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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:

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

Birds Available for Adoption

E.T. - 7/7/2015

E.T. - 7/7/2015
E.T. - 7/7/2015

E.T. is an approximately 30-year-old male Congo African Grey , who was wild caught as a baby. He has been with his current owner for approximately nine years, and unfortunately, she can no longer keep him. Prior to living with his current owner, E.T. had very little time out of cage and was unaccustomed to handling. However, she has done great work with him, and he now greatly enjoys time out of the cage, typically wandering around on the floor alongside the owner's two dogs. Recently, E.T. ran into the kitchen with his two dog friends when they were told to come for treats! He is still uncomfortable with being handled and can sometimes nip, but he usually accepts a ride back to his cage on a gloved hand. He has an amusing, diverse vocabulary and generally enjoys human interaction, if not handling, and will be a nice companion for an experienced bird owner. He is on a seed-mix diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, and will come with a cage and stands.

Princess - 7/7/2015

Princess - 7/7/2015
Princess - 7/7/2015

Princess is an approximately seven-year-old budgie, thought to be female. She is a sweet little bird, who is very shy and is unaccustomed to handling, but is very content to enjoy company from inside her cage. She has a small tumor on her wing but her owner has been advised not to have it removed due to its location, and she seems to manage without issue. Princess will make pleasant company in almost any home and may respond to efforts for more handling over time. She is on a seed-mix diet with fresh fruits and leafy vegetables, and will come with her large cage.

Fred - 7/15/2015

Fred - 7/15/2015
Fred - 7/15/2015

Fred is a 30-year-old Yellow-naped Amazon, sex unknown, and thought to be wild-caught. He would do best in a household with an experienced owner, who would work with him to build trust and give him attention. He bonds mores closely with women and is not good with children or other pets. His interactions with other parrots is unknown. Fred’s owner hasn’t held him in almost a year, but Fred could previously step up onto a hand and be carried. Fred likes to say, “Hi Fred,” “Hi, how are you,” and the battle cry, “Da-da-da-da-da-da Chaaaaarge!” He loves singing and taking showers, and likes to be stroked on the top of the head. He was raised on Ritz crackers, French fries, and sunflower seeds, so he needs someone to be dedicated to transitioning him to healthier foods. Fred’s current owner has been transitioning him to Senior Bird Nutri-Berries, and he also eats fruit and vegetables. Fred will come with his cage.

4 Cockatiels - 7/19/2015

4 Cockatiels - 7/19/2015
4 Cockatiels - 7/19/2015

Neff, Dite, Shnizel, and Baby are cockatiels (three female, one male), who are now in foster care,because their owners have moved out of the country. Each is estimated to be two to three years old. Neff is a little shy, but the others enjoy out-of-cage time and will happily sit on your shoulder. Shnizel has developed a slight plucking issue during the past year. Nothing is medically wrong, so her feathers should grow back with proper diet and care. They were on an all-seed diet but are doing well switching to ZuPreem fruit blend. All four are fairly quiet with an occasional telephone ring from Baby, the male. This flock needs to stay together, and will come with a large, shared cage on wheels, playtree, toys, perches, food dishes, bird bath, and food and treats.

Phoenix - 7/23/2015

Phoenix - 7/23/2015
Phoenix - 7/23/2015

Phoenix is a large, magnificently feathered four-year-old, sexed male Scarlet Macaw. He has been with his present owner for more than two years. He has had a lot of love and great care, and will make a wonderful companion for someone with large bird experience. The owner has to move and is very sad. He has been handled frequently by his present owner and loves to have his head scritched. He has been with a female Blue and Gold Macaw, and both are both in foster care at present. The family fostering them may adopt the Blue and Gold. If not, watch for her information as well. They can go together or separately. They will come with large, donated cages.

Kiwi and Papaya - 7/28/2015

Kiwi - 7/28/2015
Kiwi - 7/28/2015

Papaya - 7/28/2015
Papaya - 7/28/2015

Papaya is an unsexed, approximately 13-year-old Sun Conure, and Kiwi is an unsexed,approximately 13-year-old Quaker parrot. The owner believes both are male. They are very bonded and must be adopted together. Both are beautifully feathered, cute, and animated. Kiwi talks some but does use profanity. Both birds prefer men, especially Papaya. He will go after the owner’s female roommate and bite. I did not attempt to handle the birds, but they showed no aggressive body language when I was near the cage. The owner feels they would do best in a home with few or no other birds and no small children. They will come with their cage, acceptable stand, and toys.