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A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue - Brecksville, Ohio
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WELCOME TO A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO'S WEBSITE          
 

PARROT ADOPTERS:  

You have reached a nonprofit rescue organization.  We are interested in meeting you via email if you have
an interest in adopting a parrot from our Agency.

IMPORTANT: Please read over this website before you email us.  The next step for adoption consideration is our Email Interview/Chat.  Our Agency needs to get to know you a little and would like to ask you questions about your bird ownership experience.  

We do not interview by text or phone. 



PARROT OWNERS WANTING TO REHOME THEIR PET BIRD:

Read over this HOME PAGE and then click onto the webpage ADOPT BIRD for assistance.







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 PRIVATE NON-PROFIT PARROT RESCUE ORGANIZATION     


Yes, A-Parrot is a non-profit organization, but we are not a 501C3 at this time.   Donations are not

deductible.  However, please be assured that over 90% of all incoming fees goes direct towards the upkeep of parrots

left in our care.  Feeding birds in our care takes priority over all other expenses incurred by our Agency.

 

Mailing Address:    A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue

                            PO Box 41414

                            Brecksville, Ohio, 44141

Attention:              Fran Filak, Director

 

Location:  In northern Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron.   We are in Cuyahoga County.

 Close to the Turnpike (Richfield/Brecksville Exit) and I-77 North.


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. 


However, we will gladly supply our phone and address info to verified clients.



TO REACH OUR STAFF:


Email:  aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com          

Phone:  Available upon request.  Email us first.  We do not text. 



This is our secondary / temporary website:  

         https://sites.google.com/site/aparrottoaflamingo

 

 


WELCOME          



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.

                                    


 

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.  A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a sanctuary.


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.

 

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"    for more info.

 


 


PARROT/BIRD SPECIES WE DO TAKE IN:               



LARGE COCKATOOS  AND MACAWS -- (LIMITED ACCEPTANCE HERE DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS)

ALL MEDIUM SIZE PARROTS-- African greys, timnehs, caiques, amazons, cockatoos, macaws, etc.

ALL SMALL PARROTS--Conures, ringneck parrots, quakers, other parakeets species, parrotlets,

red rumps, bourkes (all grass parakeets), etc.

ALL SMALL BIRDS --  Cockatiels, budgies, finches, canaries. 

                                                   

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FLAMINGOS?   We will gladly accept your "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, or 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 prior to the final approval of one's application with A-Parrot Rescue.






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.


A-Parrot to A-Flamingo 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 to help the Brecksville Animal Control

Department when issues arise regarding unwanted parrots or other pet birds in our area.



     

 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 will accept most older and problem birds, so we are looking

for experienced parrot owners to adopt our parrots to, someone who has lived with a similar

species of parrot and who honestly understands parrot "issues or quirks".  



(6)  
Serious potential Adopters must initially go thru our Email Interview/Chat.    

(This Email Chat is not our actual application).  We explain our adoption policies further in

these emails too.   Applications can be mailed out to potential adopters after we

"meet you" via email first. 




(7) Potential adopters must contact us via email.   We do not interview by text, in person, or by phone. 

  Our email interview will explain further.  




 


OUR MISSION    

               

 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 good environment for their pet bird.   A-Parrot's goal is to promote safe and humane

care of companion parrots and smaller pet birds and to rehome unwanted older healthy

parrots that would possibly be euthanized because of their age. 


OUR FUNCTION


To 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  a "No Kill"

organization.  This pertains to our acceptance of older healthy birds in need of

a new home.   


 


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 

proof our parrots are going to an experienced parrot owner.   Several types of proof

receipts apply.


See the tab:  "ADOPT BIRD" for more info.






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 parrot as a pet. Petfinder.com

also has quite a bit of info on their site.

 

Please do not obtain a parrot (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.
 


 

NEW POTENTIAL BIRD OWNERS SHOULD DO THEIR RESEARCH FIRST!                          

 

Bird care classes are very helpful and informative for new bird owners. Some rescue organizations

hold these classes, A-Parrot does not.   Bird care is very different from caring for a dog or a cat.

New bird owners should do their research on parrot species and parrot care before deciding to

contact a rescue organization.  Visit pet shops and bird shows to check out species.  Listen to

how loud the parrot may be.  Talk to bird owners, visit bird care forums on the Internet. 

Unfortunately A-Parrot can only adopt out Parrots to experienced parrot owners.  If you are

new to birds, you may want to check out other parrot rescue organizations than ours.  


See our page ADOPT A BIRD which explains A-Parrot's adoption qualifications.





 

INFO AND PICTURES OF BIRDS AVAILABLE                                   

 

Visit our birds at our page on Petfinder.com:

  
  Petfinder's website
   
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH662.html    

 

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 rehoming

donation.




 

LEG BANDS                        


 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.

 


 

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.





 FREE PARROTS, CHEAP BIRDS   ?                




We understand that money is tight for all of us right now  .... and this is especially true for

anyone who runs an animal rescue organization.  A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue has live animals that

must be fed on a daily basis.  

 

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.  



For example, 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, nuts and veggies!  Multiple that by the

number of birds left in a rescue organization's care!  Owning and rescuing parrots is a very expensive

venture.


This is the reason why A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue needs to request rehoming donations for

drop off and pick up of birds.

 



 



A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO'S NON-PROFIT FUNDING -- NONE        

    

A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a 501C3 organization.  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.  Our non profit agency survives on the kindness of private donations, with the

money going to feed and care for birds left in our care.


Our help is all volunteer, no one makes a salary here, we do not do fundraisers, nor do we hold raffles.  


Every animal rescue organization will have some general expenses, but the feeding of birds left in our care

takes priority at A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue.


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......  

 



 


OUR CLIENT'S PRIVACY    

                   

Your privacy is important to us.  All info that we request of you stays in A-Parrot's files.

Bird info alone is passed along out our Adoptors.  A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue does 

not give out our bird friends' info. to any marketer, website, advertiser, company, Adopter,

previous bird owner, etc.  This privacy policy pertains to our wonderful Clients, Adopters,

Volunteers, and  Staff alike.

 



THANK YOU FOR CHECKING A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO RESCUE OUT !


If you wish to adopt a parrot and if you agree to our adoption policies as tentatively explained on

these web pages, feel free to email us in order to start your Interview/Chat.   (We prefer email

contact first, rather than phoning...)   Please give us some details about yourself and your pet ownership

experience in your introductory email.  :-)

 

Email Fran at:  aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com


 

5/26/15



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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:  aparrottoaflamingo@danworld.com  Our policies are subject to change without notice

at any time.


Copyright.2007-2015.   All rights reserved.  A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc, Parrot Rescue, Brecksville, Ohio, USA  

The content and wording contained in this Website is for A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc.'s use only.   


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