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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

Lucy & Ethel - 2/11/2015

Lucy & Ethel - 2/11/2015
Lucy & Ethel - 2/11/2015

Lucy and Ethel are thought-to-be-female cockatiels of unknown age, but appear to be young. Their owner died two years ago, and they were left in the care of a relative who did not have room for them. They were kept in a small cage in the unfinished basement of an older, three-family apartment that had warmth but little natural light and limited human interaction. Lucy and Ethel are now in foster care in a nice, donated cage. They are sweet and beautifully feathered, and they often gently call to one another and the other parrots in their foster home. However, they are skittish and will need a calm, gentle owner who can help them thrive in their new home. Over time, they might become more receptive to handling. Lucy and Ethel will come with their new cage. They are on a seed diet and will need to be introduced to healthier foods.

Bart - 2/11/2015

Bart - 2/11/2015
Bart - 2/11/2015

Bart is a six-year-old, thought-to-be-male Yellow-naped Amazon. Bart’s owner died after an extended illness and was taken in by the owner’s neighbors. He is thriving in the care of the current family, but they are not prepared to keep him. Bart is free-flighted and loves to fly to his favorite, the wife. However, he has shown some aggressive, jealous behavior toward the husband. Bart will need some help socializing. During my visit, he was slightly cautious at first, but quickly became curious and comfortable with me, and hopped over for a long visit. Bart has several charming vocalizations and is a healthy, interactive bird. He will make a wonderful addition to a household with large-bird experience. Bart will come with a nice cage. Presently, he is on a pelleted diet with supplemental fruits and nuts.

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.