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Rescued Birds

We’ll always keep our promise, no matter the cost or time.

Since its inception Pandemonium has been a bird sanctuary offering forever homes to “unadoptable” birds.  We got these birds from rescue groups, breeders, humane societies and occasionally from private individuals.  

We transitioned from saving individual birds to saving species in 2009.  As a result of this decision we stopped taking in new birds and shifted our focus to breeding endangered birds for eventual release into the wild.  

We always keep our promise, no matter the cost or time.  This means that we honor our commitment to provide forever homes for the several hundred birds who came to us before our change in mission. We continue to provide the best care possible for them, while simultaneously providing all that is required for our endangered species birds to thrive and reproduce. 

Providing specialized diets, roomy aviaries, enrichment programs and vet care is costly.  We need your help to keep our promise and provide lifelong support for the birds in our care.

Please donate generously.  

Your donation can help support:

The care of our sanctuary birds (any amount)

To donate by check/money order:

Pandemonium Aviaries
3525 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. B
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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   Meet Some of our Rescued Companion Birds


Considered by a humane society to be too aggressive to be placed in a home, this intelligent and mischievous Blue and Gold macaw can pick locks and open doors. We are always amazed at Tico’s talents.  We once bought what we thought was the perfect toy for him, it was a steal contraption that had nuts and bolts in it.  Tico ignored the toy and instead unscrewed the nut and bolt that attached the toy to the roof of his cage. Tico is in love with Miele, a Catalina macaw, and is very protective of her. 



When Amigo, a Red-headed amazon, was very ill and malnourished his owner brought him to a vet’s office, but unfortunately never returned to retrieve him.  Amigo stayed at the vet's office for more than a year because he was so aggressive no potential adopters were interested.

We know very little about his early years before he was abandoned except that he had at least 3 bad homes and was approximately 45 years old. Since arriving at our sanctuary Amigo has thrived in many ways, but still delights in inflicting sharp bites, which he laughs about afterwards.



After spending all but one of her 22 years with the same family, Shana, a Yellow-naped amazon, was brought to the sanctuary.  She mourned losing her family for many months, but now enjoys being the center of attention; showing off her singing and whistling skills, and calling Michele "Pretty Mama."


Mia Bird

Completely bald on her chest from self-inflicted feather plucking, Mia Bird came to us from a  shelter where she was turned in as a stray.  It took time, patience, and ingenuity to figure out how to re-direct her attention away from feather plucking. She keeps us laughing with her interjections of “yes,” “right on,” and “focus” when we have conversations in her presence.



Before coming to us, Beakman’s life was everything a bird’s life should not be.  She hadn’t been outside in 17 years.  Her nails were overgrown.  She lived on a diet consisting mainly of peanuts.  Most tragic of all, her former owner said she did not like to be touched.  Beakman has flourished under our care.  She loves dancing, eats a super healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit, and best of all, she loves being held and stroked.