There are various reasons birds come into rescue, however If your are wanting to relinquish due to behavioral issues, we may be able to help keep your bird in your home by offering you coaching or a referral to a behaviorist.
There are two options:
1) Foster-in-place - This is where the bird stays in your home, you send us a bio and pictures, we put the bird on our website and Facebook, vet out homes, and then help with the transfer once you approve the new adopter. At a later point in time you may ask to have your bird moved to a foster home.
2) Transfer to a foster home - Most of our homes are full but we may be able to find a space.
For either option, we need you to fill out the relinquishment form and email us photos of your bird. Once those items are received, the Intake Coordinator will contact you.
An intake donation of $75 for small and medium birds and $150 for larger birds is greatly appreciated. The intake donation goes towards their initial vet visit, food, toys, and in some cases a more suitable cage. If your cage is unsuitable for the bird you are relinquishing, you may be asked for an additional donation. If this is a financial hardship please let us know. We will never turn a bird away that needs our help.
1) Can I get updates about my bird? - Yes, in most cases you can ask for an update of how your bird is doing by sending us an email.
2) Can I visit my bird? - We typically do not allow prior owners to visit their birds as this can cause confusion and additional grief to the bird.
3) What happens to my bird when I relinquish it? - Your bird will be moved to a foster home as soon as one is available. It will remain in foster until an adopter is found. During the time it is in foster, it will live in a home setting. We do not have a facility.
4) Why are the fees so expensive? - Owning exotic birds is expensive. We strive to maintain a consistent standard of care which includes vet visits, quality food, toys, and anything else the bird may need, until an adopter is found.