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What do you do when your child wants a pet bird? Check out this article by Beak n Wings in the KC Metro Pet Magazine for some things to think about before your bring a parrot into your home.
Beak n Wings is currently accepting a limited number of new birds depending on the space available in our foster homes. Beak n Wings is in need of foster homes, if you are interested click here for more information on how you can help. In order to properly socialize them, all of our foster birds are cared for in individual foster homes. We do not have a shelter building. Our birds may be visited by appointment only after an application has been filled out and a home visit made. They can also be seen at our public events, please check our calendar for details.
Dean Tyson Beak n Wings, Inc Executive Director
SPACE: We will need enough space to set up a table for educational material and 4-5 large bird stands.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Education is our primary goal. If you have questions that are not answered during our program, we will allow a Q & A at the end of the program.
AVAILABILITY: Beak n Wings is available for programs weekdays after 5:00 pm or weekends, as long as it does not conflict with any of our other scheduled events. We do request a 30 day notice of your event.
COST: Beak n Wings is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate on donations from the public and other organizations such as schools, companies and sponsors. We do ask for a $150.00 an hour donation for our program services.
CONTACT BEAK N WINGS: You can schedule an event with Beak n Wings by calling us at 913-322-3398 or you can fax your information to us along with name and phone number to 913-322-2583. You may also check our availability on our club calendar.
HANDS ON EDUCATION: YES, we will allow you to handle our birds as long as your hands have been cleaned to protect the health of our birds, we will bring hand sanitizer. We look forward to providing you with a unique look into the ownership and companionship of these amazing birds.
Bird toys – including shred toys and chew toys (all sizes)
Toy making supplies – bird safe beads of all sizes, acrylic or wooden pieces, children’s plastic fun links, quick links, stainless steel wire, bird safe rope: sisal (NOT from garden shops, it’s treated), cotton,seagrass and Paulie, paper twist rope
Perches – cotton, sisal, tanzaite, manzanita, java, grapevine
Play Stands – table top and floor stands
Bird Cages – sizes – M, L, XL (biggest need for Macaw size)
Carriers – all sizes, useable
Raw Nuts – unsalted, shelled or unshelled
Gift Cards – local or online stores including grocery, discount (Walmart), Office Supply and home improvement
Towels – bath towels, hand towels, shop towels, shop cloths (new only), blankets, paper towels
Water – bottled water (cases if possible)
Air purifiers (HEPA AND UV types)
Heavy-duty shop vacuum
Cleaning Supplies – anti-bacterial wipes (such as Lysol or Clorox), scouring pads without soap, Dawn Dish Soap (original version)
Trash Bags – 13 + gallons
Misting Bottles – pump or trigger types
Baby Wipes – unscented baby wipes
Vinegar – Apple Cider or white (un-opened)
Hand Sanitizer (always a big need)
Office Supplies: 90 + bright white copy paper, color copy paper
Note Books (new), dividers (new)
Name Badge Inserts
Monetary Donations – Any amount
Cell Phone: Android (T-Mobile)
Vet Expenses (ask us for vets we use)
Scale – digital gram scale
Truck (150 plus) or SUV average to low mileage to haul trailer
Trailer – 1 axel 10’-12’bed (used ok)
Receipts will be given upon request
And of course we always need cash.
Beak n Wings is now coming to you to groom your bird(s). Wings, nails, and beaks $10 each per bird. That's complete grooming for only $30! (Additional fuel fee applies for in your home grooming, see form for details.)
Don't see what your looking for here? Check Burge Bird Rescue.