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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

Tweety - 10/15/2015

Tweety - 10/15/2015
Tweety - 10/15/2015

Tweety is a sweet, but lonely, 12-year-old female Blue and Gold Macaw in need of a new home.Previously, lived with the same family all her life, but her favorite, the oldest daughter, is moving into a new home of her own and no longer has time for her.As a result, Tweetydeveloped a plucking habit, which has left her with bare skin on her shoulders and abdomen.Tweety has many vocalizations, enjoys time out of her cage, and knows the names of all her family members. However, without her favorite, she has become distressed and has shown even less interest in interacting with the others.A recent veterinary exam confirmed that there are no medical issues and that she is just in need of more companionship.During our visit, she was curious but cautious, and did not want to step out of her cage.However, she gave kisses to the wife through the bars of her cage, and seemed to really enjoy the attention we gave her. Currently, Tweety is in a temporary home where she has been very affectionate with the people there, but has displayed aggression with the other birds in the home.She will likely do best in a home with no other birds.Tweety will steal the heart of a knowledgeable, patient owner, and will be well worth the effort to get her back on track.She is on a seed-mix diet with fruits and vegetables, and will come with a nice, large, newer cage.

Jackie - 12/29/2015

Jackie - 12/29/2015
Jackie - 12/29/2015

Jackie is a beautiful 13-year-old, female Umbrella Cockatoo. She is loving and docile with her primary male owner and loves people. She loves to dance to music and spend time with her family, but will call loudly for her primary owner when he is home but not with her. Jackie's overall sweet disposition and affection for her owner will make her well worth the effort to help with her training. Jackie will require an experienced owner and will come with her cage. She is on a Nutri-Berries and seed-mix diet.

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.

Eddie - 5/13/2016

Eddie - 5/13/2016
Eddie - 5/13/2016

Eddie - 5/13/2016
Eddie - 5/13/2016

Eddie is a 19 y/o. male, Eclectus parrot. His family is very sad that they have to place him for adoption. However, due to the husband’s medical condition they have no choice. He has been seen at KBAH and has a clean bill of health. He does pluck during the winter months but is fully feathered come summer. We felt he was still beautiful with some areas under his wings and on his legs plucked. He is a great bird and was very animated during the home visit. He has been placed on a pellet diet for several months. He is a good eater and also enjoys fruits, vegetables, small amounts of seed and nuts. He comes with a large cage, toys, and portable carrier. If he is not placed quickly, I will be looking for a foster home to take him as soon as possible. He will make a great companion for someone who will give him the TLC he has been used to in his present home. I have shown a picture of him plucked on the left and fully feathered on the right. When we saw him several months ago he had most of his chest feathers. Please call Barbara Cosgrove 860-621-5790 if you are interested in adopting or fostering Eddie. You must be a CPS member to foster. Please review the above adoption and foster policies.