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If a parrot is still on our website and Facebook page, then they are still adoptable and looking for their new home


Perry is a 12 year old male Senegal. We are still getting to know Perry who is getting more comfortable and has not plucked any feathers since being in his foster home. Typical to the breed, Perry loves his swing! He eats well but can be a little timid. With patience, Perry could make a great pet for the right person. Senegals live for 35+ years and are native to Northern Africa. Perry's adoption fee is $200. To meet Perry, please complete an adoption application below.  Photo Courtesy of J ulie McGuire Photography http://www.juliemcguire.com

Perry is a 12 year old male Senegal. We are still getting to know Perry who is getting more comfortable and has not plucked any feathers since being in his foster home. Typical to the breed, Perry loves his swing! He eats well but can be a little timid. With patience, Perry could make a great pet for the right person.
Senegals live for 35+ years and are native to Northern Africa.
Perry's adoption fee is $200.
To meet Perry, please complete an adoption application below.

Photo Courtesy of Julie McGuire Photography
http://www.juliemcguire.com

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Perry is a 12 year old male Senegal who has a general preference for young men. When he feels connected, he stops chewing off his flight feathers and eagerly seeks out his person. Typical to the breed, Perry loves his swing! With patience, Perry would make a great pet for the right person.
Senegals live for 35+ years and are native to Northern Africa.
Perry's adoption fee is $200.
To meet Perry, please complete an adoption application below.


Miami is a 19 year old male Blue and Gold Macaw. He has only had one home and has been well cared for an loved. He is a fantastic macaw in that with a little trust, he actively engages all those around him. Miami's adoption fee is $500. Blue and Gold Macaws live 60+ years and are native to Central and South America. If you are interested in meeting Miami, please follow the process below.  Photo Courtesy of J ulie McGuire Photography http://www.juliemcguire.com

Miami is a 19 year old male Blue and Gold Macaw. He has only had one home and has been well cared for an loved. He is a fantastic macaw in that with a little trust, he actively engages all those around him.
Miami's adoption fee is $500.
Blue and Gold Macaws live 60+ years and are native to Central and South America.
If you are interested in meeting Miami, please follow the process below.

Photo Courtesy of Julie McGuire Photography
http://www.juliemcguire.com

Meet Frederica, is a 33 year old female yellow-nape amazon/BFA hybrid. She loves her healthy food and is truly comical. Once she gets to know you, she will be a friend for life! She was surrendered due to changing abilities in her adoptive family to be able to care for her.  Frederica’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in meeting Frederica, please complete an application below.

Meet Frederica, is a 33 year old female yellow-nape amazon/BFA hybrid. She loves her healthy food and is truly comical. Once she gets to know you, she will be a friend for life! She was surrendered due to changing abilities in her adoptive family to be able to care for her.
Frederica’s adoption fee is $350.
If you are interested in meeting Frederica, please complete an application below.

Tilly is a female parakeet who loves her disco ball! She was transferred to CTPR from the New Haven Animal Shelter, through our rescue transfer partnership. She is a little skittish and we are still getting to know her, but her training and diet conversion to pellets is underway! Parakeets live for 10+ years and are native to Australia. All CTPR parrots are tested for Psittacosis, PBFD and eat a natural pelleted diet. Parakeets May be adopted as singles ($30) or pairs ($50) and generally come with their supplies to get them started and aid their transition to a new home. If you are interested in meeting them, please follow the process below.

Tilly is a female parakeet who loves her disco ball! She was transferred to CTPR from the New Haven Animal Shelter, through our rescue transfer partnership. She is a little skittish and we are still getting to know her, but her training and diet conversion to pellets is underway! Parakeets live for 10+ years and are native to Australia. All CTPR parrots are tested for Psittacosis, PBFD and eat a natural pelleted diet. Parakeets May be adopted as singles ($30) or pairs ($50) and generally come with their supplies to get them started and aid their transition to a new home. If you are interested in meeting them, please follow the process below.

Quinn is an adult Peach-faced Lovebird who was found IN the Quinnipiac River. By chance a kayaker found Quinn struggling in the water. He/she never would have survived if it wasn’t for this wonder human and luck! We are giving Quinn time and patience and still getting to know him/her.  Quinn’s adoption fee is $50.  Lovebirds live for 10+ years and are native to Africa.  To meet Quinn, please follow the process below.

Quinn is an adult Peach-faced Lovebird who was found IN the Quinnipiac River. By chance a kayaker found Quinn struggling in the water. He/she never would have survived if it wasn’t for this wonder human and luck!
We are giving Quinn time and patience and still getting to know him/her.
Quinn’s adoption fee is $50.
Lovebirds live for 10+ years and are native to Africa.
To meet Quinn, please follow the process below.

We are always working with potential surrenders and placements.


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Belvedere is a female parakeet, transferred to CTPR through our rescue-partnership. She has started her hand training and thinks this treat thing is pretty yummy! Parakeet adoption fees are $30 for a single, $50 for a pair, and include a cage, perches, toys and food to get them settled into their new homes. All have been tested for Psittacosis and PBFD. Parakeets are native to Australia and live for 10+ years. Fill out an application below to meet them!

Belvedere is a female parakeet, transferred to CTPR through our rescue-partnership. She has started her hand training and thinks this treat thing is pretty yummy!
Parakeet adoption fees are $30 for a single, $50 for a pair, and include a cage, perches, toys and food to get them settled into their new homes.
All have been tested for Psittacosis and PBFD.
Parakeets are native to Australia and live for 10+ years.
Fill out an application below to meet them!

Meet Luna! She is a 1.5 year old female Dove. She was surrendered by a family member of someone who realized that they were not able to take care of her. She enjoys bath time and is quite sweet.  Luna's adoption fee is $40.  She has been tested Psittacosis negative.  Doves can live up to 30 years.  Fill out an application online to meet them! www.ctparrotrescue.org/adopt

Meet Luna! She is a 1.5 year old female Dove. She was surrendered by a family member of someone who realized that they were not able to take care of her. She enjoys bath time and is quite sweet.

Luna's adoption fee is $40.

She has been tested Psittacosis negative.

Doves can live up to 30 years.

Fill out an application online to meet them! www.ctparrotrescue.org/adopt

Rico is a male Ringneck Parrot/Parakeet. He has come a long way from nervous to being interested in engaging with people (hands are still a little scary). With more time and trust, he will step up as well. He LOVES other birds an eagerly walks over to interact with them - so we would like another bird to be in the home with him.  Please make sure that you are allowed to adopt IRNs in your state BEFORE applying to meet Rico.  Rico's adoption fee is $250.  IRNs live 30+ years and are native to Southern Asia and Africa.  To meet Rico, please complete follow the process below.

Rico is a male Ringneck Parrot/Parakeet. He has come a long way from nervous to being interested in engaging with people (hands are still a little scary). With more time and trust, he will step up as well. He LOVES other birds an eagerly walks over to interact with them - so we would like another bird to be in the home with him.

Please make sure that you are allowed to adopt IRNs in your state BEFORE applying to meet Rico.

Rico's adoption fee is $250.

IRNs live 30+ years and are native to Southern Asia and Africa.

To meet Rico, please complete follow the process below.

Milly came to in summer when she was found injured by flying into a window. She gets along well with Belvedere and bickers in a sisterly way with Tilly. Our parakeets can be adopted as singles, pairs or as a trio. Parakeets live 10+ years and are native to Australia. If you are interested in meeting them, please complete an application below.

Milly came to in summer when she was found injured by flying into a window. She gets along well with Belvedere and bickers in a sisterly way with Tilly. Our parakeets can be adopted as singles, pairs or as a trio. Parakeets live 10+ years and are native to Australia. If you are interested in meeting them, please complete an application below.

Paco is a 25 year old male Quaker/Monk parrot who was surrendered as his family could no longer provide the care he needs. He is a pretty low-key guy and we have worked to improve his diet. With some trust, he will be a great buddy for the man he chooses.  Paco’s adoption fee is $175. Quakers live for 30+ years and are native to South America.  Please follow the process below to meet Paco.

Paco is a 25 year old male Quaker/Monk parrot who was surrendered as his family could no longer provide the care he needs. He is a pretty low-key guy and we have worked to improve his diet. With some trust, he will be a great buddy for the man he chooses.
Paco’s adoption fee is $175.
Quakers live for 30+ years and are native to South America.
Please follow the process below to meet Paco.

Check your state's regulations before applying to adopt a Quaker parrot - there may be an updated version of this map. We know that they are not allowed as pets in GA, NJ, PA.

Check your state's regulations before applying to adopt a Quaker parrot - there may be an updated version of this map. We know that they are not allowed as pets in GA, NJ, PA.

Kiwi is an adult sun conure. He does well with a confident person who he learns can be trusted. Kiwi is very sweet and comes out of his shell in the right environment. He loves other conures for company so we would like another bird to be in the home with him. Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America. Kiwi's adoption fee is $250. Please complete an application below to meet Kiwi.

Kiwi is an adult sun conure. He does well with a confident person who he learns can be trusted. Kiwi is very sweet and comes out of his shell in the right environment. He loves other conures for company so we would like another bird to be in the home with him.
Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.
Kiwi's adoption fee is $250.
Please complete an application below to meet Kiwi.

ADOPTION PENDING - Marshmallow is a 1.5 year old male cockatiel who is quite vocal and has no problem signing his heart our for everyone around him. While a little skittish, he has a lot of potential! Marshmallow’s adoption fee is $75. Cockatiels live for 20+ years and are native to Australia.

ADOPTION PENDING - Marshmallow is a 1.5 year old male cockatiel who is quite vocal and has no problem signing his heart our for everyone around him. While a little skittish, he has a lot of potential!
Marshmallow’s adoption fee is $75.
Cockatiels live for 20+ years and are native to Australia.

ADOPTION PROCEDURES

Before you adopt a parrot from Connecticut Parrot Rescue, make sure you know what you're getting into...

Parrots have a VERY long lifespan. While reports vary, some parrots have lived to approximately 100 years old!! Conures live approximately 25+ years; while African Grey, Amazons, Macaws and Cockatoos generally live 60+ years.

NEVER feed your parrot a seed-only diet!! This is the same as eating junk food everyday and leads to fatty liver disease and other health (such as malnutrition) and developmental problems. Please visit our Links and Resources to learn more about proper parrot diet and care.

Parrots can die from Avocado, Rhubarb, Apple Seeds, Oven and Teflon Fumes and much more - visit our Links and Resources Page for more information.

Parrots are very intelligent! They need a variety of toys which need to be rotated often, and offer them enrichment opportunities.

Parrots love attention but can be very picky about, protective over, and aggressive toward others as a result of who they choose to like and dislike.

ALL ANIMALS BITE. But this is usually because they are scared or people haven't heeded their previous warnings - they may have learned that this is the only way humans 'listen' to them. Expect to spend time on positive-reinforcement training.

Consider an Adult/Elderly Parrot. While babies are cute and generally more willing to go to anyone, they will go through puberty and their temperament often changes. If you are prepared for this and have trained your parrot well, you should 'weather the storm' just fine. However, this is usually when most parrots are surrendered and/or bad habits are reinforced. Please educate yourself and understand what your parrot is trying to communicate to you. Adult/elderly parrots have a more consistent temperament and are more settled in their needs, likes and dislikes.

Many parrots go through hormonal and molting cycles in Spring and Fall. This is normal, but generally makes them more grumpy.

Why are there so many steps and visits involved in CTPR's Adoption Process? 
Our adoption process is standard for/comparable to other parrot rescues who are truly committed to the well-being and long-term placement of the parrots in their care. Many of the parrots that are surrendered to us have already been in 3+ homes by the time they are 8 years old - usually due to no fault of their own! This much movement has the potential to result in numerous behavioral 'problems'. Given their long lifespan, we aim to find our parrots' true (or as close to as possible) forever homes.  Multiple visits have ensured the consistency and commitment of both the parrot and the adopter. On many occasions a parrot that is now truly a member of our adopter's family, did not 'come-out-of-its-shell' until a 2nd or 3rd visit and would have been overlooked by the adopter. In other instances parrots first thought to be a good match have proven otherwise. We are happy to work with you should you choose to make the commitment.

CTPR DOES NOT Facilitate International Adoptions. Out of state adoptions may incur an additional travel fee - please inquire before submitting your application.

We are completely volunteer-run. All of our volunteers have 'real jobs' and multiple other life commitments. Please be patient, we will reply to you.

Thank you for choosing to adopt first!!

CTPR's Adoption Process:

  • Please read everything on this page first to familiarize yourself with our Adoption Procedure.

  • The adoption fee is generally between $100 -$500. Cages are usually included. A portion of your adoption fees may be tax deductible.

  • The adoption form (below) must be completed by someone over the age of 18 years old, and only by the person who will be the bird's primary caretaker.

  • We will contact your landlord first if you rent your home - tell them to expect our email/check their spam -, and then a representative from Connecticut Parrot Rescue will email your references. We THEN contact you to answer all your questions. Once these steps are completed, you will receive an email to set up your first visit to CTPR. All future correspondence will be completed by email.

  • We do not allow same day adoptions - a minimum of 2 visits are required to ensure an optimal match as well as one visit with the parrot and a CTPR representative in your home.

  • Questions about specific birds will only be answered once we have received a completed application form.

  • We require an initial home visit and may conduct a follow-up visit in your home with the parrot within 90 days of the adoption from CTPR.

  • We will NOT adopt birds to homes that already have a bird of the same breed but a different gender. We do not support breeding; mistakes happen, and increased hormone levels in the birds can result in negative behaviors as well as can impact their health.

  • By submitting an application you agree to CTPR's procedures and practices.

  • CTPR is a completely volunteer-run organization. It may take up to two weeks to receive a reply. If you do not receive a reply within that time frame, please re-submit your application to CTPR. Please do not continue to email CTPR for a reply - you are adding to the delay.

  • We do allow adoptions to applicants with no experience, cats, dogs, young children, etc. However; each situation is assessed on a case-by-case basis based on the particular parrot's needs, previous experiences and personality.

  • We do allow out of state adoptions, but generally not more than 2 hours away from Connecticut Parrot Rescue - please check with us first.

  • CTPR works with a network of other organizations. If we do not have the optimal parrot for you, we will keep your information on hand until another suitable parrot is available at CTPR and we will provide you with other rescues' contact information.

  • Events are a great way to meet some of our available parrots. If you are interested in meeting a particular parrot, complete the application and waiver, and let us know which event you are planning to attend and which parrot(s) you are interested in meeting. We will try our best to facilitate the introduction - although this cannot be guaranteed.

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be able to adopt one of our parrots. Adoptions are approved at the sole discretion of Connecticut Parrot Rescue and its appointed representatives.

  • All of our birds come with recent veterinary records and have groomed beaks, nails and wings. We strive to provide you with as much information about each bird as possible, however we do not always receive a complete history when a bird is surrendered or found.

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If you have questions about the application process, visit, food, cages, cost, etc. please STOP! Read the information above before completing the application form.

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2019 Adopted Birds


1 year old Willie was adopted in May 2019! Eclectus parrots have very specific dietary needs and live for 40+ years. They are native to the Solomon Islands ,  Sumba ,  New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia  and the  Maluku Islands (Moluccas).

1 year old Willie was adopted in May 2019!
Eclectus parrots have very specific dietary needs and live for 40+ years. They are native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas).

Buddy is a 3 year old Green Cheek Conure who was adopted in May 2019! GCCs live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

Buddy is a 3 year old Green Cheek Conure who was adopted in May 2019!
GCCs live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

10 year old Maddie (a male sun conure) was adopted in April 2019! Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

10 year old Maddie (a male sun conure) was adopted in April 2019!
Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

10 year old Sonny was adopted in May 2019!  Dusky conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America. Photo Courtesy of J ulie McGuire Photography http://www.juliemcguire.com

10 year old Sonny was adopted in May 2019!
Dusky conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.
Photo Courtesy of Julie McGuire Photography
http://www.juliemcguire.com

Petal and Buddy are a bonded pair of parakeets who were adopted in May 2019!  Parakeets are native to Australia and live for 10+ years.

Petal and Buddy are a bonded pair of parakeets who were adopted in May 2019!
Parakeets are native to Australia and live for 10+ years.

1 year old Quincy was adopted in April 2019! Quakers live for 30+ years and are native to South America.

1 year old Quincy was adopted in April 2019! Quakers live for 30+ years and are native to South America.

8 year old Gracie was adopted in March 2019! African Greys live for 50+ years and are native to Central Africa.

8 year old Gracie was adopted in March 2019! African Greys live for 50+ years and are native to Central Africa.

Sunny was adopted in May 2019!  Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

Sunny was adopted in May 2019!
Sun Conures live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

Our pair of 4 year old parakeets Birdie and Hedwig were adopted in April 2019! Parakeets live for 10+ years and are native to Australia.

Our pair of 4 year old parakeets Birdie and Hedwig were adopted in April 2019! Parakeets live for 10+ years and are native to Australia.

11 year old Charles was adopted in March 2019! Cape Parrots live for 40+ years and are native to South Africa.

11 year old Charles was adopted in March 2019! Cape Parrots live for 40+ years and are native to South Africa.

Lola, a 4 year old Lola is a female eclectus was adopted in May 2019! Eclectus parrots have very specific dietary needs and live for 40+ years. They are native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas).

Lola, a 4 year old Lola is a female eclectus was adopted in May 2019!
Eclectus parrots have very specific dietary needs and live for 40+ years. They are native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas).

3 year old Azul was adopted in April 2019! GCCs live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

3 year old Azul was adopted in April 2019! GCCs live for 25+ years and are native to South America.

Our senior boy Charlie was adopted in April 2019! Amazons live for 50+ years and are native to Central and South America.

Our senior boy Charlie was adopted in April 2019!
Amazons live for 50+ years and are native to Central and South America.

33 year old Simon was adopted in February 2019! Amazons live for 60+ years and are native to South America. PHOTO COURTESY OF: Sarah Matula Photography:  https://www.facebook.com/matulaphoto  and  http://www.sarahmatula.photography/

33 year old Simon was adopted in February 2019! Amazons live for 60+ years and are native to South America.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: Sarah Matula Photography: https://www.facebook.com/matulaphoto and http://www.sarahmatula.photography/


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