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Flock Together Bird Rescue, Inc.: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The money was used mainly for Boots, our Congo African Grey who has no feet. We bought her several toys and some Nutri-Berries and Avi-Cakes, which are her favorite treats and which she shared with all the other birds.

It helped provide toys and treats for all the birds, which they usually get only occasionally.

How many pets did this grant help?

59 exotic birds (parrots)

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The main bird helped, and whom most people want to help the most, is Boots, our Congo African Grey with no feet. You can meet her at, but she is not adoptable, as it states in her description. From her Petfinder profile: “Boots came to us about seven years ago in order to prolong her life. While she was in her nestbox, mice are believed to have got in and chewed off her feet. After about a year, the breeder couldn’t keep her anymore because of the special care she requires.

“She lives in a special padded house, with padded perch platforms so she can climb up and sit. Even with all the precautions, she is still prone to bumping a ‘nub’ or getting a rubbing sore and bleeding. Just recently, our vet had to cauterize a spot she had injured.

“She is very special because she can not only talk clearly but can sound exactly like every sound she has ever heard!
She loves broccoli, carrots, and any type of bread or crackers. She plays with her toys and loves to chew holes in her bottom towels that have to be changed regularly!”

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