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.
Lola is an adorable Lilac-crowned Amazon, thought to be female, and approximately 23 years old. Currently,she is with relatives of her owner, who recently passed away, and is in need of a new home. Lola is a sweet bird, who has already bonded with her current household. During my visit, she showed great affection for the husband and easily stepped up for me. She likes to chatter pleasantly when there is activity around her, and is comfortable around the owners’ dogs and children. She loves to play with her toys and greatly enjoys spray baths. Lola will make a great companion. She is on a seed diet supplemented by fruits and vegetables. Her feathering and health will greatly benefit with a conversion from seeds to a pelleted diet, along with her current diet of fruits and vegetables. She will come with her nice cage.