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NORTAN

Photo of nortan the sulpher crested cockatoo

ILet me introduce myself. My Name is Norton. Some of you may remember me from my fundraiser my humans at Ziggy's Haven held to make me better. Here's my story... My original mom reached out to Ziggy's Haven because she had fallen on hard times and knew the people at Ziggy's are always there to help birds and their families. When I came to Ziggy's, I had an old injury to my foot. I was depressed and picked at it a lot. I had to wear a collar to keep me from hurting myself. Ziggy's people took me to the vet and tried medications to make it better, but things did not heal up. So, the hard decision was made to amputate my toe, but I still did not feel great. The doctor at the big hospital in Gainesville thought there was an infection in the bone, and they amputated my whole foot. After a lot more medicine, (YUCK!), my foot healed up. The crazy people at Ziggy's made me do physical therapy and would leave treats like a trail of pistachios for me to learn to walk again. I no longer pluck my feathers and I am a happy, sassy bird. I will now be an ambassador for Ziggy's because I am so cute. I even have a modified cage so I can get around well!

 

 

I would like to give back to Ziggy's for taking such good care of me, but I need your help. I am looking for some people to sponsor me so I can continue to live the lifestyle I have become accustomed to. Will you Help? I

love receiving gifts of nuts, veggies, and fruit. The humans said dollars would be helpful too, but they do not taste good at first. A $25 dollar a month sponsor gets you a free t shirt, free tour for you and a guest and all the smiles I can muster!

grandpa the 90 year old scarlet macaw

GRANDPA

Hello there, lovely folks! I'm Grandpa, the Scarlett Macaw! I live at Ziggy's Haven Parrot Sanctuary in sunny Inverness Florida, alongside my best friend Tiki. My journey has been quite a rollercoaster. Once, I endured the hardship of being a breeder bird, trapped in dismal conditions. When my beloved mate departed, life seemed even bleaker. But in 2007, a ray of hope shone upon me as I was rescued from a desolate existence, found nestled in a dog crate beneath a porch, grieving the loss of my cherished companion.

Since arriving at Ziggy's Haven, life has taken a delightful turn. I was introduced to Tiki, a Blue and Gold Macaw. Together, we have formed an unbreakable bond, residing in a spacious senior aviary, captivating guest with our vibrant plumage as they snap away with their cameras. Oh, did I mention? I proudly hold the title of the oldest parrot at Ziggy's! While my exact age remains a mystery, I am around 90 years young. Despite my senior status, I still relish in the joys of climbing, playing, and exploring alongside Tiki every single day.

Now, I'm reaching out to you, dear friends, in search of sponsors. As the elder statesman of Ziggy's Haven, I require specialized care to navigate my golden years with ease. From tailored vet treatments to ample perches and stimulating toys, your support ensures I continue to thrive alongside my newfound family. With sponsorships starting from just $5 a month, every contribution goes towards my well-being, from nourishing meals to enriching playthings and essential healthcare. Who knows? I might even share some goodies with Tiki!

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