Birdline is 100% a volunteer organization, there are no paid staff or administrative staff. Being a non profit charity, we rely on donations and guardianship fees to keep the organization operational as well as various fundraising events throughout the year.
All guardianship fees go directly back into the rescue, these fees help to cover the costs of veterinary care that ALL incoming/existing parrots receive once they come to Birdline. Most incoming parrots do NOT have suitable cages and we are than forced to purchase these, at times we have had to pay full price for suitable cages when gently used cages cannot be purchased. Once parrots are placed in their new home/s, their cage/toys etc go with them, you are not required to purchase one unless otherwise noted.
Fees are determined based on each individual parrot