Sponsor a M.A.R.S. Parrot like Sophie or Angel Posted October 10, 2009 by LuAnn Apple


Pictured above is Sophie. Sophie cannot help from mutilating herself (see the close up shot of her chest area) and she is in need of medicine, vitamins, etc. Lots of love from MARS is certainly helping her to become a better adjusted bird but with your donations we can continue to provide her with a chance at a life filled with happiness and hopefully a full recovery.

Our goal will then be to find a wonderful new family to adopt Sophie and provide her with the home she needs. See Sophia and other Cockatoos on our Adoption Page.

If adoption isn’t possible, then please consider sponsorship of a M.A.R.S. avian member. Your donations will help additional members of our feathered friends who are also in dire need of vitamin supplements, special diets and medical supplies (also pictured is Angel whose story will follow soon in Bird Talk).

Remember, Cockaoos are the cuddlers! Let’s give these beautiful white birds a reason to get cuddly again!


  • Alex February 3, 2010 at 7:52 am

    This is a very common problem from what I can see…? Is there a way to correct it?

  • LuAnn Apple February 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Alex, We here at M.A.R.S. try very hard to be a bit unconventional in our approach to self mutilators like Peaches and Sophie. We try lots of fresh air and sunshine, regular baths, and the addition to flax seed oil to their water every other day for about a month. Than decide if the oil is working or not. Soon I will post pictures of them and we will keep monitering their progress.

  • chrisburgr May 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    For those that have not met Sophie, she is a real treasure. Not a poor miserable bird as one would expect. She is one of the most loving and sweet birds I have ever come across. To meet her is to love her. She draws people in with her sweet face and a cheerful “Hello Sophie Girl”.

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