It was a cool day on the 8th September 2015, when I decided to take my car to a local garage to get my tires checked. I parked up inside the garage and proceeded to get out of my car and as I did so I saw to the right off me and placed under the office door two small bird cages that had been stacked on top of each other, I looked in the top cage and saw the most beautiful bird I had ever seen, just sat on the perch with its head down and its wings in a kind of shrugged position, looking very sick and unhappy, no surprise really because the garage was dark dirty and cold, the bottom cage had five pretty budgies in it, I knocked on the office door and the owner of the garage came out and I said to him excuse me sir but your bird looks lonely sick and very very sad, he needs a friend a bigger space to live and some much needed TLC. The owner of the garage and bird said to me in that case you can be his friend and picked up the cage and handed it to me, I was actually dumb founded at the time because I said I would never have a bird of any sort because It hurts my soul to see them stuck in a cage, it must feel like a prison to them, but this was different I felt I had to rescue him so I asked my son who was with me to help me put his cage in the car and I then rushed home with him. I asked my friend to lend me the spare cage she had and then went on the internet to find out what kind of bird he was and thats when I found out he was a Kakariki, I had been told he was a male by the garage owner, but he had not know what kind of bird he was. Anyway I learnt what food he needed and that birds should not live on their own no matter what species they are, so I rushed out and got him plenty of food and toys and made him comfy, I also allowed him out to fly but he was very clumsy at first because he had probably grew up in that horrid cage. I also found out that he had a vitamin deficiency and mites, bless him he looked like a rescued battery chicken with hardly any feathers especially around his head. I knew I had to find him a friend, but wanted another rescue bird as I was sure there would be one that needed a good home, so I went on line and found bird man rescue who are based in Blackpool, I contacted them and to cut a long story short, they came the following Tuesday 15th September with his new and forever friend Angel, oh my you should have seen him when he saw her, it was love at first sight, it was definitely a tear breaker to see him so excited and they have lived in peace ever since. I have bought them a much larger cage and allow them to fly out every day and then when they get tired they just go back into their cage. I also went back a few weeks later and rescued the budgies who are all doing well. I have learnt so much in such a short time about these and many other species of birds and have also found out that there are so many birds that through no fault of their own have ended up in abusive situations or end up unwanted for various reasons. So here we are Rainbowwarriers rescue. Please go to the information page and read up on these beautiful birds because they are unfortunately another endangered species and we cannot allow them to become extinct, that would be a devastation to this planet because birds are like many other Animals a very important part of our eco systems, they replant the trees and plant life on the forest floor by passing out the seeds of the foods they eat and thus is how the cycle of the great rainforest keeps rolling. I have another three rescue Kakarikies coming and there will probably be plenty more that come to live in my sanctuary, but I dont mind how many I rescue, if they are a bird in need then so be it. Thank you for reading this, I will keep you informed regarding any other rescues through my blog page, but I doubt there will be a rescue like my first rescue Kakariki.
Just to let you all know how much our rescue has progressed from that very first day when it all began up unto the present time, with over 200 hundred birds that have passed through our doors that we can proudly say are now living the birdie dream they all deserve to live.
We not only rescued but give them all a beautiful home and one only many captive birds could invisage. We have created a parrot heaven in wales with aviarys 100 x100 ft, laden with natural fruits and grass seeds. We have worked hard to try and give our rescued birds the natural environment that they need to heal and become the birds they are and should be. What we have created is as close to putting them back into the wild as can be. All our birds are safe and secure in a place that we can only describe as a birdie paradise. Please note that many exotic birds do out live their owners and then get passed from pillar to post, or end up trapped in cages for many years. Many bird species make loving bonds with their own kind for life and this is something they get to do in our rescue, plus they also get to live in flocks with their own kind, bath in natural rain water and use their wings for perhaps the first time. Please consider all these facts before you buy an Exotic bird and that includes, the largest to the smallest. Thank you.