Birds can make good pets in Alaska if they match your IifestyIe. Exotic tropical birds such as Parrots and Cockatiels, as well as Finches, Doves, Pigeons, and other varieties, are often kept in captivity as beautiful and interesting pets. Unfortunately, many owners may not know how to care for their birds properly, while others experience life changes that may leave their pets without a suitable home. Captive birds can suffer from nutritional deficiencies, psychological stress, and many other problems when they do not receive proper care. Many wild exotic birds are endangered as a result of the international pet trade. Non-profit bird sanctuaries provide homes for some birds for whom their owners can no longer provide care. However, many more of these birds need to be adopted by committed owners who have taken the time to thoroughly understand what it takes to care for the birds. A person who is ready for the responsibility of owning a bird should seriously consider adopting one rather than buying a new one.
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| Parrots mimic humans but do not mimic any other kind of animal in the wild. Most captive birds are unable to find a permanent home and experience some kind of abuse or neglect in their lifetimes. The use of nonstick cookware can be extremely toxic to parrots living in the home. Exotic birds can live to be over 60 years old.
Alaska Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99508
Anchorage Animal Hospital 907-563-2395
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99518
Alaska SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 907-562-2999
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, Alaska 99524
Friends of Pets 907-562-2535
Kenai Peninsula County - Homer, AK 99603
Homer Animal Friends 907-235-SPAY
Matanuska-Susitna Counties - Palmer, AK 99645
STOP the Overpopulation of Pets 907-746-SPAY
Kenai Peninsula County - Seward, Alaska 99664
SOS (Save Our Seward) Pets 907-224-7495
Juneau County - Juneau 99801
Gastineau Humane Society 907-789-0260
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.