Adoption Process *
*Please read before filling out the adoption application
Our adoption process begins with the adoption application. Once it is filled out and submitted, (and we have adoptable birds at the time) we will contact to you schedule conduct a home VIDEO visit. Once this has been approved, we will speak to you and discuss what parrots interest you, then schedule a visit to The Haven.
We require, at minimum, two visits of one hour or more with the bird(s) in question before an adoption may take place; More visits if deemed necessary by our director. We want you to know exactly what to expect from the parrot you choose to adopt. (We recommend volunteering with us for several weeks or months. It is a great way to spend time with each parrot in our facility.)
Once you are certain of the bird you have chosen, and spent the required time with them, we will schedule an in-person home visit. During this visit, we will discuss the area in which your bird will reside, it’s diet, and it’s routine, and any changes needed for the safety of the parrot.
**The goal of these actions is to ensure your bird has a permanent, loving home with people who understand and accept their behaviors and needs.**
Once each of these steps is approved, we may proceed with the adoption.
Things to keep in mind when adopting
Your age vs. the parrot. Parrots live a long time. Sometimes 60+ years. Unless you plan to draw up a will with a trust endowment lasting the remainder of your parrot’s life, please get a parrot appropriate to your age. For example: please do not adopt a parrot under 10 years old if you are over 50. In 30 years, you will likely no longer be able to care for the bird, while the bird will be in the prime of it’s life. It is not fair to commit to this bird now, then make no arrangements for the rest of its life after you are gone. Make no mistake, your bird will be DEVASTATED when you are gone. This is true for any reason, be it downsizing, illness, or death. Please be responsible in choosing an appropriate bird for your life expectancy.
Parrots are messy. They throw food, and enjoy doing it. Birds drop almost everything they touch to the floor. Let’s not forget… they poop.
Parrots are loud! Very loud, sometimes. Many times, it is quite inconvenient.
All parrots bite. Every single one. It is your job to monitor their body language and gauge their temperament. All bites are preventable, and are the human’s fault. Taking bites personally is a fast way to insure a failed relationship with your bird. If you are not sure whether the bird will bite or not, it is best to stay away from the bird.
You will need to submit for consideration: