Avian Welfare Resource Center from the The Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is a grassroots network of representatives from avian welfare, animal protection, and humane organizations dedicated to the ethical treatment and protection of birds living in captivity and in their natural habitats. The mission of the AWC is to prevent the abuse, exploitation, and suffering of captive birds, and to address the crucial issues of rescue, placement, and sanctuary for displaced birds. The AWC also supports efforts to insure the survival of wild birds and the conservation of their natural habitats.



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Order Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters

Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for SheltersIn coordination with the Animal Protection Institute (API) and the ASPCA, the AWC has produced Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters. This handbook provides animal care workers and shelter staff with the tools to:


Develop guidelines that will provide a basis for the handling, assessment, and placement options for exotic birds


Perform a basic avian physical exam in order to identify signs of illness and disease in incoming birds


Provide comfortable housing and a safe environment for exotic birds in the shelter


Understand and accommodate the unique physical and behavioral needs of exotic birds


Establish quarantine and medical protocols and working relationships with avian veterinarians


Provide training and educational workshops for staff and volunteers on the basics of caring for exotic birds


Form working alliances with avian foster care, placement, and welfare organizations


Develop appropriate public education and outreach programs about the special needs of exotic birds, and more

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Captive Exotic Bird Care: A Guide for Shelters is $25.00 PER COPY (including shipping and handling).

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