A New Mexico Non-Profit Corporation

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Who We Are:
Welcome to Macaw & Cockatoo Rescue of New Mexico! We are a New Mexico licensed non-profit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of all species of companion parrots. We are a small, home based organization located in Rio Rancho, which is just North of Albuquerque, NM. Our rescue offers its services to those in the Albuquerque area and is proud to be able to extend a helping hand on statewide and national levels as well. Our rescue is equipped to handle approximately 40 parrots at any given time including those with special needs. We specialize in working with larger parrots such as macaws, cockatoos, African Greys and Amazons but have extensive experience working with nearly every species of parrot kept in captivity which includes many of the smaller species such as cockatiels, conures, lories, lovebirds, parrotlets and other small hookbills. Our organization is not a sanctuary and our facility is not designed to permanently care for a growing number of parrots. We feel that each and every parrot we receive is special and unique with individual needs. It is of utmost importance to us that each parrot who comes through our doors eventually finds a loving home where he or she will be given the individual attention needed to maintain a happy and healthy life. We invite each individual bird to help us decide the home that will be chosen because after all, it is his or her future that matters most.

Update for 2024, we're in the process of updating and improving our web site after learning how to better work with our hosting provider. Some clients and community members mentioned some confusion between us and other rescues in the area. We have been incorporated since 2009 and although we are happy to work with other rescue groups, we have never been a different rescue, we have never changed our name, nor President, nor have we ever had any umbrella rescues under our wing. We have worked successfully with many peer rescuers both locally and nationally, and we love and respect our colleagues. We had to halt rescue operations in 2019 but reopened our doors in 2022. Please beware of scammers posing to be us or claiming to be the only bird rescue in New Mexico. We are proudly the oldest parrot specific rescue in the Rio Rancho area.
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Our Community:
You are our community and one of our primary goals as rescuers is to serve you! Pet parrots are the third most popular pet kept in the United States and each and every one of them relies on their owners to give them the care they need to thrive. Education of these magnificent creatures is essential and we make it our goal to be readily available to offer our knowledge or services whenever needed. If we can help you to better care for your bird or if you need us to care for your bird because you cannot, we are honored to do our part. Please feel free also to inquire about setting up educational seminars so that the public can benefit from what we have learned. Each bird that comes to our rescue becomes part of our flock and we want our clients to feel like they are part of the flock too, whether you are interested in surrendering, adopting, volunteering, want to learn, or are just plain into parrots. We are still learning, so feedback regarding our services is always welcome and appreciated. Your comments will help us to know how to better serve you as well as the many companion parrots we work with regularly. Thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you!
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