The Connecticut Parrot Society

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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 $25.00 for CPS members and $35.00 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

Angel - 10/4/2014

Angel - 10/4/2014
Angel - 10/4/2014

Angel is an unsexed, approximately 10-year-old Peach-faced Lovebird. Her owner has severe health problems and was heartbroken to relinquish her. Angel is a very sweet little bird with a lot of curiosity, but has not been handled in her previous homes. Currently, she is in foster care and loves the company of both humans and other birds. She will often chirp back and forth with the flock, though she can be a little timid and will hide in her little fur cozy, if you come too close to the cage too quickly. Her little chirp and sweet demeanor will be a nice addition to a home with or without other birds, but she will need time and attention to train her to step up and to enjoy human company outside her cage. Currently, Angel is on a seed-mix diet and is unaccustomed to other foods. She will come with her cage and several toys.

Rocky - 11/3/2014

Rocky - 11/3/2014
Rocky - 11/3/2014

Rocky is a precocious and affectionate approximately 23-year-old Umbrella Cockatoo, who currently lives with his owners and several cats. Unfortunately, he is aggressive with children under 12, and he will need a new home because his owners are now planning a family. Quite the opposite is true with adults, as he is very sociable with most everyone. During our home visit, he voluntarily wandered over to visit with me and my 14-year-old daughter and stepped up several times for us, showing no signs of aggression or fear.

Rocky is also very smart and adventurous. He is accustomed to rides in the car (he prefers the front seat) and loves to be out and about. His favorite place in the house is the bathroom where he is known to nudge open the bathroom door to gain entry, then open cabinet doors and remove all the items. In addition to being very clever, he is also extremely docile and trusting. He is able to have his feathers and nails groomed without toweling. He is willing to be handled in almost any manner, even lying on his back in his owner’s hands. Rocky will need some work to unlearn a screaming habit associated with alone time in his cage. He will typically call out repeatedly in a loud barking or complaining type noise for about 30 minutes before settling down, and will start up again if he is aware of his owner’s presence in nearby room. Although loud and repeated, the calls are not the ear-splitting variety that can sometimes come from a large bird.

With some patience as well as some interesting toys and other environmental distractions, Rocky can probably learn to enjoy some alone time, but he will also need an owner who is willing to integrate him into daily life. Given his charming and trusting nature, these efforts will be more than worthwhile. Rocky will come with a very large sturdy cage appropriate to his size, and a carrier that cleverly fits into a large shoulder bag.