The Peterborough Telegraph is running regular spotlights on animals that need new homes to support the work of animal charities in the Peterborough area.
The Peterborough and District Branch of the RSPCA do so much to rescue, nurture and subsequently rehome animals in the area. They have continued to operate throughout lockdown and within a small radius are still permitted to rehome these animals.
Below are a selection of those birds that have been rescued and are in need of their forever home.
5. Hector- Parakeet Parrot (2 years)
Hector came to us as a stray, sadly we haven't been able to locate his owners. He is a calm bird and will happily take some tasty treats from your hand once he gets to know you. Although he is rather friendly he still likes to keep his distance from people. This is why we are looking for him to live in an aviary that he will have plently of room to fly and keep his distance from people. He will require an aviary which has an insulated inside area to give him shelter on cold nights in addiotional to large flight area to allow him to spread his wings and have room to fly. He will need the company of other compatible parrots as he doesn't enjoy being on his own.
6. Kermit- Cockatiel Parrot (1 year)
Kermit is a charming character who loves to show off his beautiful feathers. He likes to talk to his other Bird friends and stretch his wings every now and again. Kermit would benefit from a large aviary with other birds as he is getting quite lonely.
7. Bojo- Canary (1 year)
Bojo came in with a group of housebirds and another Canary, however Bojo was a bit playful and rough with the other canary, so he was seperated. Bojo is very inquisitive and loves to fly around his enclosure. Bojo will be rehomed independently, however he may be able to intergrate into a group of existing birds, with similar beak sizes and temperament. He will need a large avairy to explore and fly from place to place. Bojo could be the perfect pet bird however an owner who can identify bird body language would be preferable, due to his history. No doubt Bojo will settle into a new group, is your group missing that final puzzle piece.
8. Toots- Canary (1 year)
Toots is a stunning Canary who is looking for a new home. Toots came to us when his owner sadly passed away. His left wing seems to have been clipped and therefore he struggles to move around his aviary, he has been noted to hop from perch to perch rather than fly, so in his new home he will need plenty of perches and places to jump to onto so that he can get around his new aviary. He should be able to live with existing birds with a similar beak size. Toots would be looking for a reasonable size aviary but it will need perches and places for him to hop onto so he will find it easier to move around. Toots would be suitable for a first time bird owner, given they understand bird behaviour and how best to aid Toots to live a full life. If you have a canary sized hole in your heart, why not fill it with his adorable little fella.