Success Stories

Some of our feathered friends come to the Refuge as companions looking to find a true connection, whether human or bird. Read about residents who were welcomed to new homes.



Interested in providing a forever home for a bird? Visit our adoption page to learn how you can be a part of this wonderful experience.


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There are countless ways for you to become involved with homeless parrots. Help support our cause by making a donation or learning how you can become a volunteer!



A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife is a no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter. We provide a safe place for parrots that have to be re-homed due to unfortunate situations that sometimes arise. Most of them were loved dearly and cared for, and when that was no longer possible, their companion-people did the most selfless act of kindness in finding them a good home.

We work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues. Until then, we will provide temporary housing and care for any and all Psittacine birds (not including those with fatal and/or contagious diseases); educate the public about the proper care of exotic birds; and locate healthy, happy, and nurturing homes for those that are eligible.

The Refuge is established with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Please note: We do NOT handle anything other than PARROTS, if you have found sick/injured wildlife, click here to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Learn About Our Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting? Read through our adoption process to learn how!

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Are you thinking about fostering a parrot? Read on to find out about the benefits of becoming a foster home:

  1. Fostering a parrot is a great way to get your feet wet if you are considering adopting. If you have never owned a parrot before then you would need to learn about parrot behaviors and how to care for parrots. Some types of parrots are not suitable for every home, but all parrots need a caretaker willing to commit to a lifetime of caring for them. Fostering is a great way to learn what type of parrot fits into your household and whether or not you’d be able to take on the responsibilities of caring for a parrot for many years.

  2. Fostering a parrot can make a big difference in the life of a parrot waiting for a forever home. Many times, a parrot comes from a home where it was neglected and it no longer knows how to socialize. Foster homes provide a parrot with proper care while getting them reacquainted with human interaction.

  3. Fostering helps parrot rescues. Foster homes become acquainted with a bird’s unique personality and behaviors, and they can share their knowledge with prospective adopters. This knowledge allows adopters to make an informed decision on which bird best fits their lifestyle and expectations.

If you would like to have the rewarding experience of caring for birds get started by completing our application.

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