|45.9%|| ||UNITED KINGDOM|
|12.2%|| ||UNITED STATES|
|0.4%|| ||NEW ZEALAND|
|Rescued and Donated Birds|
The SCA provides shelter and care for rescued and donated birds, throughout the UK. Suitable and proper accommodation is sought prior to any bird being rescued or re-homed. Where a bird is suitable to be place as a pet, long-term foster homes are sought. It should be noted however, that these pet birds are frequently either very old or incapacitated in some way.
Â Each bird is assessed before being moved to its new home. A small donation to the SCA in respect of any placement made to a member helps with the running costs of the society.
Some birds that are rescued or donated to the SCA cannot be visually sexed before they are placed in suitable accommodation. In such cases the SCA has had to pay for the birds to be either DNA sexed (a blood sample or feather plucked from the breast is required), or sugically sexed (this means that the bird is given an avian anaesthetic and the sex checked via the use of an endescope).
All birds which are donated or re-homed by The Society remain the property of the Society for life and a great deal of effort is put into ensuring that they are adequately cared for for the remainder of their lives. Under no circumstances are donated birds simply given away or re-sold.