A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
ABOUT A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO, INC.
Non-Profit Parrot Re-Homing Agency
"No Kill" Policy
Located in Northern Ohio, USA
Bird Adoption to Adults - Professional Screening of Applicants
Over 25 Years of Re-homing Parrots
"Visit" our Available Birds on Petfinder.com
Adopters are Screened - An Email Interview Starts the Adoption Process
Rehoming Donations - "Our Agency Works for Birdseed"
YOU HAVE REACHED A NONPROFIT PARROT RESCUE ORGANIZATION
We are a nonprofit agency, but not a 501C3.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio, 44141
Location: In northern Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron. We are in Cuyahoga County. Close to the Turnpike (Richfield/Brecksville Exit) and close to I-77
Website: (you are here now)
(Our phone number is available by request. Email us first. We do not text.)
Right now we are looking for great adopters for birds left in our care. Are you an experienced parrot owner interested in obtaining another bird? We adopt out to multi-pet and multi-bird owners too. We would like to meet you via email !
Adoption consideration depends on your completing our adoption process, with final approval by our Board of Directors. Experienced parrot owners are always given first adoption consideration.
Since this is the Internet and we do not know our Applicants, A-Parrot does require a proof receipt as proof you have owned and lived with a parrot in the recent past.
HOW TO USE THIS SITE
You will note that the info on this website is long and very detailed. Most of the questions you may have about A-Parrot Rescue are included on the sidebar choices on the left. Please take the time to review these pages before you email us.
DO YOU HAVE A PARROT YOU CANNOT KEEP?
You have reached a nonprofit parrot rescue and re-homing organization, a safe haven for parrots looking for a permanent home. If you are looking for a new home for your bird, please understand that our group acts as your "agent" to find a new home for birds turned over to our care.
We are not soliciting for parrots for our personal ownership, we cannot purchase your parrot, and we cannot start the "rehoming process" until birds are signed over to us. Our agency does not "sell birds for profit". To rehome birds, A-Parrot Rescue has an investigative process in effect in order to find good homes for birds. Our function is to "adopt" birds out to qualified adults.
Please go to our page "DONATE BIRD" or "ADOPT BIRD" for more info.
PARROT/BIRD SPECIES WE DO TAKE IN:
LARGE PARROTS -- limited, as space permits
ALL MEDIUM SIZE PARROTS-- African greys, timnehs, caiques, amazons, small cockatoos and amazons, etc.
ALL SMALL PARROTS--Conures, ringneck parrots, other parakeets species, parrotlets, red rumps, bourkes (all grass parakeets), cockatiels, budgies, finches, canaries.
FLAMINGOS? We will gladly accept
"unwanted" pink plastic garden flamingos -- to add to
the flock "decor" in our yard.
WE DO NOT TAKE IN:
No wild or outside birds, baby birds fallen out of nests, farm birds, game birds, swans, peacocks, toucans, mynahs, lories, eclectus, doves, pigeons. But we may be able to assist you with a referral.
BIRD / PARROT ADOPTION BASICS
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's policies are in effect totally for the benefit of the birds released into our care. If you are looking for a new bird by the end of the week, our adoption process will take a little longer than that to interview you and get your application mailed to you.
You will be "applying to adopt a bird". We reserve the right to turn down inappropriate (in our opinion) applications. Pls. read over this website. If you have a problem with any of our info, then it is best to find another rescue to deal with. We are looking for experienced parrot owners. If you truly are, I am sure you will undersand the reason why we have certain adoption requirements.
A-Parrot Rescue does not ship birds, nor do we meet you part way for drop-off. We need to meet the actual adopter before adoptions are finalized also. We do not adopt out parrots as "gifts" for adults or children. Homes are located for parrots with consideration of each individual parrot's needs.
WHO WE ARE
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue takes the place of The Bird Placement Program. BPP is closed as of June 2007. Our same rescue team has been (and is continuing to find) new homes for unwanted birds for over 25 years.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. is also privileged to have a page listed on Petfinder.com Our current adoptable birds, pictures and bird personalities, are advertised there. Feel free to keep checking our page there for bird updates...
Our parrot rescue is run out of our private home. We are not set up like a pet shop. See our Webpage: "OUR HOME RESCUE" before you make an appointment to visit us.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue volunteers as a consultant to the Brecksville Animal Control Department for bird and parrot issues in the city..
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS SUMMARY:
(1) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is a parrot placement and parrot re-homing agency.
(2) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue does detailed screening of qualified Adopters. Our Board has the right to approve or refuse any application submitted to us.
(3) A-Parrot Rescue is not set up like a pet shop. We are not open for public "bird tours". Visiting appointments can be made AFTER an application has been approved by our Board of Directors, usually a fast process.
(4) Drop-off and pick up of birds is in Brecksville, Ohio ONLY.
(5) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo specializes in rehoming older parrots. There are no baby birds available for adoption from our rescue agency. Adopters must have an open mind to be able to deal with a parrot that may be a little stubborn in allowing you to handle it. If you contact us with a "shopping list" of requirements for that perfect (cheap) baby parrot you have your heart set on, you have reached the wrong place. Our agency is looking for sincere people who want to adopt and who do not have a problem with possibly putting some effort in working with the parrot one gets from A-Parrot Rescue.
(6) Serious potential Adopters must initially go thru our email interview "chat". (This "chat" is not our actual application). You must be open to answering our questions. Our adoption polices are explained in our "chat" also. Applications can be mailed out to potential adopters after we "meet you" via email first.
(7) Remember, you will be ADOPTING a parrot from our rescue organization. Pet shops and breeders SELL birds out the door the minute they meet you. Genuine rescue organizations will investigate potential Adopters FIRST and have the right to approve or not approve submitted applications.
(8) Potential adopters must contact us via email first. We do not interview by text, in person, or by phone.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue, as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to alleviating parrot neglect and suffering, offering advice to bird owners to assist them in creating a healthy environment for their pet bird. A-Parrot's goal is to promote safe and humane care of companion parrots. Our aim is to take in and rehome unwanted older healthy parrots that would possibly be euthanized because of their age.
We provide a safe haven with top quality care for the birds/parrots released into our care prior to our locating good homes for them. We are registered as a "no kill" organization.
DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT A PARROT????
*IMPORTANT: A-Parrot Rescue does require a paper copy of a proof receipt showing that you have owned a similar species of parrot in the recent past. Why??? This is the Internet and we really do not know the people who are contacting us to adopt a bird. This is our proof our parrots are going to an experienced parrot owner. Several types of proof receipts apply. See tab: "ADOPT BIRD"
INFO FOR FIRST-TIME PARROT OWNERS
A-Parrot Rescue will be glad to answer any questions via email that you may have if you are undecided about what species to of bird to obtain. We may have some website referrals for you also. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo encourages every person to do their research on bird care and parrot species info BEFORE choosing a bird as a pet. Petfinder.com also has quite a bit of info on their site.
Please do not obtain a bird (or any pet) without first finding out more about their quirks and care. It is also important that everyone makes sure the species of parrot they are considering would in all reality be suitable for their home, apartment space, family, and lifestyle.
** Because of a large parrot's potential noise level, biting ability and possible aggressiveness (these are older birds we get in...), obtaining a macaw, amazon, or cockatoo as your first bird is not a good idea. Also, these species are NOT apartment pets, as the potential noise level will cause neighbor complaints, and large parrot species may not be good around small children (Any parrot can bite…hard.)
If you have never owned a parrot before, most
probably you would not be able to adopt one from A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc.
There are other bird rescue orgnizations that may be able to assist you,
though. Every bird rescue oganization has its own adoption requirements. Feel free to contact us to obtain your second parrot!
INFO AND PICTURES OF BIRDS AVAILABLE
Visit our birds at our page on Petfinder.com:
All birds are subject to prior adoption at any time. This list is revised as fast as we can.
SOME OF OUR ADOPTION CONTRACT CONDITIONS…..
We are looking for nice pet homes for the birds we adopt out. You must be 21 years of age or older. We do not allow breeding of any rescue bird one obtains from our agency. We do adopt out to multi-pet, multi-parrot homes.
Other Adoption Contract conditions apply. These are explained in our email "chat". Our rescue agency has the right to retrieve any bird if our adoption contract conditions are breached.
If one is not able to keep the parrot you have
obtained from A-Parrot Rescue for any reason, you must return
it to A-Parrot to re-home. However, we are unable to refund your
Leg bands are NOT to be removed from any bird's leg that is adopted from A-Parrot Rescue. That is your proof of ownership in case the bird ever gets loose for you and A-Parrot has a record of the band number also.
FREE PARROTS, CHEAP BIRDS ?
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a give-away site. We cannot give birds away for free because live, living and breathing creatures need to be fed and cared for on a daily basis. We understand that money is tight for all of us right now .... and this is especially true for anyone who runs an animal organization.
All pet owners must be able to afford the animals in their care. Also, a rescue organization MUST be able to afford the cost of caring for animals left in their care for re-homing.
The expense of owning one macaw is at least fifty times that of owning a budgie. Macaws eat a lot of expensive seed and pellets, plus fresh fruit and veggies! For any bird rescue organization, multiply that expense by many, many times – This is why A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue needs to request donations for drop off and pick up of parrots. Your support of our efforts is greatly appreciated.
REFERRALS AND OUR CLIENTS
A-Parrot Rescue is privileged to receive lots of referrals from previous clients, avian vets, other bird owners who can attest to our sincerity in finding just the right home for any bird released to our care. Our clients have chosen and trusted A-Parrot to find a home for birds they can no longer care for.
To explain further, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is on a "subfixed income", meaning we get NO subsidies or grants to run our agency. Your donation goes for us buying seed, pellets, treats to feed parrots left in our care, and necessary vet care. Every rescue organization will have some expenses, but feeding birds left in our care takes priority here.
Keeping the above info in mind, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue must depend on private support for drop-off of birds and for adopting a bird from our organization. Your consideration of a donation is much appreciated. Seed and pellet donations, any brands, and plain newspaper are gratefully accepted also!
Thank you in advance! End of commercial......
Please see the sidebar "MISC. BIRD STUFF" for more info. in this
OUR CLIENT'S PRIVACY
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio 44141-0414
Attention: Fran Filak, Director
If you agree to A-Parrot's adoption policies as explained here so far, feel free to email us in order to start your EMAIL interview! (we prefer email contact first, rather than phoning...) Let our interviewer know something about you and your birds in your email. We are always looking for experienced parrot owners to adopt our homeless parrots to.
Why must we list a PO Box? A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue cannot have birds or any other animal dropped off anonymously without our first knowing about it. We will gladly supply our address info to verified clients.
Disclaimer: A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue is a stand-alone, No Kill, non-profit parrot rehoming agency based in Brecksville, Ohio. We are not affiliated with any other parrot rescue organization, company, pet organization, city department, bird club or organization, etc. If you have any questions about A-Parrot's policies or adoption process, please contact Fran Filak, Director, A-Parrot to A-Flamingo at: firstname.lastname@example.org Our policies are subject to change without notice at any time.
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