Boarding Services


After much debate, we have decided to begin to board birds to help our rescue efforts. We are members of both the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, NAPPS, and Pet Sitters International, PSI. We will be sitting for their certification examinations in the near future. We are both bonded and insured too, and we will provide you with that information, if you so desire. We do require that every bird to be boarded with us be vet checked within the last year, or sooner if the bird has been boarded elsewhere. within this last year, to the same standards as the rescues taken in here. We will need the records to be faxed to us at (847) 457-1192 prior to drop off.

For holiday boarding, at least six (6) months advance notice is necessary as we get booked quickly for the holidays. We are aware that these requirements are strict, but with avian medicine where it is, we feel we are providing a level of safety that you will not find elsewhere. If you are unsure what category size your bird falls into, please contact the staff at the Refuge and they will advise you.

If you are interested in this service, please download a Boarding Contract below.

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Boarding Pricing

If you are unsure what category size your bird falls into, please contact the staff at the Refuge and they will advise you.

  • Extra Large Bird
  • $19/day
  • This would include Moluccan Cockatoos, Macaws, Greater Sulfur Crested Cockatoos & large Umbrella Cockatoos
  • Large Bird
  • $15/day
  • This would include Amazons, African Greys, Large Conures, Severe Macaws & Lories

  • Medium Bird
  • $11/day
  • This would include Micro/Mini-Macaws & Cockatiels


  • Small Bird
  • $9/day
  • This would include Budgerigars, Canaries, Finches & Lovebirds


Special Diets/Medication $3/day • In-Home Sitting $3/day plus mileage over 20 miles at a rate of $ 0.37/mile

Other Fees Include: Wing Clipping: $10 • Beak Trimming $15 • Nail Clipping $15 • Microchipping - AVID Chips $25

Are You Interested in Boarding?

If you are interested in this service, please submit a Boarding Contract.

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