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:

  • Karen Smith CPS adoption chairperson at 860-559-7995
Thank you for your interest!

Birds Available for Adoption

Sydney - 12/29/2015

Sydney - 12/29/2015
Sydney - 12/29/2015

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.

Tess - 7/2/2016

Tess - 7/2/2016
Tess - 7/2/2016

Tess is a 23-year-old, sexed male Greater Sulfur crested Cockatoo. He has been followed his entire life at KBAH and is in good health. His owners are very sad to have to place him, but they are retiring and are no longer able to keep him. He has had only the one home where he has received lots of love and interaction. My husband and I were able to handle him and scritch his head. He stayed perched on my hand the entire home visit. Tess is very loving and cuddly and will be a joy to engage with. He will make a great companion with one person or a family with large-parrot experience. Tess is on a pellet diet, nuts and seeds, and occasional fruit and vegetables. He comes with a large cage and a travel cage. Call Barbara Cosgrove at 860-621-5790.