The Connecticut Parrot Society (CPS) helps residents of Connecticut with the placement of companion birds. If you need to place your bird, we request that your bird remain with you while we list the bird for adoption on this Web site and in our newsletter.
If you need to relinquish your bird, or wish to adopt a bird, please review our Adoption Policies and Procedures, and contact the CPS adoption chairperson by phone to discuss the process.
We are not a parrot rescue or sanctuary; thus, we cannot accept emergency placement on a regular basis. Our foster care housing is limited, and if we do not have available foster homes, we may need to refer emergency placement to other clubs or rescues in the surrounding area. We are in great need of foster homes for some of the birds we are receiving into the adoption program. If you are a CPS member and can help provide foster care, please review the Foster Care Policies and Procedures, and contact the adoption chairperson to discuss the process.Foster Care Application
CPS’ Adoption Application requires a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 for CPS members and $50.00 for non-members to CPS. Approved adoption applications will remain on file with CPS for up to six months, or until a bird is adopted, whichever comes first. There is a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee to relinquish a bird.Relinquishment Form
Please note: Non-members may adopt only after a bird has been in the program for 30 days. You must be at least 21 years old to be eligible to adopt through CPS.
Questions about the CPS adoption program or any form listed above should be directed to the following:
Sydney is an approximately 12-year-old male Citron-crested Cockatoo, who is beautifully feathered and affectionate with his primary female owner. He is adventurous and loves to explore his surroundings. His inquisitive nature can be a handful at times and his affection can also manifest as jealousy when the owner’s attention is on other people. Sydney will need a confident, experienced owner to channel some of his behaviors, which are typical for a smart, curious Cockatoo! He is on a seed-mix diet and will come with his cage.
The following five parrots are being surrendered by the same owner:
Baby is a 16-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo. She has been with her third owner for 13 years. She is a delight, can be handled, and is a cuddling machine. She laid three eggs, thinking that she and her current owner were going to start a family! Baby has some talking ability. She can get cranked up at dusk and when she thinks she’s being ignored. Baby has perfect feathering.
Sweetie is a 13-year-old Catalina Macaw (hybrid between Scarlet and B & G). She has been with her third owner since she was six months old, who fed her baby food from a syringe for a few months, and then weaned her onto pellets. Sweetie and her current owner have a strong bond, who she is very affectionate with. She has not really been handled much by anyone else. Sweetie has a huge vocabulary: “I wanna banana!” “I want my water!” “Sparky cool it!” As affectionate as she is, she can exhibit jealousy and oppositional behavior, and has bitten her owner a few times. She is in perfect feather. A large java tree will go with whomever adopts Sweetie.
Sparky is a 15-year-old Cherry-headed Conure. He was his owner’s first parrot (Petco) in 2001. Initially very tame and affectionate, once his hormones kicked in, he became aggressive. He is scrappy and is not handled much. He spends almost all of his time outside of the cage, patrolling the birdroom, and dragging around a red scraper and a broom,his favorite items. He has taken ownership of these and other items and loves to try to get his owner to fight him for them. Sparky talks up a storm when he’s in the mood.His beak overgrowth needs periodic trimming due to an injury sustained after a fight with Sweetie years ago! He is in perfect feather.
Sammy and Strawberry (Barry) must be adopted together. They are two bonded male macaws, who are caged together and are inseparable. Sammy is a Blue and Gold Macaw about 30 years old. Strawberry is a Scarlet Macaw about 20 years old. Sammy is apparently wild-caught from the jungle. Their current owner adopted them both about five years ago from a parrot rescue in NY State (now relocated to NJ). Sammy is missing a toe, and has a one short wing. Strawberry has mild-to-moderate plucking of his chest feathers. He hasn’t destroyed the follicles because they are constantly trying to grow in. At one point, he appeared cured but started plucking again. Their owner regrets he had been unable to work with them more, but they are not always easily handled. Strawberry was apparently abused at some point by previous owners, and he has given a few good bites. Other times,the owner has been able to get him to step up on his hand and even given him a kiss! Sammy is the dominant of the pair and overall more tame. Both delight in crawling under their cage and then charging at the owner’s feet when he walks by. It’s all in fun, but best to wear hard shoes! Both birds have potential to make excellent companions with the right person. Strawberry’s plucking could improve, too, because the owner has started to see improvement. Strawberry will dance for you if you crank up the volume on a song with a good beat.
All these parrots are fed primarily pellets, currently ZuPreem fruit blend, supplemented with fruit, some vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Clean water is provided at least twice a day. Theybathe by being sprayed in their cages. They have their own room, a light-filled, all-glass conservatory, which stays dark whenever the sun goes down. Their cages are no longer covered at night. They have plenty to look at outside, and like to listen to the radio a few hours a day.
All have good-sized cages; the macaw cages are huge.