INTAKE OF PARROTS
1. ALL parrots must have been seen by a qualified veterinarian–avian specialist if possible–within the calendar year.
2. If this is not possible, funds must be provided for us to take the parrot(s) to our avian veterinarian. This is a separate fee from the intake fee, and we charge between $150.00 and $200.00 depending on the size of the parrot. This covers the cost of a full check-up.
3. You must provide a clean cage for the bird you are giving up, and if possible, a carrier as well. The cage for the bird must have all doors and locks in working condition, and all cups, trays, and gratings must be present.
4. Intake fees range from$100.00 to $350.00. These fees help to support operations and the long-term care of parrots in for adoption.
ADOPTION OF PARROTS
1. The larger the parrot you wish to adopt, the more experience we generally require for consideration. Having Budgies is not true experience for stepping up to a Cockatoo, just for example.
2. You must ensure that the parrot you wish to adopt will receive the attention and love it deserves, for the rest of its life, along with a nurturing and exciting environment.
3. You will not resell or readopt the parrot. We expect that the parrot will be with you and your family the rest of its natural life, barring any unforeseen circumstances. We do not adopt out parrots for breeding purposes.
4. All parrots, from Budgies and Lovebirds to Amazons and Cockatoos, are sensient, intelligent, emotional, and sophisticated beings, who share this planet with us. Feathered Friends ask you to treat them with the greatest of care and respect, to guard them well, and understand their needs.
5. WHEN MAKING AN INQUIRYBY E-MAIL, YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. WE WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANONYMOUS OR LUDICROUS E-MAILS.
6. HOME VISIT: we reserve the right to visit the home of the potential new guardian as part of the adoption process. We also reserve the RIGHT TO REMAND–that is, if it is made evident to us that a parrot adopted to you by us is not being cared for properly, or has become neglected, or worse, abused, we will ask that you return the parrot to us. If necessary, Feathered Friends will report the situation to the local law enforcement or SPCA agencies.
KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR BIRDS
If your parrot has a band number, write it down. Keep that number in a safe place. Take several good photographs of your bird, too. If the bird becomes lost, the band number may be the sole means of identification.
As our time and schedule is very limited, we would appreciate that you honor scheduled appointments. Please call us if you have to reschedule or cancel, or if you are running late for an appointment. Failing to do this may result in removal from being considered.