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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 fee? 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, Volkman’s and…

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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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Recent News

Sunday July 27th, 2014 - 4:12 pm

A member of the Georgia Companion Bird Society was in a car accident, and her Sun Conure got out of his carrier and flew away. Piper is one year old, he has a blue band, and there is a reward for his safe return. I can't imagine what his mom is going through, so please share this if you can. We would to see her reunited with Piper.

He was last seen at Poplar Springs and Macon Road. His mom's name is Stacey, and her cell number is 907 953-2964. I will post more as I find out more. Thank you for sharing!
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Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, Incwww.parrotalert.com/L151381 day ago

Tammy Deal Tomlinson-WeemsThat is 10 minutes down the road from where I live I will keep my eyes posted!!!4   ·  1 day ago

Vicki Knox LeClaireThank you! This is the family you met at Tang Time; they wanted Watu, also. If you see or hear anything, please let them know! Thank you!1 day ago

Virginia Sutton WoodOh, no!1 day ago

Chrissy WareAngie Tony Western^^^1 day ago

Teresa Roper CraftPlease disregard previous share with your name - had shared same info with/to you before reading your post...1 day ago

Caitlyn DipierroI hope he is found soon :(1 day ago

FruitBat Aliceso sorry I can't help search, live in another country XP
at least I don't hear of birds being lost in my area1 day ago

Sherry Morgan RitterOh, no. I hope she finds him soon!!18 hours ago

Patty AyalaI live in alpharetta, anyways i will keep my eyes on the sky, hope you can find your baby soon14 hours ago

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Friday July 25th, 2014 - 2:10 pm

I want to thank everyone who has sent emails or private messages about volunteering. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it is to see old names and new alike; I look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.

I was very worried that mentioning the behaviors we want to avoid would sound too harsh, but it looks like there are a lot of wonderful people who are looking to join and have a positive rescue experience. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It is going to take me a few days to log each email and enter the info in a way that will help in matching volunteers up to their skills and interests. If you don't hear back from me right away, please don't worry. I will be in touch asap.

Thank you! :-)
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Brenda Richard-MilliganI would love to help you from afar. I am retired and online most days.2   ·  4 days ago

Jennifer Shehane MannI could add a volunteer form to the website if that would be helpful.

I think it's best to be upfront about expectations (as you were). Volunteering takes on so many different meanings in so many different non-profits. You set an expectation for an atmosphere with honesty and honesty should follow.3 days ago

Brett SchugLog me too, of course.3 days ago

Myra Grisham AndersonI am still available for front door if you need me. Let me know if I need training3 days ago

Jessica HojoGlad to hear3 days ago

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Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 - 1:03 pm

After a lot of study and a huge makeover to our volunteer program, we are finally ready to enlist volunteers for a myriad of specialized needs. To avoid any emergency conflict, training will be done on an individual or small group basis. Jobs here and at-home are needed, so distance may not be as much of a problem as you might expect.

We do have simple requirements in order to become a volunteer: Open communication, honesty, compassion, and understanding. If you have these skills and can follow the Golden Rule, you will fit right in as a charter member of an amazing rescue* (*I am a bit biased on that, but I think we are doing a pretty darned good job!). What you don't know, we can teach you, and I will likely learn a lot along the way, too!

Every volunteer is encouraged and expected to ask questions, present ideas and concerns, know our policies and be able to explain them and answer questions about them, and be able to represent The Village in a positive manner. We are not perfect, but constant improvement by recognizing and strengthening our weaknesses becomes everyone's primary mission. We check our egos at the door; everyone is equal here, except for the birds; the birds come first.

Benefits! Yes, there are benefits to volunteering! In addition to knowing that you are making a real and positive difference in the world, you may be able to benefit financially. This day in age when competition for jobs, scholarships, and space in the classroom is at an all-time high, volunteering can make an excellent addition to an application or resume. I can't guarantee that you will get into Harvard or get a big job promotion by volunteering at The Village, but I can promise that you will be deeply, deeply appreciated!

Rules! To provide the best care possible, we have very high standards. To maintain standards, we have rules. I can't begin to tell you how much it pains me to have to write that. These rules may not be what you consider important for you our your parrots, but they are very important here, so we ask that you respectfully follow them while you are here or while in public as a representative of The Village:
**Personal requirements: gossip, bullying, lying, coercion, and general middle school nonsense will not be tolerated. I work with 75+ parrots from 7am - midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Calls and emails for help come in around the clock, and I am only able to tend to a fraction of them. I need volunteers who are able decrease my work load in a positive and mature manner; that is not possible if I am forced to play schoolmarm. My salary of $0 does not pay enough for me to tackle that job, so this remains a drama-free zone.
**Parrots: We use only positive reinforcement here. While there are times we have to force a parrot to do something they don't want to, like get weighed or take meds, we do so in a loving and tender way. We do not yell or speak in any way that will cause stress. We do not call the birds names, and we keep their safety in mind at all times. This keeps volunteers safe, too, so it is a win-win all around!

We need help in the following areas; please email me at parrotvillage@comcast.net for more information. Job descriptions will be posted on the website when available:

*Volunteer Coordinator
*Admin Assistant
*Accountant
*Community Events Coordinator
*Community Funding Projects Coordinator
*Evening Cleaning
*On-call Volunteer for Emergencies
*Fundraising Coordinator
*Home Visit Volunteers
*Donation Pick-up Volunteers
*Grant Search and Writing
*Handyperson
*Parrot Chef :-)
*Website Information Coordinator
*Newsletter

Many more to follow...right now, I do most of these things myself, in addition to the daily care of the birds and my own home, so help is greatly needed and much appreciated! Thank you!
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Julia SkedelAww, if I weren't in California, I'd love to help! Good luck in your search! :-)3   ·  6 days ago

Jessica TenI'm in!2   ·  6 days ago

Bonnie GraftonLooks good Vicki..hope your plan works well for you, your volunteers & the parrots at MVPV.2   ·  6 days ago

Nora DundervillI'd give anything to be able to live close enough to volunteer with this wonderful project. You're great, Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, Inc2   ·  6 days ago

Jessica HojoI can't volunteer. I like calling my bird fluff bucket too much.6   ·  6 days ago

Angela MadduxEveryone- if you want to help but live farther away, I'm sure you could still be a great help with some of the jobs that are done on the computer!3   ·  6 days ago

Rebekah RabinowitzI call my birds names too. I've got Sweet Neems aka Meatball, Princess Buttercup aka Little Momma and Charlizard aka Mr. Grinch.2   ·  6 days ago

Allison HedgecothLooks great!1   ·  6 days ago

Miss Vicki's Parrot Village, IncOf all of the requirements, the name calling gets the short end of the stick! lol I have no problem with people calling their own birds names; I do it, too :-) I don't like hearing people call them things like shithead or bad bird, but to each their own.

The reasoning behind the name calling here is more along the line of nicknames. I catch myself doing it, and I have a hard time not doing it, so I understand how hard it is. In my opinion, a bird's name is one thing that they carry with them from home to home to home (usually). It is the one thing in their life that has been relatively consistent, so I like to use that to our advantage.

If they had bad life experiences in the past, we have the opportunity to give them positive things to associate their name with and try to undo some of the negative they may have heard, especially if they are screamers...just imagine how many times some birds have probably heard their named yelled across the house :-( We want to undo some of that association with their name.

If their life was positive, as I like to think most are, using their name in is proper sense can give them something secure in their life; something they can always recognize.

These birds have come into a rescue, their cages are cleaned, toys often removed, showers, vets, new food, new sounds and smells, new body language to learn, etc. If volunteers come in and start calling them all sorts of different things, then they may lose the opportunity to place another positive brick in the foundation we are building before sending them to their next home.

That, and I don't like hearing anyone call one of our birds "bad bird", but there is definitely a method to my madness! LOL8   ·  6 days ago

Brenda Richard-MilliganI would help you in any way I can from afar. I would be interested in the grant/applying for you and have never done it but I am on this computer a lot. My flock consist of 3 rescued birds and they are 2 male cockatoos and a gold cap conure. My wall is Kenny the Cockatoo Rescue Bird....and I repost birds from the different rescues and try to get the word out to help the rescues get people to rescue first.2   ·  6 days ago

Laurie Wood McMillanCount me in! And Natia too!1   ·  5 days ago

Jessica HojoI sent you a pm. :-)1   ·  5 days ago

Lane ThomasIf you need any design, website or marketing help let me know! I would love to lend my services! oh and of course I have a Scarlet Rescue!1   ·  4 days ago

Laurel von RosenvingeI would love to volunteer again, Vicki. I will send you an email.3   ·  4 days ago

Nicole StricklandNo foster caring yet?4 days ago

Janelle Tait KovnerOf course, I'm in 100% . . . and I couldn't agree with you more on the negative things that are often said to birds. You're so right, many of these Village birds have heard terrible things in their prior lives, including what a "Bad" bird they are . . . all birds are good birds, and there is no such thing as a bad bird - - there are stinkers, monsters, little beasties & sneaky little things, but no "bad" birds!!2   ·  3 days ago

K Joseph ScanlonCount me in!4 hours ago

K Joseph ScanlonSent you a PM4 hours ago

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Sunday July 20th, 2014 - 3:37 pm

The phone I have had since the beginning of The Village has been put to rest. She finally passed, with little dignity I might add!
The saddest part of this is that my phone was the main source of music for the birds. We have small radios here, but they don't work well, so I moved my phone from room to room.

I had the iPhone 4 and had to upgrade to the 5c, which won't fit into the stereo dock, so the birds are without music. If you have an old iPod/iPhone dock that works with the 5c and would like to donate it or sell it cheap, please contact me. The birds love their music, and I don't think they are going to tolerate my "You are my sunshine..." for very long!

Thank you!
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Carly BrodskyThey have small wires at apple, verizon, etc that go into the dock1 week ago

Carly Brodskystore.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=453   ·  1 week ago

Vicki Knox LeClaireNo way! Thank you!2   ·  1 week ago

Tanya Clark KelleyAll you need is an adapter and your set! You can get them pretty cheap anywhere :D2   ·  1 week ago

Brett GoBraves ElliottSeriously anything with a 1/8th inch jack will work. Get some computer speakers from any thrift store.1   ·  1 week ago

Fran Aiken MarttiYep- pick up an adaptor- cheap and quick :)1   ·  1 week ago

Kelly BrownI have a small portable speaker so it will work on my phone or laptop.1 week ago

Brett SchugYou can find knock off converters with cords for less than $5 with free shipping.1   ·  1 week ago

Brett SchugI paid $35 for an authentic one online at ABT Electronics. I decided not to take a chance since I have a company phone.1   ·  1 week ago

Leah NaransCan you still use the phone for wifi? Pandora?1 week ago

Madison S. LeClaireI have my old ipod. When you come visit you can take it3   ·  1 week ago

Lisa M DeanHave a stereo? Or the little radios? Get a headphone adaptor. Plug in the the bottom of the phone. Costs like ten bucks. That's how the birds here listen to music too, but that way I can use my iPad, iPhone, OR MacBook.1 week ago

David Douglas ClarkI have a 32gb iPhone 4 in mint condition. I would love your children to have. I have 3 monsters myself and my big girl (pictured) loves soothing Chinese music. Contact me if you are interested.1   ·  6 days ago

Lynne SeibertVicki, I have a bluetooth wireless speaker (buckshot) that is all yours if you want it.2 days ago

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Thursday July 17th, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Tang Time was very enjoyable tonight. Echo, Oliver, and Powder were the focal birds, and two of the three may have homes pretty soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rebekah RabinowitzWonderful news!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Hear what others had to say

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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