Senegal Parrot Helping Children – Meet Sadie at Helen Woodward Animal Center
Just like people, the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Education Department animals like recognition for all the wonderful work they do! This month, we are honoring Sadie, a Senegal Parrot for her contributions in teaching children.
Date of Birth: Unknown, but she was given into our care August, 2010.
History: Sadie was adopted from a parrot rescue facility by someone so she could be a companion for another parrot. Sadie always had a habit of plucking her feathers, but the conditioned worsened when she was adopted into this new home. She did not get along very well with the bird she was meant to be friends with. It was decided she would have a happy home under our care and supervision.
Sadie has plucked her feathers so much in the past that they no longer grow back. She now teaches children that no matter what someone looks like, they are special! She also enjoys teaching children how to properly care for and have compassion for pets.
Likes: Peanuts – and anyone who gives her peanuts!
Dislikes: We think that plucking of only her orange feathers is due to her dislike of the color orange.
Favorite Education Program: Tours!