The Application is not on this website. Tentative Adopters must read the info on this page first...
A-Parrot has an adoption process for all tentative Adopters to participate in. Thank you for your interest in checking out our parrot rescue site. Applicants must be 21 years or older. Please read this complete page before contacting us.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescues's policy is to adopt out PARROTS to experienced parrot owners only. We have a proof receipt requirement to make sure that you own or have owned a similar species of parrot in the recent past Please read the info below.
(1) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo takes in parrots that are older, not that tame or handleable, may be loud and may come in with some "quirks". You will be notified of all issues we are aware of for the parrots that come in. We get in some nice parrots also.
(2) Since this is the Internet, we do not know who is contacting us or anything about you. Our tentative Adopters must be open to our asking you questions to determine if you would be suitable to adopt the parrot you are interested in. We are unable to adopt out parrots to someone who has never owned a parrot before, we do not adopt out parrots to children, and one must also agree with our adoption policies as noted on our website and in the email interview you must participate in.
(3) Small non-parrot species of birds do not require a receipt but you will still need to go thru our adoption process.
(4) Our email interview explains when we need your proof receipt.
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Rehoming donations are necessary for A-Parrot to be able to purchase food and pay for necessary vet care for the birds left in our care. We have lots of info on the bird you are interested in. Rehoming fees are explained in our email Interview/chat #3. A-Parrot needs to get to know our tentative adopters first. We are looking for adopters who sincerely want to adopt a homeless bird Our rescue does not operate like purchasing a pet on Craigslist. It is up to our Board of Directors to make all final adoption approvals too.
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO ADOPT:
Step 1: There will be some READING for you to do. If you are serious about adopting a bird from us, our interviewer will email you more info in our email interview/chat.
Step 2: Pls. read this page over (ADOPT A BIRD). If everything sounds OK after you finish reading this page, please email us back to start your email interview/chat.
Step 3: The interview/chat consists of 4 emails. We do not text or phone the interview. A-Parrot Rescue would like to get to know you a little during during our email interviews.
Step 4: You must be open to answering our questions during this interview. We do not use brief text format since we are trying to be honest and clear about A-Parrot's adoption polices. Our emails involve some reading for you to do.
Step 5: Process Summary: An email interview, Questionnaire, small Application Fee, and then the actual Application is mailed to you. The Questionnaire and Application are 2 different forms for you to fill in.
Step 6: Pending our Board approving your Application, rehoming donations apply when you pick up the bird of your choice.
Why does A-Parrot Rescue have adoption requirements?
You are adopting, not buying a bird, from our rescue organization. “Adopting” means a rescue needs to interview the tentative Adopter FIRST. A-Parrot Rescue reserves the right to approve or not approve an Application. All potential Adopters need to go thru A-Parrot's adoption process. A-Parrot’s “job” is to make sure our birds find the right home and that means first getting to know the person who wants to adopt a bird from our agency.
The Application can be mailed to you after your email interview if you wish to proceed in applying to adopt. Our email interview gives you more info on how to apply. You must be open to answering our questions also.
Why does A-Parrot Rescue insist on your giving us a proof receipt to prove you owned a parrot before?
This is the Internet. We do not know the people who are applying to adopt a Parrot. A receipt proves one is an experienced Parrot owner. A vet check receipt for your Parrot is the best type of receipt also. Sample receipts are listed below.
SAMPLES OF APPLICABLE PARROT PROOF RECEIPTS
A purchase receipt for a parrot, vet check receipt, clipping/grooming receipt, DNA certificate, bird prescription bottle label, pet sitting or boarding receipt, pet insurance certificate, parrot cremation receipt, etc. The bird's species and your name must be on the receipt. Your vet or pet shop may have a copy they can get from their records.
Or just go and get your current Parrot’s wings and claws clipped NOW and you will have your receipt. No current Parrot? You will need to get a parrot elsewhere, but you can contact us to adopt your second Parrot later. Save your receipts.
THESE ITEMS WILL NOT APPLY AS PROOFS:
(1) No -- Pictures of parrots, videos, or personal references (except a reference from a vet you take your parrots to, written on the vet's letterhead).
(2) No -- Receipts or references from a previous owner or a friend or relative who houses your parrot now. You are the Applicant. The receipt needs have your name on it with the parrot species you own or have owned in the recent past.
(3) A-Parrot Rescue does not consider personal "ownership" as: Parrots you visit, pet sat for, were owned or bred by one of your relatives, working in a pet shop, rehabbing wild birds, doing a lot of research on parrots but never owning one before, or living with parrots that were family owned when one was a child. You will need to give us a proof receipt from when you LIVED with a parrot in your own home as an adult.
(4) A-Parrot Rescue adopts to mult-pet owners, but ownership of other pets is NOT taken into consideration if you are looking for a Parrot. Also, "having lots of love and time" are NOT taken into consideration for approving Applications.
(5) You cannot bring your own parrot with you here as proof of parrot ownership. We need a piece of paper proof for your file. Our specific email interview will explain WHEN we need this paper proof.
Are you looking for a baby or a young parrot?
A "rescue" is not the place to find baby parrots. We primarily get in older birds that may be hard to place because of their age.
Parrots 20 years and older are coming in now. The larger the parrot, the longer the life span. With good care, a parrot's lifespan can reach 50 or 75 years depending on the species. The birds we get in may or may not be handleable. There may be training you will need to do to get it used to you. A-Parrot does not rehab parrots as we do not want birds to get attached to our staff since we are only their temporary home.
OTHER INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW:
(1) Our Adopters must be 21 years of age or older and reside in the state of Ohio. Parts of Michigan and Pennsylvania close to Ohio may be OK. Inquire.
(2) A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue does NOT ship birds. We do NOT deliver birds to you, nor do we meet you part way for drop-off.
(3) The Adopter must come to us in Brecksville to visit the bird of his/her choice after one's Application has been approved. We need to interview and meet the actual Adopter in person as the last step for adoption approval.
(4) We do NOT adopt out birds as "gifts" for children or adults. One must be 21 years of age to apply for a bird. We need to interview the person who is actually going to get the bird.
(5) Being "home all the time" or on "disability" are NOT points we consider as primary approval qualifications for parrot adoption. For a homebound person, Parrots can be very expensive to own, may need to go to the vet at some time, and a Parrot's food (pellets, seed, nuts, treats, table food) and toys can be expensive. One must be able to afford the upkeep of owning a Parrot also .
(6) Our Board of Directors makes all final adoption decisions. You will be “applying” to adopt. Merely "applying" is no guarantee of being able to obtain a bird from our agency. We reserve the right to choose the best home, in our opinion, for each bird that is adopted out.
(7) There is an Adoption Contract for you to sign when you pick up your bird. A cage, toys, and food are usually included with each bird.
(8) A-Parrot Rescue adopts out birds responsibly -- in visually healthy condition. There are no health guarantees. We recommend that all birds be vet checked by an avian vet within two weeks of pickup.
(9) Birds are continually coming in and out. Adoptions can occur at any time. This list is continually being updated. Keep checking our Petfinder page at https://www.petfinder.com//pPt-search?shelter_id=OH662
(10) Smaller non-parrot bird ownership does NOT count in order to be approved to adopt a Parrot from A-Parrot Rescue. You need to have owned a parrot to adopt a parrot.
APPOINTMENTS TO VISIT OUR BIRDS:
There is no visiting of our birds until your Application has been approved by our Board of Directors first. Our "virtual" bird tour is on our page at Petfinder.com . Birds and their info is posted on Petfinder. Be sure to click on the picture of the bird. More info will pop up about the bird. See: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=OH662 (copy link)
WE ADOPT TO MULTI-PET OWNERS:
It is great if you are a multi-pet owner and have other rescue pets, but Parrot upkeep and care is not the same as caring for other types of pets. That is like comparing apples to oranges.... “Researching” parrot care is important, but we need to go one step further by requiring that one has lived with a parrot in their home to possibly qualify to adopt a similar species from A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue.
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue’s adoption requirements are based on some of the actual reasons A-Parrot has had birds turned over to us in the first place. Our aim is to avoid these same issues happening again. We are especially looking for Adopters with an open mind to working around a parrot's "possible issues". Or with luck, there may be no issues!
Also, we sometimes have some nice extra used cages, playstands, carriers, etc. available for purchase (cheap). This helps us buy more food for our birds. Inquire if you are interested.
If the info here is acceptable to you and you feel you can supply us with a proof receipt, if required, email our interviewer at:
The Application is not on this website. Tentative Adopters must read the info on this page first and then email our interviewer.
Thanks for considering adopting a bird from A-Parrot Rescue and thanks for your patience in reading over the info on this page! We are just trying to be very clear about how we choose adopters for our homeless birds. We hope you will contact our interviewer after reading this info over.
Never applied to adopt a rescue pet before? Check out this link for information on what to expect from a rescue organization.
The Ultimate Guide to Pet Adoption
Rescue Info Book on the Internet (free, in pdf format)
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