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Who We Are Miss Vicki’s Parrot Village is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), non-profit parrot rescue that is licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We are located approximately 15 miles south of Atlanta. We rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home parrots of all…

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Adoption Process

Each bird here at “The Village” has a story. That story determines what type of person or family the bird will be happiest with. In order to do our best to ensure that your home will be a proper fit…

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Boarding

Q: What amenities are included in the daily boarding donation? A: We supply a cage of appropriate size, a morning meal of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains, an afternoon meal of pelleted food and seeds (we have Harrisons and Zupreem…

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Your gift helps fund a full range of services for rescued birds including food, shelter, toys, veterinary care, insurance, transportation, cages, play areas, and more. 100% of all donations go directly to the birds. Even $1.00 will provide a fresh pomegranate…

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Tuesday May 24th, 2016 - 11:36 am

Winston and his buddies are calling out for volunteers this week and weekend!

Most slots are 1-4, but there is some flexibility. Tables are set up for toy part prep (cutting and drilling) and for toy making. Samples are provided, so you don't need to be creative.

Please email me at vicki@parrotvillage.org or show up at 1. I look forward to it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kat FoyHi Winston! Is Jax behaving? I hope you get lots of volunteers to spoil you guys1   ·  3 days ago

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Saturday May 21st, 2016 - 11:17 am

I walked outside a moment ago only to find yet another person pulling into my driveway...a visitor without an appointment, coming here because I had not replied to their email sent less than 48 hours ago. They had a question about an Amazon they wanted to surrender in hopes of adopting a 'cuddlier' bird.

I live the frustration of unanswered messages every moment of every day because more are sent to me than I can reply to in a lifetime. I literally wake up in the middle of the night and will answer a couple just so I can go back to sleep, but no amount of time spent spares me the weight of an unfinished job or the disappointment people feel when they are not heard. It is just how it is, and I do not foresee it getting any better as long as people insist having parrots in their homes.

But...coming here without an appointment, some going as far as coming within the fence line, peeking in windows, even walking in my front door has brought me to the point of blood boiling anger. Four times in the last ten days is beyond my patience level. I simply cannot do my job if this continues. I choose to open my home to parrots in need, but unless you are a visitor with an appointment or a very large check in your hand, I ask one final time to please have some respect for my space and the space of my family.

I have begged and pleaded my case multiple times over the years, but nothing seems to work. My only options seem to be to publicly post the security footage and get a very large guard dog. I want people to feel welcome here, but I cannot do that if I don't even want to be here, so for the love of the birds, PLEASE follow the instructions on the website and on the front door. They are posted for your convenience and safety, not mine.

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Lynli Brown VincionRemove your address from the web page.10   ·  1 week ago

Cheryl Darlene MillerPrayers for you, folks today are so rude. It's all about them. Good luck and please keep the Faith. The babies you help really need you. People need to research and know that these beautiful babies are a lot of work, it takes enormous amount of money and patience BEFORE they get them. Sorry for the rant.1   ·  1 week ago

Eleanor Mendiola NealI hope all works out for you dear ! Be safe and God bless you and those that volunteer at Ms. Vicki's Parrot Village, Inc.1 week ago

Samantha LoI agree what Chris said. Answering emails can be a single or multiple full time job already. I was answering emails for an event I organized for around 40 grad students couple months ago at work and that ate up all my time. So, if some of us can help, please let us know.1   ·  1 week ago

Julie KrugerYou need a volunteer to help with your emails!
And yes, that is very disrespectful to walk in with no appointment.1   ·  1 week ago

Janet WhitfordPeople feel very entitled these days. Meanwhile people like yourself are under appreciated, as a parrot lover I wanna say thank you for your patience not only with the birds but the public. Wish I was closer I would love to help out caregivers can get really burnt out cause it's a never ending job. God bless and thank you1   ·  1 week ago

Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, IncI have tried, multiple times, to have volunteers answer emails, but so many of the questions can only be answered by me. This is a serious problem that I want to solve, just as a safety measure in case something happens to me.

The other option is to have someone here as a volunteer who knows everything well enough to answer, but I'm lucky if a person can come once per week, which really isn't enough. We are actually at the point of being able to hire people, so that may be the answer I am looking for.

A lot of the questions can be answered by going to the website, especially adoption questions, but people ignore the big red letters on the contact us page and email me instead. When I don't answer those, the nasty emails start arriving because they feel I just don't want to place the birds. That isn't true; I just want to adopt to people who follow instructions.

Fortunately, I have never felt unsafe or feared for the safety of the birds. People mean well, I do believe that, but my home is my nest, and I need that space :-)6   ·  1 week ago

Stephanie Crane SmithermanI have a Amazon and she loves to cuddle. Maybe the bird just don't like them....lol1 week ago

Dee Plus Daniel HendrickxOoohhh we have the same problem at our rescue Brainy Birds Rescue in South Africa, we have removed our address and only open our gates /doors with big locks when we expect visitors.1 week ago

Mary FerraraFences make good adopters...just saying!2   ·  1 week ago

Sharon LeaI wish that I lived closer as I would love to volunteer for you. Your hard work and dedication to birds is appreciated.1 week ago

Janelle Tait KovnerPeople that deem themselves as above the rules, or that their situation is "more" important than the next person's will never follow the rules. Boundaries have to be very solid, and you will make some people angry. If they cannot respect what you need, as the sole caretaker of those birds, then they do not need to be taken into consideration. Additional fencing is too costly, and a dog is a great idea, but yet another creature that will need cared for. Signage - - professionally done in bold letters and stuck in the ground at the driveway and another right before the front steps may be worth looking into. Signs taped to the door won't do it - - people ignore anything that doesn't scream out to them. People are welcome, but rules are rules. If you upset people because you dare to set desperately needed boundaries to protect yourself, your time and the birds, then so be it. We're all going to make people angry in our lives, but when people ignore the repeated requests for privacy, order and schedule needs . . . well, that's life. It has been an issue since the beginning, and you've done your best to accommodate everyone and everything. For your sanity, let in some fierceness with your boundaries. 2 bold signs, end of story. Hoping for the day that you can put a fence or railing around your front porch, including a locking gate so that people can't access your front door. Sorry that this continues to be an issue . . . .1   ·  1 week ago

Cathie DeverThis makes me so sad. I am sorry that you forced to not even be comfortable in your own space. It is the only place that I am comfortable. :(1 week ago

Vicki FagedesThank you for the beautiful note, it was my pleasure to donate to you. I lived in Fayetteville before I moved to AL. Wish I was still there to help you. God Bless you for being a voice for birds.1 week ago

Pat HardyCan you set your email to deliver a short "to the point" message when ever someone sends you an email.. Some mails offer this as a courtesy/ I use the "away" option to let then know I will answer when I "return"/1   ·  1 week ago

Danielle ReneeI honestly would post a sign on the fence big enough to read from the car.1 week ago

Julia SkedelSo sad and disturbing! It's scary to see how many people don't respect personal privacy and space. Not to mention, wanting to trade a bird for a more cuddly one? People really need to do their research before getting a bird, because it's not as easy as it seems. I love our African grey to death, and though she gets annoying at times, that's something we considered and wouldn't have it any other way. If people want a low responsibility pet, they should get a fish.1 week ago

Amanda MorganMaybe have your email send an auto reply saying that you appreciate them contacting you but to be patient and reiterate no visitors unless by appointment?1 week ago

Tim HeltonWow. I'm sorry. People can be rude, determined assholes. No other way to say it. They think they are the exceptions, and rules don't apply to them. 😬😈1 week ago

Joan MayoThanks for all you do...1 week ago

Sylvia McGlynnYou should post times on your house or call before coming. As for emails. State as a heading only receiving emails in the morning and will reply as soon as possible. Good luck.1 week ago

Donna Carrthat is like people only wanting birds that talk. Vicki this is not my journey but you better set boundaries or the stress and frustration will lead to burnout. If that happens no one or no bird wins. Just my opinion.1   ·  1 week ago

Adri HerronTake your address off of your Facebook page and anywhere else that's public. Be more guarded about who gets the address (if anybody at all). If you can, meet people out somewhere instead of having them come to your home. Have a donation drop-off box in a local pet store or somewhere similar so if they'd like to donate something, they can do so without needing your address.
I do rescue also, and I totally feel your pain, but through that I've learned to put boundaries up at every turn. Even my phone number has become a strongly guarded secret. Everything can be done through email. And I agree with someone above, add an email autoresponder with answers to your frequently asked questions. That should cut the need to respond to emails at least by half because if you're anything like me, you get asked the same questions over and over again. It's a shame it has to be that way but I'm afraid it is. You said it yourself, if you can't be shown some personal respect you'll stop taking birds. So for the sake of the birds, implement as many boundaries as you need and don't feel guilty about it.2   ·  1 week ago

Pam HillYou might want to try getting a post office box and not putting your home address on anything. I speak from experience.1   ·  1 week ago

Sonya BrewerWe have since . Big dogs. And camera system. Even then still get uninvited visitors. But dogs and locked gate deters2   ·  1 week ago

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Tuesday May 17th, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Music is a big part of the birds' life here, so when a song comes along that captures their attention and brings a few to dancing moves, I know it is a keeper on their playlist.
Paloma Faith rarely lets the flock down, but this is their favorite, so far. Maybe your birds will enjoy it, too!
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Music video by Paloma Faith performing Upside Down. (C) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

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Leslie Uriss SpeharI'd love to see a video of the birds dancing to this.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Jennifer BellandWhy oh why do they like Taylor Swift? Argh....1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Monday May 16th, 2016 - 4:10 pm

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Kendra Benefield LausmanAwe sweet and no fighting.2 weeks ago

Janelle Tait KovnerU2 party :)1   ·  2 weeks ago

Belinda SkeltonLuv them!!!!!❤️2 weeks ago

Kelly HafnerI wonder which one is Watu? 😜. Mani's newest favorite thing to say is my daughter's name. "Aaaaannnnnnnaaaaa." Pretty funny!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Samantha LoKili says, "I love love you..."2 weeks ago

Doug WeemsJust leave the microphone out for them. I Love hearing them! !!!2 weeks ago

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I can't imagine a better "stop" along the way to finding a new home than Miss Vicki's and her crew! I've seen first hand who she is and what she does! Thank you all!

- Janet Holt Hilton

100% applause. This is my dream and someone else is livin it! Awesome job! I wish I had millions to help. I loved the feathered friends!

- Yancy K Quinn

One of the most tightly run clean and caring rescues I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Highly recommend for advice or adoption!

- Dia Frost

A joy to be in such a wonderful, happy bird place. If you have never visited, and are interested in adopting a wonderful bird who is waiting for a new home, make plans to go!!

- Janelle Tait Kovner

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