This time around our sale takes on an inside outside mix of good thingsÂ that are available for purchase.Â We are creating a place for all our donated items. A permanentÂ shop located in our building, to allow us toÂ Â raise funds that are so desperately neededÂ on a continuing basis.Â So please come out and support the parrots ofÂ M.A.R.S. and have fun with us. Please feel free toÂ help us by donating any items at any time. Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary is located at 418 Ocean Ave. in Melbourne Beach
Clyde provides all of us many moments of joy here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary. He is very attached to another forever member named “Big Bird” a yellow naped amazon. They are the best of friends.
He is also the oldest permanent resident of M.A.R.S. On the picture you see him playing like a child in a sandbox. A big shout out to Clyde!
Once again the town of Melbourne Beach celebrates it’s history. The event will be held on SaturdayÂ May 2,Â 2009. This marks 126 years since the town was established. The fun will begin early and last well into the evening. Please check out the website of the town ofÂ Melbourne Beach Â for more information on all activities.
The Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary will be joining in the celebration with a set-up at Ryckman Park. We willÂ be promoting ourÂ membership drive, displayingÂ art work by our volunteers, and of course some of our featheredÂ members of M.A.R.S. will be in attendance. PleaseÂ Â join usÂ in support forÂ M.A.R.S. and enjoy the event.
Upon realizing the need to get these adoptions started it occurred to me that posting a picture and story of each adoptable bird was of dire importance. So lets begin. I have also been informed that an energy level tag be placed on each bird so that inquiring adoption applicants can get an idea of what is in store in choosing a certain bird from M.A.R.S. for their home. This system seems to work well with canine sites, and can definitely be appliedÂ for avians.Â The scale weÂ use will be from one to ten, with ten being the most active and challenging.Â Please noteÂ that adoption from a rescue is so very different from purchasing a parrot from a pet store,Â in that we have the opportunity to know things about the birds personalities that would otherwise go unnoticed. Also about their favorite things to play with their food preferences, their bad and good habits. All things necessary to making a good match. SoÂ what do you have to say, blogÂ us or send a commentÂ toÂ Â www.marsparrots.orgÂ and let’s get started. Sassy pictured has an energy rating of five,Â and is good with adults and children. Adoption fee is $675.00
Once again raising awareness and funds for M.A.R.S. this weekend’s YARD SALE proved to be a triple hitter! Friday was the perfect Florida day, sunny and not too hot , so lots of people joined in the fun. Â For the first time ever, we opened up the entire property so visitors could wander through the aviary and browse all the birds. Our resident Moluccan Cockatoo Thumper decided that he needed a little retail therapy and caused a bit of commotion when he got loose and ran across the table throwing cups and jewelry! All this ruckus for a little attention! Â But we all know that birds will be birds!
Saturday continued the event, and was equally successful. Sunday’s sky look tempermental and we weren’t even going to continue with the sale but we did until the rains came. You can bet we had to scramble definitely got wet but still fun! Although it takes hours of set-up and clean-up, in the end it’s all worth it. We must thank all who donated items for the sale and those who gave of their time in making it all come together ( a special huge thanks to Linda Peppin, Mary Christina and Rene Ranieri!!!).
The residents of M.A.R.S. will continue to benefit from these endeavors. We’ll keep you posted on the next yard sale!