Frequently Asked Questions
What birds do you care for?
We care for small domestic bird species. Currently this includes budgies, canaries, zebra finches, cordon bleu finches, Gouldian finches, and Java sparrows.
While we occasionally provide temporary care for larger bird species, such arrangements are made in conjunction with other bird rescues. We do not accept surrenders of such birds from members of the public.
Where are you located?
We are located in Officer, in outer south-east Melbourne.
Can I volunteer with you?
Yes! We have a small team of volunteers and are always looking for extra help. We have a dedicated volunteer page coming soon to our website. If you would like more information in the meantime, please contact us.
Can I adopt a bird from you?
We typically don't adopt out our birds. This is because many of them come to us after previous failed adoption attempts, or otherwise have special needs which make them difficult to adopt out.
However if you are looking to adopt a bird, we can point you in the right direction! Contact us if you need details of reputable bird rescues which do facilitate adoption.
Do you assist with wildlife rescues?
If it's urgent and you can't get hold of us, please call Warriors 4 Wildlife on 0427 624 240, or Wildlife Victoria on (03) 8400 7300.
I have a bird I can't care for. Can you take it?
If you have a small bird, potentially yes. Please get in touch with us to discuss this. Even if we can't take them on, we will try to find somebody else who can.
Please note we are not equipped to provide long term care for large birds/parrots.
Do you care for disabled/special needs birds?
Yes, we are committed to providing the best life for all birds. If you have a disabled bird, please contact us to discuss what extra care they may need.
Can you recommend a good avian vet?
We primarily use Melbourne Bird Veterinary Clinic in Scoresby, however there are several others. Click here for a list of vets in Victoria which have avian specialists.
Are you a registered charity/not for profit?
Yes, we are a fully registered not for profit organisation through the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
How can I make a donation?
Monetary donations can be made through PayPal, direct bank transfer, or cash. We also always appreciate donations of quality goods. Click here for our donation details.