The day my wish came true

I saw her, Tina, picture and thought to myself, She is beautiful, I wish he will give her to me. I couldn't pay the rehoming fee.

The person interested in her, contacted me for my help. I helped her get into contact with the owner, and to come down on the rehoming fees. She took her in and was ready to give her a new life. 

Luck will have it that after a day or so, she called me asking me to take her In.

My wish that day came true. I wished for her to come to me, and they did. I couldn’t pay the rehoming fee, so the universe played its game.

Tina Passed away April 19, 2018

Bhodi's Story

Bhodi is an Indian ringneck who we rescued along with his two brothers. 

Bhodi camouflage
Bhodi camouflage 

All three of them have splayed legs. A condition where legs are deformed due to improper care during the first few weeks of being born. Prince, whose both legs were splayed, didn't make it and passed away two days after rescuing him. Bhodi and Lotus are still living with us in our sanctuary. 

Mr. Bhodi's leg was pretty badly bent. But he manages very well and uses both his legs. Of course, his good leg is used more. Lotus has a curved spine and one splayed leg. 

Mr. Bhodi broke his leg and we took him to the vet. Everything went fine and he healed. A few years later Bhodi had a scrape on his leg. Since he has splayed legs I assumed he caught his leg somewhere or another bite him. I applied healx. 

Birds heal fast. I mean fast. But after three days he was still attacking his leg. This is not normal because the pain should have subsided by now and he should be healing but instead bleeding. 

sweetest bhodi
Sweetest Bhodi

I took him to see Dr. Nemetz. He took many X-rays.

My previous vet left the pin in his leg three years ago when Bhodi fractured his leg. Dr. Nemetz told me around 5 different mistakes, Dr. Brat made with Bhodi's fracture. Bhodi body is rejecting the rod and causing self-mutilating because of the pain. 

The 5 mistakes:

The pin was not required, a tape splint could have worked.
The pin was the wrong size
The pin was inserted the wrong way. 
The pin was completed inside, without leaving room to take it out. 
The pin was inserted from the wrong side of the leg. 

Dr. Nemetz tried several techniques to take out the pin but was unsuccessful. 

The next step was amputation. Dr. Nemetz did try to save the leg and he collaborated with his colleagues, but the best plan was to amputate.

Bhodi's surgery went well and he's adjusting. However, he is continuing to self-mutilating and maybe fantom pain since all his medical tests are clean.


Quinoa Salad Recipe [ Bird recipe]

Quinoa Salad Recipe

A great way for cooking something healthy and nutrient-rich for all types of birds. 

Quinoa is a great source of protein and contains all 9 amino acids and antioxidant benefits. Quinoa is high in fiber and contains many minerals. 

Sweet potato has high amounts of beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A once digested. 

Greens provide detox, anti-inflammatory, heart health, and much much more. Greens provided a great punch of nutrients with hardly any calories. 

Chia seeds are heart-healthy, bone health, and inflammatory healthy.

Flax seeds high healthy fat source that provides omega 3 and fights against cancer and heart disease. 

Lemon Juice provides a nice dash of Vitamin C 

  1. Cooked Quinoa
  1. Cooked sweet potato
  1. Your greens: In a food processor chop your greens: kale, dandelion greens, cilantro...etc
  1. Seeds: chia, flax, bee pollen, etc
  1. Tsp of Lemon or Orange Juice.
  1. Red Chill Flakes
  1. Mix everything together
PS: vary the greens and add fruits etc.

For the human version:
  1. Add salt.
  1. Add more lemon juice
  1. Don't add the chill flakes

This is a great recipe to add flowers and/other herbs that your parrot might need. You can also add Avicalm.


Author Monika Sangar 

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)


Most parrots love to bathe, which softens dirt on the feathers and skin and encourages preening.
If you bathe your parrot regularly, you will notice that their feathers will begin to waterproof, become shine, due to preening.
Bathing is important for parrots,  skin can become dry and itchy leading to plucking, if not bath often enough.
It’s also important that any pollutants be removed from the bird’s feathers so that it doesn’t ingest any toxic stuff while preening. During the summer you can bathe and soak your parrots down to the skin 3 times a week. During winter you want to have a warm place for them to dry off.
Spray bottles, a bowl, shower are all great ways to shower them.
Don’t use any soap or bathing products.


Author Monika Sangar 

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

Beak Trimming

Normally, daily activities like chewing, foraging, rubbing the beak are enough to keep a beak trimming. Natural wood perches, and cuttlebones, given your parrot tree branches to chew on, is a great way to keep them busy and their beaks trimmed.

Sometimes the beak does overgrow, because will it grows, just like our nails.

A dremel is what I use to trim the beaks, it's easy and I go slow, taking my time not to hurt him or myself. 1) remember to keep the dermal moving and avoid overheating. 2) take many breaks and check my progress, to make sure you are not overdoing it.

If you go to0 far, you can cause pain because the beak does have nerve endings. Uncontrollable bleed could also occur. So always follow the natural beak line. It's better to do less than to do too much.

Our suggestion:

Watch your vet first before doing it at home so you have a better understanding. 

If the beak grows too fast or abnormally, it can be a medical issue like liver disease. A CBC (blood test) is needed for any diagnose of medical issues. 


Author Monika Sangar 

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

Easy Carrot Quinoa Pudding [birdie healthy recipe]

Easy Carrot Quinoa pudding [birdie healthy recipe]

Need more ideas for parrot recipes, wondering what to do with extra parrot chop which isn't enough for the whole flock. 

I love making up recipes which include me using Chop, healthy ingredients, and of course orange veggies. 

Carrot quinoa pudding can be made with sweet potatoes or another orange squash. I used carrots because my guys get plenty of sweet potatoes, and I wanted something different. 

This recipe has a lot of natural antibiotic foods: cinnamon, lemon zest, and lemon juice.


1) 1 cup of mashed carrots (steam about two to three cups of carrots, mash)
2) 1/2 cup cook quinoa
3) Added 1/2 cup nuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp lemon zest, and a Flax egg to a bowl
Mix all the ingredients together

Bake for 25 minutes at 350

Remember you can add berries, flaxseed meals, to change the flavor and add different nutrients. 

*flax egg: To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Mix together, and let sit until thick.

More Recipes: 

Birdie Sweet potato cookies 

Birdie Quinoa Salad recipe


Author Monika Sangar 

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

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