We are a non-profit organization based in Mantua, Ohio. Parrot Hope is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of parrots, the plight of which is often overlooked in animal rescue. It is dedicated to alleviating the crisis facing captive parrots, who often end up unwanted, neglected and abandoned by improper homes.
While the problem of pet animal overpopulation is well known, sometimes lost in these stories are the problems of companion parrots. Indeed, the beauty and intrigue of pet parrots has encouraged many people to purchase parrots on impulse, without knowledge to the long-term considerations of parrot ownership. Many people who get parrots ultimately don't know how to take care of them, leading to situations of abuse, neglect and ultimately abandonment. In 2017 we took in over 200 parrots and in 2018 we took in over 250 parrots. We have been assisting to give them a temporary home during health and behavioral rehabilitation, and ultimately seeking to find them permanent homes.
Our rescue team is dedicated to the ongoing care and education of all birds in captivity. Our events at the sanctuary and abroad allow bird owners the option to bring their birds for socialization and grooming. We care about the enrichment of all parrots, so we also offer bird-safe toys, perches of different sizes varieties, play stands, cages, and nutritious high quality food as well as education on nutrition and behaviors of our beloved feathered companions. Whether you adopt from PHR or have had your feathered companion for years, or newly acquired elsewhere, PHR is committed to offering you ongoing advice and support to care for pet parrots in the best way possible.
Parrot Hope is a safe haven for pet birds. Each bird will be cared for by catering to their specific requirements. Outdoor aviaries provide a natural setting during the day for birds to enjoy. Play gyms, toys and daily human interaction promotes a healthy, happy bird. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy diets are served daily.
Before I started Parrot Hope, I had been actively volunteering with parrot rescues since the ‘90s. My passion and love for animals is shared by my children, Branden and Shanie, and their father. Together we built a bird room and several outdoor aviaries for unwanted birds for them to call home.
We did this all on our own before we founded Parrot Hope Rescue. Our goal was to create a safe haven and help the ones that needed us the most; the neglected, abused, abandoned, and ones with behavioral issues.
I never thought that taking in those parrots would flourish into what the rescue is now. We work so hard on rehabilitating these parrots -- getting them on the road to recovery, regaining their trust, and working through their troubled past to find wonderful homes for them.
Our belief was and still is ‘no bird is unadoptable’ all parrots deserve love and great care.
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My journey began with Parrot Hope before Parrot Hope was even a thing. I grew up in the household with my Mumma and founder of the rescue, Tammi Kraynak. Little did I know it at the time, but that little 7 year old boy would still have the same bird hombre hangin’ on his shoulder over 20 years later.
I also didn’t know that one day I’d play a much greater role in the health and well-being of parrots. Having gone through the woes of Crohn’s disease, it has led me on a journey to finding alternative therapies and understanding health on a much deeper level.
Having experienced drastic health improvements through my own body, I couldn’t help but extend my heart to help parrots who also have health issues. My mission is to not only help humans with severe digestive issues but to also help our feathered friends! Although illness begins with prevention, all animals are equipped with bodies that self-heal and regenerate. When given a healing environment on a mind-body level, I believe anything is truly possible.
This is why I created a whole foods chop mix for parrots that is organic & free of preservatives. Real food for real birds! Although there are many other Fundamental Pillars of Health, food should be our foundation. It is true when they say, “You are what you eat.” And I couldn’t agree more through my own personal experience and also through seeing my own bird thrive for the last few decades.
I am forever grateful to pass on my love and my knowledge to all the fellow birds that played a major role in my development throughout the years. You never know what life may throw at you. I have learned to embrace the negative and turn it into positive. If it were not for everything I have gone through, I would not be as passionate as I am to bringing health & well-being to those in need—especially to our flock :)
She has a passion and deep love for all animals.
It was Lollipop, her moluccan cockatoo, who inspired her to seek out a parrot rescue to assist her with Lollipop's extreme requirements and demanding nature .(Moluccan cockatoos are deemed "velcro birds".) She has been a volunteer with Parrot Hope since February 2015.
Volunteering at Parrot Hope rescue has allowed Tracy to fulfill her dreams of both allowing her to be an advocate for animals who can't speak for themselves. Also educating the public about exotic pets and their high maintenance requirements, including but no limited to their enrichment, nutrition, exercise and foraging along with exposed toxins and dangers most families utilize regularly, but may not realize could be dangerous or harmful to their birds.
This is truly a heart fulfilling passion for her. She currently has 14 birds. When she started volunteering with the rescue she had only 2!!
9 of these 14 are either seniors, or special needs birds. Tracy has a soft spot for the more special needs parrots like Rocky; the amputated cockatiel whom requires 'round the clock' supervision. You can meet her and some of her flock at most Parrot Hope Events.
"I found Tammy and PHR 2 years ago and she hasn't been able to get rid of me yet.
For years my motto has been 'saving the world one cupcake at a time'.
I love volunteering at PHR because i can be a part of the difference for these amazing birds.
In the process I have met some amazing friends who have become part of a crazy, bird filled fun family. i wouldn't change a thing.
If everyone can spend just a couple minutes out of their day and help someone or something the world would be a fantastic place.
To look into a birds eyes that has seen hate before and see the hope in their eyes when they have been rescued and realized things from now on are going to be okay is worth every second spent volunteering." Pay says.
Jaden started to volunteer 2 years ago when he was 11 years old.
He loves all animals.
His first interaction with a bird was their first bird Charlie an umbrella cockatoo he received for his 8th birthday. They shared a special bond and became best friends.
Jaden has been treasured by every bird he has met since then.
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She volunteers because she loves animals and wants to help anyway she can. Allison believes Parrot Hope Rescue is very important to helping people learn about birds and how to properly care for them. She loves being a part of this!
"I thoroughly enjoy taking care of the birds at the sanctuary it gives me a sense of accomplishment even if it's just cleaning cages lol. Plus I love teaching my kids to give back in anyway they can", says Allison.
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I began volunteering with the rescue when I was working at a pet store several years ago. People had parrots they wanted to give up and I started looking for a rescue that could take the parrots in to help find them new homes and that’s when I found Parrot Hope! I am now the coordinator for events such as bird fairs, open houses, grooming events, and educational seminars.
I am very passionate about educating people about proper nutrition and diet conversion for their parrots. I am also knowledgeable about behavioral training which can help form a bond between an owner and their parrot for life.
My specialty is working with smaller parrots including parakeet species, cockatiels, and conures. I am still knowledgeable with large species, but I have a special place in my heart for the ‘littles’.
I always grew up with pets at home. I got my first parrot when I was in 4th grade. He has since passed away and due to other pets in the family I am unable to own another parrot.
Last year, I began searching for a bird rescue to be around birds and found Parrot Hope.
Since I began volunteering, I have been utilizing my communication degree and minor in marketing to bring Parrot Hope to the public’s eye through marketing, social media, and advertising.
PO Box 642, Mantua, Ohio, 44255, United States
Please note; all of our birds have a non-refundable adoption fee with a contractual agreement.
Appointments Are Required to meet our birds outside of adoption events.
When surrendering a bird you can choose to come to us, or for us to come to you.