A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc., Parrot Rescue
ABOUT A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO, INC.
Non-Profit Parrot Rescue Organization
Mostly Older Parrots are Available for Adoption
"No Kill" Policy
Located in Northern Ohio, USA
"Our Agency Works for Birdseed"
OUR NONPROFIT STATUS
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is a not-for-profit parrot rescue organization.
We do not have 501C3 status at this time.
A-Parrot's Website: http://aparrottoaflamingoinc.zoomshare.com/ (you are here now)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (copy this address)
You have reached a parrot rescue organization. Rescues will get in OLDER parrots, not babies. If you want a nice sweet, tame handleable baby parrot, you need to contact a reputable bird breeder.
Right now we are looking for great Adopters for the birds left in our care. Are you an experienced parrot owner interested in obtaining another parrot? 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.
This website is very detailed. Please READ it over carefully. Most questions you have about A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue are covered on this site. We honestly put our policies in WRITING to eliminate misunderstandings later.
WE NEED ADOPTERS...
A-Parrot Rescue is excited to meet everyone who is seriously is looking to give a good home to one of our homeless parrots. Pls. spend the time to read over our website here which explains most of our adoption policies. We hope you will email us to continue.... One must be 21 years of age to start the adoption process.
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.
Check out our available birds on our Petfinder page at:
CLICK ON THE BIRD'S PICTURE FOR ITS INFO.
DO YOU HAVE A PARROT YOU CANNOT KEEP?
You have reached a safe haven for parrots needing a new home. We will screen for the best home for your bird. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is not a permanent care sanctuary. Our function is "rehoming" parrots in need of a new home. Age, sex, handleability and most parrot and small bird species are accepted.
(1) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not soliciting for parrots for our personal ownership.
(2) Our organization cannot purchase your parrot.
(3) We cannot start the "rehoming process" until birds are brought to us and signed over to us.
(4) At times there may be a waiting list for taking in birds. Our space is limited.
(5) We reserve the right to accept or turn down taking in any bird offered to us.
(6) A-Parrot Rescue would be happy to assist you in finding a good, safe home for a bird you are not able to keep any more.
Please go to our page "DONATE BIRD" or "ADOPT BIRD" for more info.
BIRD SPECIES A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO DOES 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.
*Due to our limited funding, we can only accept parrots in perfect feather and in good health. Birds with defective wing feathers or missing tails are not accepted.
*Birds must be brought to us in Brecksville for rehoming. We do not climb trees to catch birds for you!
FLAMINGOS? We will gladly accept
"unwanted" pink plastic garden flamingos -- to add to
the flock "decor" in our yard.
A-PARROT DOES DOES NOT TAKE IN:
NO wild or outside birds, baby birds fallen out of nests, farm birds, game birds, swans, peacocks, toucans, mynahs, lories, eclectus, lovebirds, doves, pigeons. But we may be able to assist you with a referral.
BIRD / PARROT ADOPTION BASICS
You will be "applying to adopt a bird". Our Board of Directors reserves the right to deny an application where there is no match to the species being applied for. Pls. read over this website. A-Parrot Rescue only adopts PARROTS out to experienced parrot owners. If you truly are, I am sure you will understand the reason why we have certain adoption requirements. To be fair, everyone must follow A-Parrot's adoption process in order to be considered for adoption.
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. 99% of the birds that are offered to our agency will be older.
We need Adopters who do not have a shopping list of perfections they expect in the parrot they are looking for. That is why we are looking for experienced parrot owners. There are a variety of reasons why parrots are turned over to our agency.
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 well over 30 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. Appointments are necessary for drop off or after your Application has been approved.
See our Webpage: "OUR HOME RESCUE" before you make an appointment to visit us.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue also volunteers as a consultant to the Brecksville Animal Control Department for bird and parrot issues in the city.
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS SUMMARY:
(1) Potential adopters must contact us via email first. We do not interview by text, in person, or by phone. Be prepared, there will be lots of reading for you to do if you are looking to adopt a parrot. Our info is put in writing. There is too much info for us to text to you!
(2) Every applicant must participate in A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's adoption process . Our Board reserves the right to approve or refuse any application submitted to us. Our policies are in effect for the benefit of parrots left in our care and to hopefully eliminate the need to rehome that parrot again.
(3) A-Parrot Rescue is not set up like a pet shop. There are no open public "bird tours". You will be coming to a private home. To visit our available birds, you must have an approved application in our files. Our Board of Directors makes all final adoption OK's.
(4) To drop off a bird, you will need to fill in our Turn-In form first. Email us.
(5) Drop-off and pick up of birds is in Brecksville, Ohio ONLY. We will adopt out to people in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania. (states very local to Ohio). Inquire... We do not ship parrots.
(6) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo gets in older parrots for rehoming. Adopters must have the time and patience to possibly train the parrot yourself. We do not rehab birds for you. Birds are adopted out "as is", in visually healthy condition. We adopt to multi pet owners, but everyone must understand that owning a cat or a dog is NOT the same as owning a parrot. We are looking for an experienced parrot owner for all parrots. For smaller common species, we relax these rules a little.
(7) Step 1 for Adopting: 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 these emails also. Applications can be mailed out after the email process has been completed.
(8) If you are OK with the above info, feel free to email our Interviewer at: email@example.com (copy this address)
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????
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR PARROT ADOPTION: A PROOF RECEIPT OF A PARROT YOU OWN OR HAVE OWNED IN THE RECENT PAST.
A-Parrot Rescue does require a paper copy of a proof receipt showing that you have owned and lived with 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. A vet receipt is the best proof you can have. 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. 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 parrot 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN NORMAL PARROT OWNERSHIP:
Parrots are wonderful, for the right person. Are you that person? There may be a higher noise level for larger species of parrots, they may bite, may be aggressive, may not be handleable, may need some hand training. (A-Parrot to A-Flamingo does not rehab parrots for you. They are adopted out "as is". That is why we feel parrots from our organization must go to experienced parrot owners.)
Also, we feel that obtaining a macaw, amazon, or cockatoo as your first bird is not a good idea. These species are NOT good apartment pets, as the potential noise level will cause neighbor complaints. Also, large parrot species may not be good around small children (Any size parrot can bite…hard.)
One more thing to mention to all: If you are a "Mr. or Mrs. Clean"; i.e., are the type of person who waits for dust to drop and you race to clean it up immediately -- there is a good chance that you will not survive being a bird owner. Parrots and all birds can be messy, they toss food and seed shells out of their cages all day long, they can be destructive and chew furniture, curtains, woodwork, pick the keys off of your computer, bite thru electrical cords, etc. if you turn your back and do not watch them. A rule of thumb is -- the bigger the parrot, the bigger the mess. (Oh yeah, and the louder the racket they can make!)
In summary, 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 may be other parrot rescues you can contact. After you have lived with your first parrot you have gotten from another source for a few months and these "quirks" do not bother you, save that receipt and feel free to contact us to adopt your SECOND parrot.
A-Parrot Rescue has policies we must follow. Every bird rescue oganization has its own adoption requirements. We are all stand-alone organizations.
INFO AND PICTURES OF BIRDS AVAILABLE
Visit our available birds on our page at Petfinder.com:
CLICK ON THE BIRD'S PICTURE FOR ITS INFO.
*This list is updated as soon as we can. Adoptions can occur at any time also. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue reserves the right to keep on interviewing potential Adopters until birds leave our premises. We cannot hold a bird for you if you are not ready to make your viewing appointment promptly after Application approval Your delay in emailing us, or returning the application, may cause you to lose out on the parrot you are most interested in.
SOME OF OUR ADOPTION CONTRACT CONDITIONS…..
We are looking for permanent homes for every bird that is adopted out thru A-Parrot Rescue. You must be 21 years of age or older. We do not allow breeding of any rescue bird one obtains from our agency.
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. Our rescues are never to show up on Craigslist. Donations/fees are not refundable.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is looking for permanent homes to place our birds into.
Leg bands are NOT to be removed from any bird's leg that is adopted from A-Parrot Rescue. If you object to this point, contact Fran for more info in this regard.
FREE PARROTS, CHEAP ?
Our parrot rescue organization is not a giveaway site for the public. This is a major misunderstanding when people contact a parrot "rescue" for the first time. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo operates on private donations so we can continue taking in, feeding, and caring for birds until they are rehomed.
We do not know if you are the best person to adopt until we get to know you a little first. Taking on the responsibilty of pet ownership and ALSO taking in unwanted birds can be an expensive venture. Responsible pet ownership is not a cheap venture! 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. There are rehoming donations/fees to insure the safety of birds being adopted out.
All pet owners must be able to afford the animals in their care. The same holds true for a parrot rescue organization. Owning a large parrot, especially a macaw, is very expensive. The expense of owning one macaw is at least fifty times that of owning a budgie.
For any animal rescue organization, multiply that expense by many, many times. Your kind understanding and support of A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's rescue efforts is greatly appreciated.
Our personnel work on a volunteer basis. 98% of funds coming in goes direct for the care of birds waiting for homes and for future birds coming in. 2% covers our office expenses.
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.
None. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. gets no 501C3 benefits.
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. We do NO outside funding solicitations nor do we hold raffles.
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 (no ads) are gratefully accepted also!
Thank you in advance! End of commercial......
OUR CLIENT'S PRIVACY
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc. Parrot Rescue
PO Box 41414
Brecksville, Ohio 44141-0414
Attention: Fran Filak, Director
Phone Number: Available upon request, email us first.
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
If you agree to A-Parrot's adoption policies as explained here so far, feel free to email us in order to start your adoption interview! (Interviews are by email, we do not text, and do not do phone interviews. A-Parrot puts our info in writing to eliminate misunderstandings later.)
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. (believe it or not, this has happened to us before). 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, 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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