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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

Maru - 2/22/2015

Maru - 2/22/2015
Maru - 2/22/2015

Maru is a three-to-four-year-old, thought-to-be female budgie. She is a very well-loved little bird, but her owner is moving and cannot take her to the new home. Maru has tons of personality, with some definite opinions about a lot of things, including favorite rock bands (e.g., Fall Out Boys), vegetables (e.g., carrots), and cage preferences (e.g., no covers, and definitely no roommates. She dislikes dogs and cats and will bite any animal body parts that get through the bars of her cage. Maru can be handled, enjoys some head scratches, and especially likes to eat out of your hand. However, she will likely take some time to adjust before trusting her new owner.Maru will come with some favorite toys and perches but will need a new cage. We will offer a donated cage, if needed. She is on a diet of seed, fruits, and vegetables.

Simon - 2/22/2015

Simon - 2/22/2015
Simon - 2/22/2015

Simon is a healthy, beautiful 14-year-old-male Congo African Grey. He has been with his current owners all his life, but they are moving to a smaller home where they will not have room for him. Simon is very smart and curious and has an extensive vocabulary — with so many adorable words and phrases it is hard to list all of them. He loves to dance to salsa music and is known to be a Ricky Martin fan. Although he clearly enjoys human company, he prefers to stay on his cage rather than being handled. However, he does enjoy head scratches and can step up when needed. During my visit, he came out of his cage to visit with us, and even danced a bit, but did not want to step up to either me or his owners. He did not show any signs of aggression and was merely a little cautious. Simon is overall a great bird with no known concerns. He is on pelleted diet with supplemental fruits, vegetables, and dry pasta. He will come with his cage and toys, including his favorite swing.

Valentino - 3/18/2015

Valentino - 3/18/2015
Valentino - 3/18/2015

Valentino is a beautiful, gentle 15-year-old male Greenwing Macaw whose owner can no longer keep him due to family health issues. He is fully feathered, in great health, and has no known behavior problems. During our visit, he readily stepped up for me and my 14-year-old daughter, and was calm and curious throughout our time together. He also happily "showed his wings" when prompted by his owner! When being handled by his owner, he was very calm and attentive, and occasionally preened her hair. He loves to talk and sing, and is an overall pleasant, happy companion. He is accustomed to the company of another bird and will likely do well in a home with a small number of additional birds. Overall, he is a really special bird and will be a joy for someone with large-bird experience. He will come with his cage and a play stand, but the cage will soon need replacement due to some wear. He is on a diet of ZuPreem, fruits, and vegetables.