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Adoption Process

Our adoption process is very structured and will include a visit to your home as well as reference checks. An interview, a visit to your home, and several visits with your chosen friend will be required. This gives us the opportunity to assess the prospective adoptive family’s ability to provide patience, quality care, stability, and love.

We are committed to finding the right home for each and every bird, and to providing you with the support and information necessary to create the best match possible. Our goal with each placement is to find the very best home for every bird that comes to us, and that is why you are asked to provide the information in this application.

When you complete this form and send it back to us, we will begin working together to discover which parrots and guardians make the best match. Please consider the questions on this application carefully. When the process is complete, we want what’s best for the parrot and your family, and the information you provide is crucial to our mutual success. 

We are currently limited to adopting/fostering birds within a 2-hour radius of Nashville, TN (There may be exceptions under certain circumstances) 

  

Please review the following information carefully before you complete and return the adoption application.

 The adoption process may appear lengthy, but it is nothing compared to the challenges of living with a parrot. If you do not have the patience to go through the adoption process, consider whether the requirements of parrot care taking are really for you.  Living with a parrot may be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life, but parrots demand patience and dedication from their guardians.

 Steps of the Adoption/Foster Process:

 Complete and return the adoption/foster application.

 We will contact you to schedule a home visit.  We urge that all household members be present during the home visit, because this is a family decision.  This is NOT a test!  We simply want to work together to make the best possible long-term matches for each parrot, and talking in advance about your particular situation may greatly help this effort.

 When a bird that matches your lifestyle and household becomes available, we will contact you to schedule a visit with the bird to begin the fostering/adoption process.

 Once we agree that your family and a particular bird are a good match we will sign a three month probationary adoption agreement with you, this will include 50% of the adoption fee. If after three months you decide you would like to make the adoption "official", we will finalize the Adoption Contract and the remaining adoption fee will be due at the time.    

 If you are fostering and after a minimum of three months decide you want to adopt the bird you are fostering, the full adoption fee will be applicable and the Adoption Contract will be filled out and finalized at that time.  

Please Note: For all birds, THERE IS AN ADOPTION FEE. This includes, and may not be limited to the cost of medical care and treatment.  Upon intake, all of our parrots have a blood chemistry and panel test, fecal testing, and over-all wellness exam performed. Many of our birds may have additional tests for diseases or other procedures, depending on their environment prior to relinquishment.  Vet costs vary with birds depending on their general health and basic condition.  If we did not have fees, we could not sustain our adoption program. 

Though many parrots come with cages, some do not. You may be required to purchase a sturdy, good-quality cage. We believe that all parrots deserve the largest cage possible. Parrots should only be housed in environments that give them lots of room for flapping and foraging; room for a wide variety of perches (cloth, wood, rope, etc); multiple feed dishes to encourage activity and natural foraging instincts; bar spacing that is an appropriate size; and they should receive plenty of time outside the cage.

  

Please start by downloading and filling out the Adoption/Foster Application or submitting the form below. 

ADOPTION AND FOSTER APPLICATION

How are you interested in helping?
Do all of the adults in your household know that you are applying to adopt/foster a bird?
Does anyone in your household smoke?
Home:
If you rent, does your landlord allow pets
Do you have an avian vet?
Are you aware that exotic birds require a great deal of care and that proper maintenance may be expensive and time consuming?
Are you aware that exotic birds require an annual check up?
Are you aware that your bird could develop or may already have bad habits such as screaming/biting/destroying furniture, blinds, drapes and more?
Do other animals live in your home?
Do you offer fruits, vegetables, nuts?
Do you use Teflon coated cookware, air fresheners, or scented candles?
Will you clip the bird’s wings to prevent flight?
Do you plan on breeding?
Is a reasonable adoption fee acceptable to you, if applicable?