Boarding / bird care / pet sitting

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Connecticut Parrot Rescue offers Boarding and Pet-Sitting Services based on availability in either your home or our's. Please also check our links for a list of preferred Parrot-sitters for in-home care.

While traveling, rest assured that you feathered family members are receiving the individualized care we provide our own parrots! Your bird will NOT be secluded in their cage for the duration of their stay as is the norm in many other non-parrot-focused facilities. Your bird will be treated like one of our own, and will receive one-on-one attention from our qualified volunteers. Your bird WILL receive fresh food, water and clean paper twice a day.

Boarding birds are accepted on a space-available basis and at CTPR’s discretion. While CTPR strives to offer boarding services to birds as space allows, CTPR has the right to refuse to board any bird at their own discretion, for any reason.

If all parties agree, one of our pre-screened and qualified foster homes may be 'employed' to care for a boarding bird. In this situation, the bird will be transported to and from the boarding-foster family’s home by the bird owner.

Daily Boarding Fees:

  • XS – Budgies, Canaries, Cockatiels, Finches, Parrotlets, and birds of similar size: $10

  • S - Caiques, Conures, Senegals, and birds of similar size: $15

  • M - Amazons, Eclectus, Greys, Goffin’s Cockatoos and birds of similar size: $25

  • L – Large Cockatoos and Macaws: $40

Discounts may be offered for multiple birds, frequent and extended stays.

A portion of your boarding fees may be tax deductible.

To board a bird with Connecticut Parrot Rescue, please;

  • Complete the form below as far in advance of your boarding needs as possible.

  • Provide the most recent veterinary record.

    • If your bird is boarding with Connecticut Parrot Rescue for less than a month, veterinary records must be dated within the last 12 months.

    • If a bird is boarding with Connecticut Parrot Rescue for more than a month, veterinary records must be dated within the last 9 months.
      Veterinary Records are to include the following tests;

      • Psitticosis Test

      • Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease

      • Wellness Exam

      • Fecal/gram Stain

      • Complete Blood Chemistry (CBC) Panel

  • Provide a copy of written notice (will be sent to you to complete) to the avian veterinarian closest to the location of your parrot's boarding home. This will allow CTPRto seek medical care (if necessary) for your bird while boarding with CTPR. Any costs incurred will be the sole responsibility of the bird’s owner.

  • Birds need to have their wings clipped, as well as their beaks and nails trimmed before they are boarded. Grooming (wings, nails and beak) can be provided by CTPR at an additional charge of $15 - $40 based on the size of the bird.

  • Provide the necessary quantity of your bird’s dry, pellet diet for the duration of their stay. Fresh, raw and organic fruits, vegetables and whole nuts will be provided daily to supplement your bird’s diet.

Boarding request

EMAIL with your dates and breeds of birds needing care.