Adopting a Bird from A-Parrot to A-Flamingo, Inc.
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The actual parrot adoption Application is not on this site. You need to go thru our email interview first. Read this info first.
Below we have listed some of our conditions of adoption approval. As a parrot rescue organization. we are just trying to eliminate the recyling of parrots to the next home by choosing the Adopter we feel will be keeping this bird as a permanent member of their family.
If you have contacted us with a list of personality traits you expect to see in your new parrot, or if you never owned a parrot before, an older second hand parrot may not be for you. You may be better suited to purchase a baby bird from a reputable bird breeder instead.
If you have an open mind when it comes to parrot personalities, traits, quirks, age, tameness, etc., are patient and willing to work with your new parrot to get it used to your family, then you are the very person A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is looking to adopt our birds to.
OUR PARROT ADOPTION PROCESS:
- Thank you for checking A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue out and wanting to adopt a bird from us!
- Our policy is to adopt Parrot species to experienced parrot owners only. We will require a proof receipt that you have owned a Parrot in the recent past. (more info is noted below).
- Cockatiels, budgies, finches may be available to most every adult. No proof receipt is necessary.
- Our adoption process starts out with an email interview to get to know you and about your parrot ownership experience.
- You must be open to answering our questions. We need to get to know our tentative Adopters a little.
- During our email interview, there will be a quick Questionnaire for you to fill in. (This is not the actual Application which comes later).
- 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.
- Our available birds are noted on our Petfinder page. Be sure to click on the picture of the bird and read the important info there.
- We do not phone or text interviews. Our policy is to put everything in writing to you.
- There is a reasonable rehoming donation for each adoptable bird.
THE PERFECT ADOPTER
THE PARROT ADOPTER WE ARE LOOKING FOR: (is this you????)
A. A-Parrot Rescue is looking for an Adopter who has owned a similar species of parrot in the recent past. The PARROT proof receipt is part of your file with us and proves you have owned a parrot in the past. If you have no proof receipt, there is a good chance your Application will not be approved. Since this is the Internet and we do not know the people who are applying, a proof receipt is the only way we know you are an experienced parrot owner. One must have actually LIVED with a parrot in their home for a while to qualify.
Our opinion is that second-hand parrots may not work out for everyone. A-Parrot Rescue is just trying
to place all of our parrots in the best home, the first time.
B. LOOKING FOR A BABY PARROT?
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue is not a pet shop. Our rescue agency's function is to rehome OLDER, unwanted parrots. We will take in birds of any age, but ages usually vary from 5 years to 40 years old. Remember, the larger the parrot, the longer the parrot's life span is... With good care, a parrot's lifespan can reach 50 or 75 years depending on the species. EX. a 20 year old amazon or macaw is still considered a young bird based on its possible life span! That is why A-Parrot to A-Flamingo is called a "rescue" ... the older birds need rescuing at this time. If you want a baby bird, go to a reputable pet shop.
C. YOUR LOCATION:
Our Adopters must reside in the state of Ohio. Parts of Michigan and Pennsylvania may be OK. 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. 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 meet the actual Adopter in person at that time.
D. REHOMING DONATIONS?:
Yes. Toys and food are included. Most parrots go out with a good sized cage which is included in the rehoming fee.
Note: If a parrot comes in with a deluxe iron cage, the bird will go out in that cage. There is no donation adjustment if you do not want the large iron cage a parrot came in with. For the parrot's welfare, we do not want to see our rescues crammed into small cages improper for the species.
E. IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED FOR PARROT ADOPTION:
We will need a copy of a proof receipt that you owned a Parrot in the recent past. The receipt needs the species of your parrot noted on it. Do you have a receipt for us?
**SAMPLE RECEIPTS THAT APPLY: A purchase receipt for a parrot, vet check receipt, grooming receipt, DNA certificate, bird prescription bottle label, pet sitting or boarding receipt, parrot cremation receipt, etc. The bird's species 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 bird's wings and claws clipped NOW and you will have your receipt.
THESE 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 stationery) .
(2) No -- Vet receipts from a previous owner of your Parrot. You are the Applicant.
(3) A-Parrot does not consider personal "ownership" as: Parrots you visit, pet sat for, were owned or bred by one of your relatives, or parrots that were family owned when one was a child. You, as an adult, will need to give us proof you owned your own parrot in the recent past.
Other rescues may not require this proof copy. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo does. We cannot interview children as Applicants. We are just trying to be as clear as we can be here and explain who most probably will get their Application approved to adopt a parrot from us.
Cockatiels, lovebirds, budgies, and finches do not require having a proof receipt. There is still an application process to participate in, though.
F. ADOPTING LARGE PARROTS, RESTRICTIONS:
If you are interested in adopting a Macaw, Amazon, or Cockatoo, your proof receipt must be for one of these species. Sometimes ownership of a Ringneck parrot will qualify to adopt a Macaw, Amazon, or Cockatoo. These are the most difficult species of parrots to deal with.
If you are interested in a Conure, you need a proof receipt for a Conure, Quaker, or a larger Parrot.
There is no visiting our birds until your Application has been approved first. Our rescue is run out of a private home.
Instead, our "Virtual" parrot tour is on our page at Petfinder.com See:
IMPORTANT: CLICK ON THE BIRD'S PICTURE FOR ITS INFO.
H. DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT THE PARROT THAT "CHOOSES YOU"? DO YOU WANT THE PARROT THAT FALLS IN LOVE WITH YOU AT FIRST SIGHT?
This may not happen when you come to visit the parrot of your choice. "Choosing you" usually only works with baby parrots (or kittens or puppies). Our rescue is rehoming OLDER PARROTS, that may not be used to being handled, that may bite at first because they do not know you.
I. FINAL ADOPTION APPROVALS:
Our Board of Directors makes all final adoption approvals. A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue reserves the right to turn down an Applicant if we feel you are not a match for any of our parrots. Our Board of Directors reserves the right to approve or deny any Application submitted to us. You must be 21 years old to obtain a bird from our agency. Children must have their parent contact us.
Our policies may change without notice. The safety and welfare of any bird in our care takes priority over a tentative Adopter's wants, opinions, or desires.
J. WHEN TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT OUR PARROTS:
Once your Application has been approved by our Board of Directors, you can then schedule a visiting appointment at your convenience.
Note: If there is a delay on your part in getting the Application back to us, or a delay after we email you that your Application has been approved, please be aware that we will still be interviewing potential Adoptors until the bird leaves our premises.
Reason: Since people do change their mind without letting us know at times, A-Parrot needs to make sure birds have homes as soon as possible. If you happen to change your mind about proceeding during any phase of our adoption process, please be kind enough to let our interviewer know.
K. MANDATORY RETURNING A PARROT TO A-PARROT RESCUE:
Our rescue birds are NOT to be given away or sold on Craigslist or any other Internet selling site after adoption. If you have a "CraigsList pet recycling mentality", meaning that if the pet does not work out for you in a week you sell it on Craigslist, please do not apply for any of our birds. Birds must be returned to our organization if they do not work out. The Adoption Contract you will sign specifies this condition of adoption. All animal rescue organizations have this requirement put into effect for the benefit of the animal being rehomed.
We are looking for Adopters who will make one of our parrots a permanent member of their family. Also, all fees are nonrefundable. Adopters need to do their own research on parrot species, quirks, and care in advance of becoming a parrot owner.
L. NO GIFTING:
A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Rescue does not adopt out parrots as gifts for children or to adults who have never owned a parrot before. We need to interview the actual person who is adopting the bird from us. That person will also need to read over and sign the Adoption Contract for the bird of their choice. Other adoption policies and qualifications apply. Our "email interview/chat" explains more.
M. QUICK ADOPTIONS:
In a hurry to obtain a parrot? Want to adopt a parrot NOW, or by this weekend????? Our screening process will take longer than that. See our page ADOPT OR BUY?
Thank you for your patience in reading all of this information. In the info above, we are just trying to avoid worse case scenarios when adopting out birds from our organization. Our polices are based on some of the actual reasons A-Parrot has had birds turned over to our care. We are especially looking for adopters with an open mind to working around a parrot's possible issues.
If you feel you do qualify per the info on this page, please email us right away to start your email interview! Our policies are in place merely to find the best home for birds left in our care. Inquire if you have any further questions.
A-PARROT TO A-FLAMINGO'S AVAILABLE BIRDS:
To view pictures and info on A-Parrot to A-Flamingo's current rescue birds waiting for homes, copy this link:
CLICK ON THE BIRD'S PICTURE FOR ITS INFO.
The actual parrot adoption Application is not on this site. You need to go thru our email interview first...
Looking to adopt a flamingo? We are still waiting for one to be offered to us!
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