tax deductible. If it is an in - kind donation of a cage or equipment, we can give you a receipt for the value of the item.
Thompson Library is 186 E Main St, Dover-Foxcroft, www.thompson.lib.me.us or (207) 564-3350. Siesta Sanctuary is at 104 Brown Road, Harmony, www.siestasanctuary.org, Facebook, (207) 683-6322.