Welcome to Best Friends Animal Society adoption program and thank you for your interest in adopting a parrot from us. Please complete this application so that we can assist you in selecting a parrot who is compatible with your personality and your lifestyle. The application is designed to be comprehensive, so we can determine if the adoption is in the parrot's best interests. We appreciate your patience in providing accurate and detailed information.
Your application will be reviewed by a committee, which will then make a decision about whether or not to proceed with the adoption. Please allow a few weeks for the decision to be made.
By successfully completing the adoption process, you will become an integral part of the Best Friends family. You will have the honor of caring for a parrot in need of a loving, nurturing environment and will be joining Best Friends Parrot Garden in the quest for finding optimal living environments for all captive parrots.
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
Be 21 years of age or older
Have identification showing your present address
Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord (if applicable)
Be able and willing to provide an indoor cage or aviary and a secure outdoor enclosure, or the experience of fresh air and sunlight on a routine basis
Be financially stable and be committed to providing both routine maintenance and necessary medical care
Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of a Best Friends parrot.
To submit this application via email, please click the "submit" button below. If you are interested in submitting an application via mail or fax, please contact our Adoption Staff at (435)644-2001 to request a paper application.
Are you aware that parrot dander can contribute to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory diseases? Some parrot species produce more of this powdery dander than others, but all of them can produce dander. Some people are allergic to parrot dander, which can be very problematic if they have a parrot living in their home.
Parrots are tested for psitticosis, also known as chlamydia, a disease that can be transmitted to humans. However, these tests may not always reveal whether the parrot has the disease.
A parrot's respiratory system is different from a human respiratory system. Cigarette smoke can be very damaging to the avian respiratory system and may significantly impact the health of the parrot.
Please be aware that adopting a parrot requires a commitment unlike that of any other companion animal. It requires a loving attitude from everyone in the household. Parrots are very emotionally sensitive to negativity and angry emotions.
Also, the parrots from Best Friends Parrot Garden are all rescued from situations that were less than ideal, so they may display behaviors that may not work in your household. Some of these behaviors may not show up immediately, but only after a period of time. If you ever need help redirecting a parrot's behavior, we can consult with you, either referring you to an expert in the field or guiding you with some techniques. But, parrots are who they are, and some may not change to suit your lifestyle. Best Friends makes a lifetime commitment to all our animals and we will accept a parrot back at any time.
Thank you for wanting to give a parrot a safe and loving home.