Parrots at the Library!

Parrots from the Siesta Sanctuary will visit the Thompson Free Library on Saturday, February 9 at 11:30 am!

About the event:

“At least three of our best talking and dancing parrots from our 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’s their future in the world. Thankfully, the future for the birds at Siesta Sanctuary is to stay put. 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 have 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. All birds we take in will have permanent sanctuary. 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.

Please consider a donation to help support this flock. You can also visit in the afternoon throughout the year. Please just call first (207-683-6322) to make sure we are home and not embroiled in some messy project!”

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