Don't Buy, Don't Breed.Please Adopt a Bird in Need.
Due to many of the problems we have found and the costs involved in out-of-state adoptions, we are NOT adopting out of state until further notice. Also, since we are required to perform a home inspection, we must now limit our distance to travel to a maximum of one hour.
We won't ship our birds, as this is highly stressful for the bird, is costly, and most airlines won't ship anymore since the tragedies of 09/11. Further, you MUST meet the bird PRIOR to our decision to adopt to you. This way we know the bird will like you and you will like the bird. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Lastly, all birds listed here have an individual price set for adoption. This fee is based upon the vet costs we have incurred for the bird, the cost of rescue, and other costs associated with the rehabilitation of the bird.If you have been accepted to adopt a bird and you currently have birds, we would need proof of current vet records to include: psittacosis, beak and feather, polyoma, CBC, avian chemistry panel (including bile acids), fecal, a papilloma check, and a general examination. While this can be cost prohibitive, we cannot place our birds, who have had all of these tests, into a home with birds that have not been tested to these standards.We know this is a long and time-consuming process and, unfortunately, not everyone who applies will be able to adopt, but we must take into account the bird's well-being as this is our number-one concern. We try to contact all interested parties, but sometimes we overlook an application. If some time has passed and you have not heard from us, please feel free to e-mail or call, as we get dozens of applications weekly.
Why do we charge for our adoptions? It takes money, time, and considerable effort to find these birds forever homes, and oftentimes we have costly veterinary bills for these birds. But our fees are much less than retail and are based on the individual bird.
To work in joint cooperation with all avian rescue groups to try to eliminate the need for rescue groups by educating the public about aviculture issues. Until that is accomplished, we will provide a sanctuary for those unfortunate parrots that are in need of a home.