Ellen* found herself alone, having lost her husband Tom* a few months before to cancer. At 83 years old and suffering from arthritis, she wasn’t finding it easy to take care of her responsibilities, and was finding it difficult to care for her beautiful red macaw parrots. They were a long term bonded pair, and had been the closest non-human friends that she and Tom had ever known.
A friend told her about the Adventures in Birds, and its associated 501c3 non-profit Spring Branch Animal and Bird Sanctuary (SBABS). A short while after contacting them, she had found a new home for her best friends where she knew they would receive excellent care.
Both the business and non-profit are owned and operated by Jean Jordon and her longtime associate Gary Foster. Established in 1980, Adventures in Birds is very much a specialty store, with a huge variety of food, supplies, and toys for birds.
Their customer base is as diverse as the variety of birds found there. Though they field calls from all over, they’re surprised to find locals who still haven’t heard of them. “We have had customers from as far away as Saudi Arabia.