While everyone knows about the overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs, released to fend for themselves, languishing in shelters and too frequently euthanized, far fewer people think of the plight of thousands of unwanted and abandoned parrots (parakeets, cockatiels, conures, cockatoos, macaws, and amazons, etc) . Cockatiels can live up to 25 years, amazons, cockatoos and macaws up to 60 and more. That is a long time if you are miserable in a cage far too small, bored, abused, neglected and deprived of the amount of companionship and interaction you so desperately need. These sensitive and intelligent birds are trapped, bred and sold to people who often are not aware of the degree of knowledge, patience, commitment and expense required to train and care for them properly. We’ve all seen those magnificent multi-colored macaws, the entertaining antics of cockatoos and the remarkable verbal skills of african greys, but the sad truth is that these birds have received many hours of patient training , and off-camera are often difficult and demanding to live with.
Zaksee Sanctuary was founded to give space, understanding, care and companionship to parrots. They live in aviaries large enough for them to exercise those magnificent wings, in a jungle setting with the companionship of others of their kind.
Please join us at Zaksee to enjoy, learn about and help care for our "babies". There is much work to be done; aviaries enlarged, new ones built, trees and shrubs planted plus the daily chores of feeding, watering, cleaning, making perches and hanging toys to enhance the quality of life of our residents.
We welcome you to join us, learn their individual personalities, hear their stories and be a part of making a difference for those who cannot do it for themselves. We may not be able to change the world for parrots but we can change the worlds of a few.
"The sight of a parrot captive in a cage, miserably bored, breaks my heart." Jane Goodall
"As you do to the least of these, so you do unto me."
- Animal Therapy
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 16
- 6 Hours per week