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:
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.
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.
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.
Paco is a male Blue-fronted Amazon, who is approximately 30 years old. He is in need of a new home due to the death of his owner 18 months ago. Currently,he is in the care of his prior owner’s husband, who is unable to keep him. During the past, he was able to be handled by his owner but has spent the past 18 months in his cage. He is an animated, chatty little fellow, who greets visitors with a “hello” and will call “goodbye” when they leave. He chatters merrilyalong when you speak to him. During my home visit, he interacted eagerly with us from within his cage, but was not allowed out due to the husband’s discomfort. As I took pictures through the open door, he attempted several escapes and was clearly interested in more interaction. He is beautifully feathered and has no troublesome habits, though he was known to occasionally nip his owner, likely when he was stressed or surprised. Paco will make a nice companion for an experienced bird owner. He is on a seed-mix diet with occasional fruits and vegetables, and will come with a donated cage to replace his current, small one.
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.
Fuji is a sweet Goffin Cockatoo, thought to be male, and approximately 28 years old. He has been with his owners for most of his life, but recently he has been in the care of a friend due to health issues. He is a busy guy who likes to hide toys in his feathers and cuddle with his male owner. However, he has some common cockatoo traits, including some periodic loud vocalizations and a strong attachment to his owner that will require skill and patience to address. Despite his several months’ separation from his favorite person, he has remained fully feathered and fairly calm. During my visit, he was out of his cage and took toys from my hand to play with, but he did not want to step up. He is on a pelleted diet with supplemental fruits and vegetables, and will come with a donated cage to replace his current, small one.
Rainbow (Rain) is a healthy 28-year-old male, Blue and Gold Macaw. He is a beautiful bird, who was extremely bonded with his owner in the past. He loves to play peek-a-boo,talks some, and can be handled by one of his two owners. Unfortunately, his relationship with his primary owner changed dramatically after he bonded with another macaw during a boarding experience, to the extent that he is now unable to be handled by the primary owner and shows extreme aggression in his presence. During my visit, he stepped up for one owner but was agitated in the presence of the other. In a new environment with a confident, patient owner, we are hopeful that he may be able to bond once again. This beautiful, healthy bird will be well worth the effort! Rain is on a pelleted diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, and will come with a large, donated cage.
Harley is a gorgeous 15-20-year-old Harlequin Macaw, who is thought to be male. He is extremely docile and affectionate with his female owner, and cuddled with her throughout most of my visit. He is curious and likes to explore his house during out-of-cage time. He also likes to play hide-and-seek with the family cat. In both his current and prior homes, he bonded exclusively with the female owners, who were primary caregivers for him, and he has shown aggression to all others in the family as well as visitors. When he is lonely, he calls loudly for his favorite. Over time, he has become accustomed to scaring off unwanted attention from others but may respond to patient efforts to further socialize him. Harley will require a knowledgeable owner, and will be a joy for the right person. He is on a seed-and-pellet-mix diet and will come with his cage.