Programs & Services
1. The re-homing of abused or unwanted parrots living in substandard conditions.
2. Assistance in the placement of birds whose guardians have had to give up their bird(s) in
3. Providing educational resources and advice for past, current and future avian owners.
4. Providing educational outreach to schools, groups and other organizations regarding the care
and responsibilities of avian ownership.
5. Serving as a sanctuary and providing rehabilitation for birds not suitable for immediate adoption.
How to adopt parrot
If you're interested in adopting, you should start by filling out an application. You can print this and mail it by USPS, or send it via email it. Here's the application form.
Send your application to:
Nebraska Parrot Rescue
7319 s. 18th Street
Bellevue, NE 68147
or email it to: email@example.com
Please note that a visit to the rescue is required before we will consider placing a bird with you. We can not guarantee a perfect match your first trip out; the purpose of this visit is to see if you are compatible with the birds available at that time. If you have a specific species that you are interested in, you do have the option to be put on a ‘waiting list’, however please keep in mind that species alone does not determine where a bird is placed. PLEASE try to be on time for your visit.
A few things to be aware of:
1. We never place birds with smokers. This includes people who smoke only outside, at work, in the car, or anywhere.
2. We never ship birds anywhere.
3. We never place a bird with someone we haven't met, interviewed, and visited with, either here, in their home, or both.
4. We never place birds in breeding or resale situations.
5. If you adopt from us, you will sign a legally enforceable contract; you can read it here: adoption contract.
How to surrender a parrot
We normally don’t turn birds away, unless they are infected with contagious diseases, however we do need to plan ahead for any new arrivals. If you need to place a bird with us, please contact us first to assure that we have the necessary space and equipment to care for your feathered friend.
When a bird is placed with us, we also require that a surrender agreement and an intake form is completed prior to our accepting the bird. This assures that everyone involved understands the adoption process and we can better anticipate the needs of your bird.
We do not pay for birds or cages.
We do not assist in the sale of birds or cages to anyone for any reason.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
After struggling through our my own personal searches for avian resources and care information, it was apparent to me that local resources were not sufficient. Quite often individuals stopped to ask basic care and behavioral questions when seeing us out in public with our parrots. It did not take long for people to start inquiring as to the opportunities in Nebraska for avian adoption and re-homing. Knowing first-hand the challenges and rewards of adopting a parrot, I decided it was time to make our avian ambitions a reality. We are committed to helping avian owners make informed companion-care decisions and helping displaced birds find their forever homes.
Nebraska Parrot Rescue seeks to reduce the number of companion birds living in substandard conditions by educating past, current & future avian owners. Nebraska Parrot Rescue will also seek to place abused, abandoned, lost or otherwise displaced companion birds in either foster care and/or permanent homes.
Vision Statement To prevail over avian abuse, neglect and ignorance through rehabilitation, perseverance and education.
I believe that......
1. All avian companions deserve appropriate physical and behavioral care, no matter what their age, health or social background.
2. That providing a source for owner education and problem-solving will decrease the number of abused and neglected birds in our community.
3. Providing accurate information and realistic expectations about avian ownership to the general public will help current and potential owners make responsible, informed decisions regarding their possession and care, thus improving and extending the lives of their avian companions.