Dear Origins Wild Diet Patron Saints:
Below are some videos of an African Grey one of our customers is sponsoring. Both the customer, the bird and the caregiver of the bird will not be identified. We want to support this endeavor without subjecting any of the aforementioned to criticism, skeptics or additional suggestions that may or may not be needed. If you wish to make a suggestion please do so on this thread. Both myself and the customer have access to this thread and we will take every suggestion into consideration.
This bird lives in the Middle East where both healthy food and adequate vet care is at the very best negligible. In other words, we have to try to heal this bird without xrays, biopsies, and other vital tests that all of us in the U.S. have access to for our own beloved birds. Our customers is attempting to bring this bird to the United States where it can be cared for in the manner we all know to be the best for captive birds. Whether this can be done is very questionable, regardless of the cost involved.
Why are we posting this? George and I are asking that our OWD family all play a part in helping this bird. We ask that you send a monetary gift of any amount. Any monies received will go directly to the food and care this bird deserves. While the U.S. sponsor is paying for most of the food, George and I will be contributing as well. The fact of the matter is food and International shipping is very, very costly. We need your help!
We will be sure to update all of you as this bird heals (hoping it’s not too late). As you can see he has respiratory issues we believe to either be aspergillosis or a tumor. Again, because vet services are very limited in the country where this bird currently resides, and the fact he is too ill to go under anesthesia, we can only work on building his entire system through food as medicine. As you can see he is also severely underweight.
Previous owners only fed this bird sunflower seed, not sprouted. (I call people who do not care for their birds correctly “owners” instead of caregivers. Why? Because when someone treats an animal like a commodity instead of a loving, living creature those people do not deserve to be called “caregiver,”-they are in fact “owners.”) Currently this precious bird has a sponsor, a temporary caregiver and he needs you too!
George and I have two birds in our Providence Exotic Bird Sanctuary who were raised and fed a total sunflower seed or dry seed diet. Neither of those birds will return to optimum homeostasis, but they are at least living good lives and eating super healthy food. That is what we all hope for concerning this bird. He deserves better than he has received in the past.
So, it’s up to all of us to continue to support this bird on an ongoing basis. I have set up a page where you can give your non-tax-deductible gift one time, or set up for monthly gifts to be given each and every month for the life of this bird or until you tell us to stop billing you.
To protect the identity of the sponsor, the current caregiver (who is not the owners), and the bird I have set up the listing on our website under “Carl.” Just look for the option in our virtual store title “Carl” and you will know that is the option you choose to send Carl your one-time or ongoing gifts.
If you want to send an ongoing gift to Carl, be sure to choose that option and indicate in the box above "Add to Cart" how much per month you want to give. You will be sent a Paypal invoice each and every month on the 11th so you can give your gift to Carl. Don't worry, you don't need a Paypal account to pay your gift amount. You will receive an invoice that allows you to pay using Paypal or a credit or debit card.
You can view videos of Carl here: