“Overcoming Obstacles: Starting An Exotic Bird Shelter Program”


Presented by: Anthony Pilny, DVM, ABVO (Avian)

Caring for exotic birds in a shelter environment is challenging.  In fact, many shelters feel they cannot accommodate birds at all.  But "winging it" is not a solution when birds arrive at your shelter.

Join us for a frank discussion that examines what factors are standing in the way of your shelter's ability to take in, to expand, or to improve capacity for exotic birds.

Bring us your questions and let our experts offer practical solutions to help you overcome the common obstacles to make your facility a safe haven for birds in need!

Whether your shelter takes in hundreds of birds, less than 10 a year, or doesn't take in birds at all - this forum is for you!

Thank you for registering for this webinar.


The session is planned to run for 55 minutes. It will begin with our presenter(s) responding to pre-selected questions sent to us in advance followed by Q&A.   

We ask that you provide us with some preliminary information about your avian program to insure that we cover the topics that are of most concern and relevant to you and your organization. 

Your cooperation is much appreciated, and we look forward to a productive session!
Please fill in the following fields to register for this recording:
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Organization Website:
Please check which description best fits your organization
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Does your facility accept birds?
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If you answered yes to the above question, approximately how many birds does your shelter take in each year?
Approximately how many birds has your organization/shelter placed in the past year? (Please include adoptions to homes, transfers to other shelters, placement facilities, or permanent sanctuaries)
Does your shelter receive calls about lost, abandoned, or unwanted birds?
Of the three factors below, select the most problematic to your taking in birds?
In the case of facility limitations, select the most problematic to your taking in birds.
Are your staff and/or volunteers able to care for the birds in your shelter?
What is their level of experience with birds?
Does your shelter work with a veterinarian experienced with birds?
When placing birds, do you have the most difficulty finding:
IMPORTANT! Please list below questions that you would like to see the presenter address during this webinar discussing obstacles to starting an exotic bird program at your facility. Include questions about ‘big picture’ concerns and decisions that you face to take in birds: space, qualified avian medical care & other support services, staff/volunteer training, overall environment & safety, handling.
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