*Note* Our mission is to find healthy and nurturing homes for parrot companions. We don't do same day adoptions, ship birds, and home visits are a must to ensure a suitable home. We do our best to set up adoptions for success and aren't first come first serve. Our adoption process typically goes as followed:
1) Adopter fills out and submits adoption application.
2) A representative of the Capital Region Parrot Society, usually the adoption coordinator, reviews the application.
3) You will then be contacted by a Capital Region Parrot Society Representative.
4) A home visit will be arranged. This is a time were we educate the parront to be, make suggestions to create a safe environment, and do our best to thoroughly educate and answer any questions you may have.
5) If all goes well visits to the parrot companion will be arranged.
6) Adoption and future guidance. We will be here for you if you need us for anything. If for whatever reason you are unable to provide care for the adopted parrot companion. You are obligated to return him or her to the Capital Region Parrot Society as per the adoption contract.
Capital Region Parrot Society, Inc.
Adoption Program Application
Prior to completing this application, please be advised that:
It is the goal of the Capital Region Parrot Society to provide loving and lasting homes for rescued, abandoned, and abused birds. We also work to provide homes for birds whose owners (for whatever reason) can no longer care for them.
When birds are placed with new owners via the CRPS, it is with the understanding that under no circumstances are the birds to be bred, sold or given away. Should extenuating circumstances occur whereby the new home cannot keep the bird that bird becomes the property of the CRPS and must be returned to us for re-adoption. After an adoption a representative of CRPS may follow up on how the bird is doing.
Please copy/paste the below application into a google docs, word document, etc and email to [email protected] Please include "Adoption Application" in the subject line.
Capital Region Parrot Society Adoption Application
Name of applicant
City, State, Zip
Who will be the bird's primary caregiver?
Do you presently have any birds? If so, what kind and how many?
If you do not have birds presently, did you ever own birds before?
If you've had birds before, what happened to them?
Who is your avian veterinarian?
If you do not have an avian veterinarian do you own other pets whose vet would be willing to provide a reference? If so, please provide name and contact information.
Would you be willing to use an avian veterinarian on our list?
If you’ve never had a bird before, are you willing to accept training from a Capital Region Parrot Society volunteer?
If you already have birds, what does their diet consist of?
Does anyone in your household smoke? If so, would all smokers be willing to smoke outside? (Smoke is very deadly to your bird's lungs - even secondhand smoke on your hands and clothes.)
Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies?
What kind of allergies? (Some parrots give off large amounts of dust/dander. Others have nuts in their diets, etc)Can put NA is allergies have no impact on caring for the parrot(s).
What other pets do you have in your home?
Do you have any children living (full or part time) in your home? Ages?
Does anyone in your household have a health condition(s) that could restrict his/her ability to handle/care for a bird?
Do you live in an apartment or a private home?
If renting, does your landlord allow animals and will they be able to provide a letter of approval?
How would you respond to a parrot bite, screaming and other behaviors?
Are you interested in a particularly type of bird? Reason?
Do you work full-time/part-time? (Most parrots need a lot of quality daily time for interaction.)
Are you willing to give up burning candles, air sprays/scents and using non-stick coated pans? (These things are toxic for parrots.)
I understand and agree to the stipulations of the Capital Region Parrot Society.
I understand a Capital Region Parrot Society representative may reach out to any references provided.