Owner surrenders 60 lovebirds to Stratham SPCA
Some 52 lovebirds arrived at the Stratham shelter last Friday, but another eight were since found at the woman’s house and have been added to the flock.
“She had some health issues of her own, and I think that contributed to her inability to stop the breeding, and so there just got to be too many of them. She did the right thing and called for help,” Ryan said.
The surrendered flock is the largest the SPCA has seen in recent memory and has posed some challenges.
The SPCA will have enough cages after a group known as the Parrot Posse agreed to donate cages for each pair of lovebirds.
“They chew through them pretty quickly,” she said.
At the moment, the lovebirds have been scattered around the shelter. Ryan has four in her office while some have been placed in other offices. One holding station has as many as 42, but they will be split up once the donated cages arrive.
“The birds bond with one another, and we’re trying to figure out if any of them had bonded with other ones, and we’re trying to find their friends,” Ryan said.
Ryan said the shelter is accepting donations to help provide medical care.
Anyone interested can donate by visiting the shelter’s website, www.nhspca.org, and making a contribution with a notation indicating that the money is to be used for the lovebirds.
Anyone interested in adopting lovebirds should download an adoption application from the shelter’s website.