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The Connecticut Parrot Society

"People for Parrots!"


Adoption Policies, Procedures, and Applications

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:

  • Sharon Presner CPS adoption chairperson at 203-640-8641
Thank you for your interest!

Birds Available for Adoption

Samantha


Samantha
Samantha

Samantha is a female Double Yellow-headed Amazon with a fun, engaging personality! During the home visit, Samantha enthusiastically greeted her new visitor by saying, “Hello” and demonstrating happy posturing. It quickly became clear that she is personable and enjoys socializing! Samantha added to the conversation by laughing and vocalizing a wide repertoire of words and phrases. Samantha wants to be included in daily activities. She even likes to travel in her carrier on car trips to join family gatherings where she enjoys everyone’s company. At home, she loves to hang out with family members and climb on her play gym. Her current family is taking great care of her, and they are saddened to place her for adoption. Her diet includes pellets and fresh foods. Samantha is about 39 years old, and she does some feather picking on her tummy. Contact the CPS adoption chair to learn more about this charismatic Amazon.

Baby


Baby
Baby

Baby is an adorable Green-cheeked Conure with a sweet, friendly disposition. His gender is unknown, but he is thought to be male. Baby is estimated to be between seven and nine years old. Baby enjoys one-on-one time, and he often demonstrates his joy by dancing and swinging his body back and forth when someone talks or sings to him. He is hand-tamed and stepped up onto his visitor’s hand during the home visit. Baby does some feather picking. His diet is a mix of seeds and pellets with some fresh foods.

Peaches and Azure


Peaches and Azure
Peaches and Azure

Peaches is a four-year-old Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure. Azure, his son, is two years old and is a cross between a Pineapple Green-cheeked Conure and a Gold-capped Conure. They are a playful little pair. These conures share one cage and must be adopted together. They enjoy a varied diet, with Peaches being more adventurous than Azure when it comes to trying new foods.

Chico


Chico
Chico

Chico is a majestic 29-year-old Blue-fronted Amazon with vibrant plumage. He is thought to be male and has been with one family since he was a baby. It was a joy to be with Chico during the home visit. He demonstrated a mellow personality and a playful side, too! The photo shows Chico exploring a new toy that had just been presented to him. Chico relishes attention, conversation, and hanging out with family and friends. He likes to bathe by being misted. He has been on a mostly seed-mix diet with some fresh foods; further improvements are being made to his diet.

Rose


Rose
Rose

Rose is a female Umbrella Cockatoo, age unknown. The present owner brought her home from a pet store 15 years ago. She had no feathers. Rose has enjoyed much attention and love in this home. She is one of the sweetest birds this visitor has ever been exposed to. She is quiet, loves to interact with her family, cuddle, and have her head rubbed! During the home visit, she enjoyed holding both visitors’ hands and having her head scritched. Rose has a bare area on her chest that will not grow. Other than that, she is fully feathered and quite beautiful. Except for sleeping, eating in, and being used as a play area, she is out of her cage all the time. Her sleeping cage is on wheels but is very small. She enjoys going places with the family and loves to look out the living room window! She will be in need of a larger cage when she goes to her new home. She has been on ZuPreem pellets, loves green (not red) grapes, but will not eat vegetables when offered. She also loves to bathe in the shower on her own shower perch. Rose will make a wonderful, fun companion for someone with some large-bird experience. She is truly a sweetheart!

Bopper


Bopper
Bopper

Bopper is a delightful male Hispaniolan Amazon and is 26 years old. He vocalized softly when meeting his new visitor. Bopper preferred not to venture out of his cage during the home visit, but was soon comfortable and enjoying a snack. He says a few words and enjoys a good head scratch. Bopper is seen regularly by his veterinarian and requires his beak to be trimmed every six months. Bopper resides in the same home with Bogey (see other listing). Although they have separate cages, it is hoped that Bopper can be adopted together with Bogey; however, separate adoptions may be considered.

Bogey


Bogey
Bogey

Bogey is a handsome, 26-year-old male White-fronted Amazon. During the home visit, Bogey appeared relaxed and seemed to enjoy basking in the sunshine that was streaming in from the window. He preferred to hang out in his cage. Bogey enjoys having his head scratched and likes to imitate noises. He resides in the same home with Bopper (see other listing). Although they have separate cages, it is hoped that Bogey can be adopted along with Bopper; however, separate adoptions may be considered.