Parrots in captivity generally do not have the opportunities to wear down their beaks and nails as they would in the wild. As a result, long beaks and nails may pose a hazard to themselves and their caregivers. Flighted birds also pose the risk of flying away (and not being able to survive alone or in our climate) or lethally flying into a window, etc.

Connecticut Parrot Rescue suggests grooming your parrot approximately every 3 months; although each parrot's needs differ and are influenced by the change of seasons.

CTPR offers grooming events in Stratford, CT (other locations may be considered). The form below will need to be completed before we are able to groom your bird(s). Please visit our events page to find out when and where our next grooming event is scheduled.

We will be able to assist you with trimming:

  • Wings

  • Beak

  • Nails

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Fees range from $15-$40 per groom based on the type of parrot you have.

APPOINTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL. Please complete the form below to begin the process of setting up your parrot's grooming appointment.

grooming request

Name *
Address *
Date of last Wellness Exam?
Date of last Wellness Exam?
Date of last Psitticosis Test?
Date of last Psitticosis Test?
Date of last Fecal/Gram Stain?
Date of last Fecal/Gram Stain?
Date of last CBC (Standard Avian Blood Panel)?
Date of last CBC (Standard Avian Blood Panel)?
I hereby certify that I have asked Connecticut Parrot Rescue to complete the following grooming tasks on my above listed birds: *
Payment is due before services are rendered. *
I understand that I am responsible for securely transporting my bird(s) to and from inside Connecticut Parrot Rescue in a bird-appropriate carrier, and will be responsible for removing and returning my bird(s) to the secure carrier if applicable, otherwise ensuring that all the windows and doors in my home are closed and other household dangers are removed. I will remain with my bird while services are provided. *
I understand that while Connecticut Parrot Rescue, its volunteers and directors will try their best to prevent any harm from coming to my bird(s), I understand that standard grooming procedures may result in sharp edges, bleeding (instant or delayed), stress on the bird or even the death of my bird(s). I hereby release Connecticut Parrot Rescue, its volunteers and founder from any and all claims, for whatever reason which may occur as a result of the grooming services I have requested. *
If my bird(s) is(/are) injured or in distress, the groomer may try to aid the bird before recommending that the owner take their bird to South Wilton Veterinary Clinic or other veterinary clinic, for emergency veterinary care. It is at my discretion whether or not to seek veterinary assistance from South Wilton Veterinary Clinic or the owner’s veterinary service provider of their choice, and I will not seek financial compensation for any fees incurred for veterinary or associated/similar care. *
Connecticut Parrot Rescue reserves the right to refuse service to customers whose pet may pose a threat to us or to the other pets in our care, whether it be an aggression problem, health problem, or parasite problems, etc. *
I agree that I have read and understand the rules and conditions for Connecticut Parrot Rescue grooming services. I understand that my bird(s), my guests, or I may be video taped or photographed and that these images become the property of Connecticut Parrot Rescue. I agree to release, hold harmless, acquit, will indemnify and forever discharge the corporation from all, and in all manner of action and actions, suits, damages, judgments, executions, claims, and demands whatsoever, in law or in equity, which I or any other person I have with me during my visit and during my bird(s) grooming at Connectiut Parrot Rescue. *
Today's Date *
Today's Date