Sponsor a raptor


Sponsor a raptor and receive a digital customised gift certificate

Why not give the gift of paying it forward and get someone special one of our gift certificates!

Do you or your loved one have a favourite animal? Do you want to ensure that your donation goes directly toward the care of a specific species? By purchasing a certificate, you are able to sponsor a species while they’re in our care.

When rehabilitating wildlife, it is best practice to simulate their natural environment as best we can. All our indigenous urban wildlife have specific needs and you can ensure that these needs are met!

Small raptors like owls, kestrels and accipiters (goshawks and sparrow hawks) are often treated at our hospital. Understanding what they naturally prey on and how they hunt helps us provide the correct food and husbandry. For them to recover sooner, they need to feel at ease and experience minimal stress. They are often with us for longer periods of time than other animals which impacts the cost to rehabilitate them effectively.

Large raptors such as eagles, buzzards and hawks each require careful handling and specialised rehabilitation expertise. These birds need large flight aviaries built from shade-cloth and timber to allow them to exercise wings and protect their feathers. We need to provide custom-specific designed perching to prevent foot ailments such as bumble foot. It is critical for large raptors to feed on natural prey to provide stimulation and balance their nutritional requirements. Some raptors can devour 8 day old chicks per day!

R1000 – R1500 per month will help provide:

– Specialised round the clock veterinary care.

– A specialised diet (dead chicks, quails, small rodents and insects).

– Labour-intensive care and specialised husbandry

– A simulated natural habitat (variety of perches, nesting spaces​ and large flight aviaries)

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