Birds can make good pets in Maine 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. 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.
Maine Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
York County - W Kennebunk 04094
Animal Welfare Society 207-985-3244
Cumberland County - Portland, ME 04101
Friends of Feral Felines 207-797-3014
Androscoggin County - Auburn 04210
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 207-783-2311
Oxford County - Rumford Center, ME 04278
Maine Veterinary Association 207-364-8660
Kennebec County - Augusta, Maine 04330
Kennebec Valley Humane Society/Pet Haven 207-626-3491
Penobscot County - Bangor 04401
Bangor Humane Society 207-942-8902
Hancock County - Prospect Harbor, ME 04669
Aroostook County - Houlton 04730
Houlton Humane Society Animal Shelter 207-532-2862
Aroostook County - Mapleton, ME 04757
Aroostook Animal Welfare Group 207-227-5056
Kennebec County - Waterville 04901
Humane Society Waterville 207-873-2430
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.