Northeast Tennessee Avian Rescue and Rehabilitation

Northeast Tennessee Avian Rescue and Rehabilitation A nonprofit avian rescue and rehabilitation in North East TN.
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Good info!
11/29/2023

Good info!

Have you ever wondered why wildlife rehabilitators will advise against giving a bird any food or water? The hole you can see near the front of this hawks mouth is called the Glottis, which is the opening of a birds airway called the trachea, which directly leads to the lungs. Every species of bird has a glottis, some are easier to see than others. Once water or food enters the glottis by accident, birds are unable to cough or choke it out from their airway. This can lead to suffocation, dry drowning, respiratory infections, pneumonia, and in severe cases, sudden or prolonged death.
Even if an attempt is made to get food or water past the glottis, their muscles at the back of their throat to their esophagus cand be quite strong, so it can pool in their mouth rather than be swallowed, thus compromising their glottis to aspiration.
If a bird comes in and needs immediate treatment or sedated radiographs taken, they need to be fasted and having food or water in their system can lead to regurgitation, which is very dangerous for our patients!
If you’ve found an orphaned or injured wild animal, always call a wildlife rehabilitation centre for the next steps to take before taking action! And remember, no food and water until they arrive 🙂

Holiday reminders to keep your feathered babies safe and alive!
11/23/2023

Holiday reminders to keep your feathered babies safe and alive!

Happy Thanksgiving every birdie!!! I hope everyone enjoys their day with all your loved ones, including fur and feathere...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving every birdie!!! I hope everyone enjoys their day with all your loved ones, including fur and feathered!!

Dolly started to play with toys today. My heart is so happy. She was batting a toy  with her beak and hoping from side t...
11/22/2023

Dolly started to play with toys today. My heart is so happy. She was batting a toy with her beak and hoping from side to side from it. Then she was trying to lift it with her massive beak and is really exploring her cage. She is so happy and so am I! The defeated look is gone from her eyes❤️

This is her favorite toy so far

Thank you all who have donated for me to save her. She was literally dying from malnutrition and depression! Thank you all! ❤️❤️

We decided on the day for bird toy making. It will be Saturday Dec 9. So get your stuff gathered up and plan to join us ...
11/18/2023

We decided on the day for bird toy making. It will be Saturday Dec 9. So get your stuff gathered up and plan to join us to sit and make bird toys, sip beverages, eat yummy food, and hang out with other bird owners!

Pictures below are my goals on what I want to make!!! Lol

BYOD (bring your own drink) and we can pitch in to order pizza, or whatever you guys want:)

If you can RSVP, that would be great!! Ty

I had to put removable and washable artificial turf in Dolly’s enclosure , where she can’t fly, I was so afraid she woul...
11/18/2023

I had to put removable and washable artificial turf in Dolly’s enclosure , where she can’t fly, I was so afraid she would hit the cement hard……so if she falls while trying to fly, she will have a soft landing!!!

Here are some suggestions for toy making supplies/parts!!  Hope this helps! Bird toy parts Makeyourownbirdtoys.com - own...
11/16/2023

Here are some suggestions for toy making supplies/parts!! Hope this helps!

Bird toy parts

Makeyourownbirdtoys.com - owned by super bird creations. SUPER comprehensive parts, great prices on toy hardware/cordage, good variety of items. Most items have minimum quantities but it's like, 1-10 usually. Small USA business!

MySafeBirdStore.com - restocking seems to be a bit slow, but run by nice folks. Always sends candy and dog/cat treats and a bag of bird goodies with your order. They have a great DOLLAR DAYS section and often run good sales on large purchases. In Lauren's opinion they're best for getting a bunch of random parts from the dollar days section to build up a collection of parts, or buying enough to take advantage of a sale. They also sell a variety of bird food, much of which can be ordered by the pound, which is unique. Great for getting samples. Small USA business!

FeatheredAddictions.com -
They have the BEST bulk prices ANYWHERE. Note that this website is in Canada, so their prices are in CAD! Our dollar is stronger which makes the conversion feel like you're saving even more money than you are. This website is also very comprehensive and they have an especially great variety of cardboard, balsa, and sola shapes. Bulk orders take a while to process and getting to east TN, and shipping is calculated (generally around 20 bucks usd, I believe), but it's well worth the wait. Small Canadian business, which I also don't mind! Shopping small is always important.

Amazon- often better if you have access to someone's business account. Ask a friend that works in an office and see if they can ask their boss if they can order stuff for you. Amazon has paper pulp stuff like soufflé cups/Ramekins/cup holders, BULK crinkle paper which is the only way you should buy it, finger traps, wood blocks for lids, popsicle sticks, rubber ducks, take out boxes, raffle tickets, packing paper, stuff like that.

Coconutking.com - great place for natural items and the VERY BEST prices for sola and coconut items. They have a section that's aimed towards bird toy making but honestly most of the stuff on their website is safe. Small USA business.

Etsy- check out etsy for more "rustic" wood pieces. Slices of pear, birch, etc. people intend them for crafting but you can drill them and give them to your bird. Just be sure they're untreated and don't have pesticides used on them.

How about Saturday Dec 2 or Dec 9 for the toy making party???? Give you a break from worrying about the stress from the ...
11/16/2023

How about Saturday Dec 2 or Dec 9 for the toy making party???? Give you a break from worrying about the stress from the holidays!! Drop a comment and let me know your thoughts and suggestions on the days and we can vote!! 👇🙌🍷🍕

I was thinking of doing a “make your own bird toy” day. I would have it here at the rescue and everyone will just bring ...
11/15/2023

I was thinking of doing a “make your own bird toy” day. I would have it here at the rescue and everyone will just bring all your own toy making supplies and we can take all day and make bird toys and get ideas off each other. I have buckets we can use for dying and we have tools!! I can set up some tables in our large garage and we can eat, drink, and make bird toys all day. Let me know thoughts and who all would be interested and let me know. I will plan a day after I hear from a few of you and your thoughts!!!

She is home! Her own space to hop, try to fly, bounce, explore, and forage!!! I had tears in my eyes this morning when I...
11/14/2023

She is home! Her own space to hop, try to fly, bounce, explore, and forage!!! I had tears in my eyes this morning when I released her. Tears of happiness and gratitude! Thank you all for the kind words, prayers, and encouragement to get her here! Not sure how I pulled it off……but I did! GOD had his hands in this and he knew she needed me! 🦜💛🙌🧡🙏🏻🩵

Thank you………she thanks you!!!

Dolly is in TNWe made it! We just landed in Knoxville!! She did amazing!! Now on to Johnson City and hopefully we all wi...
11/14/2023

Dolly is in TN

We made it! We just landed in Knoxville!! She did amazing!! Now on to Johnson City and hopefully we all will have a great night sleep so she can enjoy her new “huge” space to explore, forage, and hop all she wants! I will post videos and pictures of her in her new aviary! Stay tuned tomorrow…………

Dolly’s BackstoryI was in AZ approximately 2 weeks ago visiting Christine Wood. We were out and about minding our busine...
11/13/2023

Dolly’s Backstory

I was in AZ approximately 2 weeks ago visiting Christine Wood. We were out and about minding our business and exploring the amazing terrain when I ran into Dolly and her previous owner. Dolly was in a small cage and she had blood on her one wing. The guy stated he needed to sell her because his son was tormenting her and was poking her with a stick through the bars of her cage, that is why there was blood on her wing. So I paid the ransom price of $1800 for her to get her out of that horrible abusive situation. Kim Vallen and Christine Wood helped by keeping Dolly with them and getting her vetted before traveling back to TN. I had to leave and come back to TN but waiting for Christine and Dr Driggers to give her the OK to travel. Well he said she would be ready to go in 10 days after she was through with all her meds. Today…..Nov 13th was her 10th day. I gave her last dose of meds this morning and we jumped on a plane from Phoenix with the final destination of Knoxville, TN. We have a layover in Denver, where we are currently, and then we are headed to Knoxville in about an hour! Let’s all welcome this precious soul, Dolly, to her new home state of Tennessee. The reason I decided to call her Dolly: It was mentioned that her name should be related to Tennessee….and this person stated she wanted to keep me in mind for all I have done for parrots, her name should represent someone who is known for helping people in Tennessee……That Amazing Person is Dolly Parton!!! So let’s welcome this precious baby to Tennessee!!

If you would like to donate any amount to help with her ransom, travel expenses, or vetting, it would be greatly appreciated. Here is the link below to donate through PayPal.

https://paypal.me/NETARR?locale.x=en_US

Picture below is her chilling in the Denver airport eating her fruit! Almost Home!

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes for this sweet baby!

We just landed in Denver! One more flight to go to Knoxville TN! She is doing amazing! 💚💛🧡❤️🦜
11/13/2023

We just landed in Denver! One more flight to go to Knoxville TN! She is doing amazing! 💚💛🧡❤️🦜

At the airport…..boarding soon!
11/13/2023

At the airport…..boarding soon!

She is all snug in her crate!!! Heading to the airport…..prayers for a smooth and uneventful trip!! Heading Home with th...
11/13/2023

She is all snug in her crate!!! Heading to the airport…..prayers for a smooth and uneventful trip!! Heading Home with this sweet soul!

11/12/2023

She is soaking up all the Vitamin D and just eating her fruit! My heart is about to explode as tears of joy run down my cheek! 💚

11/12/2023

One last video…….look at her eat! She just tosses it to the back of her throat and swallows!

She is finally getting it. She is hoping, trying to fly, from perch to perch. She said thank you through her eyes, I kno...
11/12/2023

She is finally getting it. She is hoping, trying to fly, from perch to perch. She said thank you through her eyes, I know she did. The way she looked at me! She is loving this. I can’t wait to get her home and let her free forever in a large aviary! Sorry about all the pics. I will stop now. I am so happy she trusts me!

Here are some pictures of her exploring Christine’s aviary! ❤️🦜She will never live in a small box again.
11/12/2023

Here are some pictures of her exploring Christine’s aviary! ❤️🦜

She will never live in a small box again.

11/12/2023

Christine let me put Dolly in her aviary. She was able to get out of that small prison today for the first time in years. Her wing is so damaged:( This video may be hard to watch and I am sorry. She wants to fly and hop so bad but can’t and lands hard. Hopefully she will get stronger and her wing heals at least a little. I hope you enjoy the video of her

11/11/2023

She has a name!!!! Thank you all for the name suggestions!! It was a toss up between Luna, Dolly, and Tookie! I decided on Dolly! Thank you Kim Williams for the analogy for the name Dolly. Here is her comment when suggesting Dolly:

Kim Williams comment: I think the name should be related to Tennessee. Keeping you in mind with all you have done for parrots. I think the person should be someone who is known for helping people in Tennessee. That person is Dolly Parton.

So she is Dolly the toucan. I was able to cut her food up this morning and feed her and she has been so vocal this morning. I will post the video of her vocalizing. She knows she is going home with me! ❤️

Sound is on!!

We made it!!! This sweet girl looks so good. She was happy to see her mommy!!! Thanks to Kim Vallen and Christine Wood!!...
11/11/2023

We made it!!! This sweet girl looks so good. She was happy to see her mommy!!! Thanks to Kim Vallen and Christine Wood!!! I love her already. I can’t wait until she sees her large aviary to play, bounce, fly, and be a toucan.

Getting ready to board our flight to Phoenix AZ to go get our toucan girl!! Drop some good girl names for this precious ...
11/10/2023

Getting ready to board our flight to Phoenix AZ to go get our toucan girl!! Drop some good girl names for this precious soul and I will pick. Prayers for a safe trip please and thank you!! ❤️✈️🙏🏻
My daughter is tagging along this time!

Thank you David Cobain for stopping in yesterday and bringing the birdies some peppers. We are so grateful and I hope yo...
11/10/2023

Thank you David Cobain for stopping in yesterday and bringing the birdies some peppers. We are so grateful and I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Anai (isn’t that such a beautiful name?) from Alex’s Bird Kingdom sent me an email yesterday. She wants to feature my re...
11/09/2023

Anai (isn’t that such a beautiful name?) from Alex’s Bird Kingdom sent me an email yesterday. She wants to feature my rescue in a blog! I am so excited! This woman is so sweet and really helps out parrot rescues. She is amazing to have in your circle because she truly cares about us rescuers. She is a small business owner in Miami FL, and devotes a lot of her time helping out different rescues. Help her help other rescues in need! ❤️🦜
I am truly blessed with my bird circle/village!

Email:
Hello Leigh,

How are you? I want to create a blog about your rescue. Could you please answer this short interview? Thank you!

Below is Anai and Alex, Owners.

Alex's Bird Kingdom

https://alexsbirdkingdom.com

This small business is amazing!
11/08/2023

This small business is amazing!

🌟 Did you know that your support can make a world of difference for parrot rescues?
Parrot rescues, like Northeast Tennessee Avian Rescue and Rehabilitation , work tirelessly to provide safe havens for our feathered friends.
By donating, volunteering, or adopting, you can directly contribute to their mission. Every little bit counts! Let's join hands to give these beautiful birds the love and care they deserve. 🤝

Thank you Lafeber for these boxes fun kits that will be sent home with all the birds adopted! I appreciate them for reac...
11/08/2023

Thank you Lafeber for these boxes fun kits that will be sent home with all the birds adopted! I appreciate them for reaching out and offering to send these cute little packs to be sent home with all the birds adopted❤️🙏🏻🦜

Blessings keep rolling in! ❤️

Sprouts are back!!!!! 🌱🦜
11/08/2023

Sprouts are back!!!!! 🌱🦜

Super excited to announce that Sprouted Bites from Christineschopshop.com now are available for pre-order. They will be ready for shipping on Monday 11/13/23.

Remember Maggie????? First pictures are the day she arrived here at the rescue, the last picture is her now:) Good nutri...
11/07/2023

Remember Maggie????? First pictures are the day she arrived here at the rescue, the last picture is her now:) Good nutrition, enrichment, love, and mental stimulation makes a huge difference!

It’s supposed to be 75 and sunny today. Just mind your business if you see all my birds like this today!! ☀️🦜
11/07/2023

It’s supposed to be 75 and sunny today. Just mind your business if you see all my birds like this today!! ☀️🦜

I have a had several people reach out to me and post questions regarding the bird we saved while I was out in AZ. I am h...
11/05/2023

I have a had several people reach out to me and post questions regarding the bird we saved while I was out in AZ. I am hurt and a little taken back of the questioning when I have never given anyone ANY reason to be questioned. I didn’t mean for the type of bird to be a secret, I just didn’t want so many people giving me their opinions when I am completely competent to care for this bird…..it’s a toucan! Also I didn’t want others to state it was illegal here in TN to own one, they are completely legal! Trust me I did my research regarding state laws! Another question….$2k for transport??? No, we had to pay this horrible bird flipper for the bird making it a ransom rescue. I am eating the cost of transport. Christine Wood funded the vet visit for me, she stated that was her donation to the rescue. She had a complete work up from Dr Driggers. The vet bill was over $500. We were not trying to be secretive at all with this, sometimes I just didn’t want others opinions given to me regarding situations. We are not being secretive, we just needed to get this baby to safety and a better life. That’s all, no harm intended, just doing what we do, saving precious souls! We should stick together in saving animals, it takes a village guys! Here is a picture of this sweet baby that I will be bringing home next weekend. Also here is a picture of her new aviary that is already up and in place waiting for her to join my flock!
This is how small the cage is that she is in, if you know anything about toucans, they fly and jump/move a lot throughout their space and need an extra large cage! The last picture is her new aviary here at my rescue!

I got the Birdie box from Alex’s Bird Kingdom today. A whole bunch of awesome goodies in there! 3 beautiful toys, clips,...
11/03/2023

I got the Birdie box from Alex’s Bird Kingdom today. A whole bunch of awesome goodies in there! 3 beautiful toys, clips, stickers, and a fall throw pillowcase! Thank you Anai from Alex’s Bird Kingdom!!! Also thank you for the card with your kind words! ❤️🦜

Go show an amazing small business some live and get some awesome toys for your precious birdies!

https://alexsbirdkingdom.com

Diet Education PostI will explain in another post regarding why I am making another diet education post. I will post pic...
11/03/2023

Diet Education Post

I will explain in another post regarding why I am making another diet education post. I will post pics of everything so you should be able to find everything!

Food used:
All the following is from Christine’s Chop Shop: Mega A, Soak n Serve, anti inflammatory blend, super greens, milk thistle seeds, and Healthy Pasta Blend!

Added foods: Spring mix, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, red pepper flakes, quinoa, and raspberry leaves (very good for female birds due to leaves have a healing property for their reproductive tract, plus added calcium to harden egg shells)

This is just this weeks chop and fresh food. I change it up weekly. I always keep Christine’s food every week due to the high nutritional value, but change up the add on fresh food! Please if you have any questions on what your birds can have or can’t have, please reach out to me! I will also post next weeks chop recipe so you can get the idea of how I change it up!

I hope every birdie (and parront) has a fantastic beautiful day!

http://Christineschopshop.com

Wow what a great idea!!! Let’s help those outdoor birdies too!
11/03/2023

Wow what a great idea!!! Let’s help those outdoor birdies too!

Fun Farm Fact: What to do with your after Halloween? Turn it into a bird feeder! Cut out the carved part and fill your pumpkin with birdseed. You can set it on the ground or hang it from a tree with several lengths of thick twine or rope wrapped under the base!

It sure does. Lol
05/05/2022

It sure does. Lol

You are all they have….Remember that!!
05/04/2022

You are all they have….Remember that!!

Good morning!
05/04/2022

Good morning!

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