Parrots are known to be incredibly smart and sensitive – and Tarzan, a beautiful female African Grey parrot, is no different. Tarzan was poorly cared for in her previous home and had nearly plucked herself bald due to stress before finally nestling into her forever home with Pamela. With a lot of love, patience and attention, Pamela helped Tarzan get over her plucking and on the road to a happy life.
Along with being smart and sensitive, parrots are naturally curious and mischievous: Imagine a three-year-old who can fly! One day, Tarzan decided to find out what sofa cushions tasted like and got a small piece of foam stuck in her crop (a crop is a bird’s throat). Pamela rushed her to the veterinarian where Tarzan was initially misdiagnosed. When a second opinion revealed that Tarzan needed expensive emergency surgery and continuous supportive care, Pamela turned to RedRover for help.
Through financial assistance through our RedRover Relief program, we were able to help Tarzan get the lifesaving surgery she needed. Tarzan is now home and doing well, and Pamela put new security measures in place to make sure Tarzan’s curiosity doesn’t get her into trouble again!