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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 available), and…

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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Quaker (Monk) Parakeets are illegal here in Georgia, but we are surrounded by states where they are legal, including Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina, which means we get calls about them frequently. Many people have brought these birds into the state, which is a misdemeanor, but it also jeopardizes the other birds in the family because if the Quaker is discovered, the other birds that have come into contact with the Quaker can be confiscated and euthanized, along with the Quaker.

I have been trying for three years to get a permit from the Department of Agriculture (State Vet's office) and/or the DNR in order to take them in for 30-days, which is enough time to get them vetted, tested, and transferred to other rescues where they are legal. The state won't even give me the opportunity to apply for such a permit, so I am not able to personally help anyone wanting to rehome their Quaker.

I am supposed to tell families to contact the DNR and give the bird to them. I do just that, but I also tell families if it were my bird, I would not give the bird to the DNR because I do not have any proof the surrendered birds are transferred out of state. I believe, without proof, also, that the birds are euthanized, not transferred. Why would the DNR use their funds to get illegal birds out of the state when a rescue will do the same job for free????

At this point, if you have a Quaker in Georgia, you are breaking the law, risking the lives of your other birds, and you have no options that would allow you, or anyone else, to legally move your bird out of the state. This is resulting in people letting these birds loose into the wild, where they will form feral flocks, if they survive.

I have no answers to this problem because I am no closer to a solution than I was three years ago when the first Quaker call came in. If anyone out there has any connections to any agency in the state offering permits or has the authority to move these birds legally to a rescue where they will be kept safe and alive, I would greatly appreciate a good word on our part. We have trained volunteers willing and waiting to get these birds out, but I fear keeping quiet about this is only going to result in more birds being let loose out of desperation.
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This is Pluto, our three year old (two at the time) Quaker singing the Quaker song to the tune of I'm a little Teapot.

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M.j. RiddleIt's a pity your state is like this. Bring them here to Texas, where someone can keep them legally!2   ·  2 days ago

Joan Wade CarrollWhy does government make it so hard for people to help? :/3   ·  2 days ago

Theresa Johnson-NunesWhy are Quakers not allowed? I am from Florida2   ·  2 days ago

Belinda SkeltonThank you for keeping all of us informed.1   ·  2 days ago

Cher Wellmantotal nonsense...1   ·  2 days ago

Linda KollerIn Tennessee they are illegal, too. Beth Brock2   ·  2 days ago

Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, IncI thought, wrongly, that we had a 24-hour pass through law, which would allow us 24 hours from the time the bird got here to get them across state lines. I was wrong, so that means I have already broken the law a few times. As the law is written, even if I bring one in that was left on the front porch, I am not only breaking the law, but the state could confiscate the birds here. In my opinion, the law is unconstitutional because it would force someone to violate personal beliefs by forcing them to play a direct role in the death of a sentient being or disregard the needs of an animal, thereby causing it harm or even death.4   ·  2 days ago

Steff MuellerLook into what Oasis in AZ is doing with the DNR in CA. They have received confiscated Quakers from them several times.1   ·  2 days ago

Traci CapeBring them here to SC we have plenty of room for these lovies!1   ·  2 days ago

Jenn FriasThats a shame. I couldn't imagine not being able to have my Quaker. I'm in MN so he's safe up here.1   ·  2 days ago

Janelle Tait KovnerI've known many people over the past 30 years here in Georgia that have had both single and multiple Quakers. Interesting thing is, all 3 that had Quakers were having them vetted without incident by their long-time vets who had been seeing the other family pets prior to Quakers being part of theses families. These people (and vets) went as far as referring to Quakers as "Gray-breasted Parakeets" and again, without issue. Yes it is illegal, and yes, it is risky to do this, but I was happy that the vets were not refusing to see/treat Quakers in need of care. Some of the vets were actually boarding these birds when needed. The law is ridiculous!! There is no difference in the agriculture between Georgia and South Carolina, yet they are legal there.2   ·  2 days ago

Donna CarrTennessee has the same law. It is so stupid. Tennessee was one vote short of getting the law changed. Vets here usually will not see a quaker unless it is sick. They then say it is not their job to be a policeman. Hope you can get something done in Georgia and then maybe TN will hollow.2   ·  1 day ago

Gretchen TurnerPress kits are free, have you considering using one in hopes that you can get media attention on the issue? Sometimes that can apply pressure.2   ·  1 day ago

Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, IncI was able to get through to a 'higher up' at the DNR today after requesting an 'import/export' permit. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box! I am keeping my fingers crossed this will be the person who is willing to help.7   ·  1 day ago

Steph Scranton-DrumI had a friend who had a Quaker and needed to rehome it but couldn't. I was headed to NY (where they are legal) for the holidays so I made a couple of phone calls, found somebody that could take him and we got him out of the state.

I also used to work in a pet store here in Georgia. A couple came walking into the store with a Quaker on the guys shoulder 😳. Told them in no uncertain terms that they needed to remove the bird from the store ASAP! It was illegal to have them in Georgia. They claimed they were visiting from out of state and complained to my boss... Who didn't have a clue about the law... (Chain store)... When I explained to him the law and if DNR wanted to be jerks they could take all our birds too, he changes his tune and told them to remove the bird.1 day ago

Rebecca BrakerWe should sacrifice one old Quaker and give him/her a GPS tracking microchip and then surrender it to the state. If the chip ends up in the landfill, you could bust the state, big time, and force their hand. You could get an undercover media team to film the whole gig. You might get enough outrage to turn over the law against Quakers. Which is a stupid one, anyway. The reason behind it is that Quakers are very capable of surviving in the wild here when released or escaped. They have formed large flocks and destroyed corn crops. The gov has had to destroy the wild flocks with poison, and so many states, especially those that export corn, or have ideal Quaker temperatures, have outlawed them.1 day ago

Donna Arledge SegelkenI had one here in Ga but I had it and they knew about it. She wasnt loud like they are since I hand raised her whew. Loved that bird. She lived to be 23 years old, buried in the back yard.1 day ago

Jean CastleSadly, releasing them into the wild will cause exactly the problem that the law was meant to prevent. If they survive and form feral colonies, they could become an agricultural pest. DNR cannot see the forest for the trees.1 day ago

Brenda Richard-MilliganAmazes me that we have illegal aliens and anchor babies and they are worried birds. I recently rescued 2. They are smart, talk and fly like a 747.1 day ago

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Saturday August 29th, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Scooter the Hispaniolan Amazon
Scooter is our resident air walrus. I call him that because he can't move well on land, but in his natural state of flight, he is aces! I am not sure of Scooter's age, but he is not a young amazon. One foot and leg are deformed and the other leg is just a small stump, hence the name, "Scooter", but he gets where he wants to go. He does not like to be touched unless it is with the sprayer, and the more water the better. It must feel like a water massage to him. He knows what I am saying when I ask him if he wants to 'play in the tub'; he is up and ready in no time. He takes a nap after his time in the tub. Today, he ate several pieces of mango that were donated by Whole Foods Market Buckhead.
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Janelle Tait KovnerHe looks good :)2   ·  4 days ago

Bonnie Cusickhe does real good how long have you had him? was he born this way? thank you for being so kind.1   ·  4 days ago

Linda HardenburgThe birds are lucky to have someone like you. Scooter loves his bath.1   ·  4 days ago

Cotton-Smith LeslieI have a question for everyone
We sadly recently learned the little fuzzy hammock bird beds are dangerous ( we have conures)
Please tell me other dangerous possibilities that may be in our bird cages-1   ·  4 days ago

Julie KrugerThat's what you call a soaking shower! 🛀1   ·  4 days ago

Laura CappsMiss Vicki, you are truly an Angel! Thank you for your love and care for these precious birds!2   ·  4 days ago

Cindy DickScooter you are handsome. I wish all parrots loved water & bathing.4 days ago

Mindy Spates MatthewsHe is really beautiful. I live his beek and beautiful tail feathers.4 days ago

Pam JohnsonScooter is adorable. Does he climb on you? How do you dry him?4 days ago

Martha HoweHow wonderful that you know how to make him feel so good!1   ·  4 days ago

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Saturday August 29th, 2015 - 12:31 pm

I am in need of a volunteer who can develop forms for the website. You don't have to have computer experience, you just have to put the questions together and send them to Jennifer, our web volunteer. I can do a much better job of getting emails answered by using forms, so this is a very important job that can be done from afar.
The first form needed is one people will use to sign up for Birdie Boot Camp. For this, you would also need to communicate with our Director of Adoptions. You can get ideas off Google, but I am having a hard time finding the time to sit and do it.
If you are interested, please email me at vicki@parrotvillage.org
Thank you!
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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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