Did you know that Parrots are essentially wild animals? They are accustomed to natural full spectrum light from the sun.
In a domestic environment, they need full spectrum light to stave off depression and anxiety. A parrot’s vision is extraordinary and it is their most important sense. Full spectrum light is crucial to a [...]
Our 2nd Annual Garuda Gala Fundraiser took place on Saturday, June 22, 2013, and what a great day it was!
The weather was perfect and over 200 visitors attended our Gala this year. Many of our guests were first time visitors and everyone crowded around the outdoor flight cage to see the flock and learn [...]
Our 2nd Annual Garuda Gala Fundraiser is happening this year on Saturday, June 22 from 1 pm – 4 pm at The Garuda Aviary in Poolesville, Maryland.
Bird viewing will be available during the entire event, plus live music by “Crosswinds”, featuring an eclectic mix of hits from the 60′s through today that will get [...]
Would you like to become a volunteer at the Garuda Aviary?
Currently, we are recruiting new volunteers to help our crew in the Garuda Aviary, our Lifelong Sanctuary for abused, neglected, and abandoned companion Parrots and other exotic Birds.
As a volunteer at the Garuda Aviary some of your duties may include, [...]
The letter below, posted with the full permission of the writer, is a perfect example of why parrots are not suitable as pets. It illustrates why they simply do not fit within people’s limitations to care for them even in the best circumstances. This letter is also just one of many such letters and phone calls received by our [...]
Pulling a parrot away from its home and into a new one is very hard on the bird. Christopher Zeoli, the Garuda Aviary’s Director of Avian Care, describes why in the Education section of this web site here.
We received this appeal for help:
I have been told that you are concerned about animal abuse, and would like to help prevent it. A situation currently exists in our area that needs of the help of concerned people like you.
In August of 2011, a man named Doug Ratcliff, a breeder of exotic birds, [...]