Success Stories

Some of our feathered friends come to the Refuge as companions looking to find a true connection, whether human or bird. Read about residents who were welcomed to new homes.

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Adopt

Interested in providing a forever home for a bird? Visit our adoption page to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.

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You Can Help

There are countless ways for you to become involved with homeless parrots. Help support our cause by making a donation or learning how you can become a volunteer!

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Welcome

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is a no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter. We provide a safe place for parrots that have to be re-homed due to unfortunate situations that sometimes arise. Most of them were loved dearly and cared for, and when that was no longer possible, their companion-people did the most selfless act of kindness in finding them a good home.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases); educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

The Refuge is established with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Please note: We do NOT handle anything other than PARROTS, if you have found sick/injured wildlife, click here to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Learn About Our Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting? Read through our adoption process to learn how!

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What's New at the Refuge?

See what has been happening here around A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife! To read more news, Click Here!

Parrots' Well-Being

At a Refuge for Saving a Wildlife, our number one priority is the birds we are charged with caring for and their well-being. After transferring a parrot into your care we hope that you have the same standards of care as we do.

Every parrot at the Refuge has had the following veterinary work: Psittacosis, Polyoma testing (not the vaccination), Psittacine Beak and Feather, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Avian Chemistry Panel (including bile acids), Avian Borna Virus, and Fecal - Float. Not only was this veterinary work done to examine the health of each parrot, but to also keep the rest of our flock healthy and virus-free.

Some bird viruses are highly contagious and can be spread through the air. With this in mind we recommend the following to keep your parrot out of harm’s way:

  • Not exposing your parrot to a pet store. This means not buying toys/perches/ropes in a pet store where there are potentially sick birds that have not been tested to our standards.
  • Not taking your parrot to be groomed at a pet store where it can be exposed to other parrots.
  • Not boarding your parrot at someone’s house whose parrots have not had the same veterinary work done.

Poor care can lead to a parrot’s sickness and/or death. Consideration needs to be given to a bird’s health, it’s surroundings, and to all activities in that area in order to keep your parrot happy and healthy.

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