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Friday, August 22, 2014

Adoptions

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 1 hour.

We won't ship our birds as this is highly stressful for the bird, 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 incur for the bird, the cost of rescue, other costs associated with the rehabilitation of the bird.

If you have been accepted 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, whom have had all of these test, 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 in to 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 often times we have costly veterinary bills for these birds, but our fees are much less than retail and are based on the individual bird.

Our Mission is Simple

To work in joint cooperation with all avian rescue groups to try and 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.