Here’s your chance to choose the bird that will appear on the cover of the July/August 2017 issue of Suncoast Pet!
Scroll through the photos of the feathered friends below, and then use the form at the bottom of the page (below all the photos) to cast your vote! You must use the form at the bottom of the page, which includes a drop-down menu of all the birds in the contest, to submit your vote.
To view the name and the number of the bird you would like to vote for, just hover your mouse over the photo.
Need a closer look? Just click on each photo to see a larger version!
Only one vote per e-mail address is allowed! There are NO exceptions…if you enter more than once, all of your votes will be deleted.
All votes must be submitted no later than FRIDAY, JUNE 9, at midnight. The cover photo will be taken the following week!
Find out more about each of the birds entered in the contest below!
#1 – Baby – Baby is a 3-week-old Cockatiel that was born with a deformity that left her unable to perch or use her legs. In an attempt to repair the damage so Baby can have a normal life, her legs were taped. SUBMITTED BY: Debbie Huckaby, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
#2 – Cameron – Cameron, a 2-year-old Severe Macaw, was rescued from a breeder when he was only 4 months old. His feet were deformed, and the breeder was not going to help him. He was taken to our trusted avian vet and made to wear special “shoes” until his feet could get better and he is able to perch and play just like other birds. SUBMITTED BY: Debbie Huckaby, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
#3 – Claude & Mona – These darlings, who are 12-year-old Rose Breasted Cockatoos, are perfect for each other…pink is beautiful! SUBMITTED BY: Debbie Huckaby, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
#4 – Dok – Dok has been our mascot at Bayshore Animal Hospital since he was 8 weeks old. He has greeted families through the generations. His antics keep our clients amused. The largest of all parrots, the Hyacinth Macaw, is a species that grows up to 40 inches long and weighs around 2½ pounds. Hyacinths are playful, intelligent and avid chewers. They love puzzling toys, interlocking toys, and toys with surprise treats that have to be extracted. Come by and visit Dok. He has a sidekick named Rudy, an African Grey. SUBMITTED BY: Pamela Donushi, Bayshore Animal Hospital
#5 – Princess Maxine – A 22-year-old Moluccan Cockatoo, Princess Maxine is a special girl that battles self mutilation and is one of several special needs birds at Birds of Paradise. She was flown all the way from New Jersey to live with others of her kind. SUBMITTED BY: Debbie Huckaby, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
#6 – Rascal- A 32-year-old Blue Front Amazon, Rascal has beat a severe infection against all odds. He is now happy and healthy! SUBMITTED BY: Debbie Huckaby, Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue, Inc.
ONLY ONE VOTE PER E-MAIL ADDRESS! BE SURE TO CLICK “SUBMIT” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM!