Watching the kissing parrot video reminded me of something I wanted to ask here.
Does anyone living up around the Petoskey area know if the pet store Tropic Cove takes in rescue animals to find new (better) homes for them?
BF and I were up North to see my family for Easter and during the day Friday we went up to Petoskey to wander around and shop a little. We stopped by Tropic Cove because he likes fish and they usually have some nice tropical fish, and they had a large number of parrots in the shop. Five or six macaws, a couple cockatoos, some other birds I'm not sure the name of, very colorful parrots. It seemed like far more than what a small shop like that would have as regular stock, and a few appeared a bit rough and scared of people so I am assuming at least some of them are birds that were given up by the owners or brought in by a rescue group.
The shop seems to be taking decent care of them, they all have large cages, they are brought out to a series of perches so they can stretch and play, and they get interaction with the other birds. I hope the workers are socializing them when there aren't customers in store, but I can't really say for sure. I'm always a bit leery of pet stores because you can never be sure that the staff knows how to properly handle all of the animals they get.
They do have the birds priced so that someone can't just walk in and buy one like a toy. I hope someone with enough time and money to offer proper care will adopt at least one of the birds and give them a nice home. Anyhow, I figured maybe someone here might know if they take in rescue animals or not.