The Connecticut Parrot Society

"People for Parrots!"

Adoption Policies, Procedures, and Applications

The Connecticut Parrot Society (CPS) helps residents of Connecticut with the placement of companion birds. If you need to place your bird, we request that your bird remain with you while we list the bird for adoption on this Web site and in our newsletter.

If you need to relinquish your bird, or wish to adopt a bird, please review our Adoption Policies and Procedures, and contact the CPS adoption chairperson by phone to discuss the process.

We are not a parrot rescue or sanctuary; therefore, we cannot accept emergency placement on a regular basis. Our foster care housing is limited, and if we do not have available foster homes, we may need to refer emergency placement to other clubs or rescues in the surrounding area. We are in great need of foster homes for some of the birds we are receiving into the adoption program. If you are a CPS member and can help provide foster care, please review the Foster Care Policies and Procedures, and contact the adoption chairperson to discuss the process.

Foster Care Application

CPS’ Adoption Application requires a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 for CPS members and $50.00 for non-members to CPS. Approved adoption applications will remain on file with CPS for up to six months, or until a bird is adopted, whichever comes first. There is a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee to relinquish a bird.

Relinquishment Form

Please note: Non-members may adopt only after a bird has been in the program for 30 days. You must be at least 21 years old to be eligible to adopt through CPS.

Questions about the CPS adoption program or any form listed above should be directed to the following:

  • Sharon Presner CPS adoption chairperson at 203-640-8641 or email
Thank you for your interest!

Birds Available for Adoption


Caitlyn is a charming 15-year-old female African Grey! She has fun playing with toys and will dance, if someone sings to her! Caitlyn does some feather-picking on her chest. Although she likes the company of family members, she tends to gravitate toward men. She is on a pelleted diet, along with assorted foods.


MacKenzie is a beautiful 22-year-old male Green Wing Macaw! He is a good-natured parrot with a sense of humor. During the home visit, it was clear how much he enjoys interacting, singing, and playing peek-a-boo!


Missy is a lovely female Senegal parrot! She is about 14-16 years old. She enjoys playing with appropriately sized toys. She is nervous with strangers and needs time to warm up. She “steps up” onto a perch, but not a hand. Missy is on a pelleted diet, along with a variety of other foods.


Rainbow is a sexed male Blue and Gold Macaw.  He is between 8-12 years old and is very beautiful. His present owner will be traveling and is unable to keep him.Rainbow is very animated and curious. He loves to be bathed and is a very good eater. His diet consists of pellets, fruits, vegetables, and some nuts. Rainbow strongly prefers men.During the home visit, he was able to be handled right away by his male visitor. Presently, Rainbow is in foster care with the persons who did the home visit. The male foster person is able to cuddle Rainbow, scritch his head and have fun time with him. Rainbow has been vet-checked, and all tests are good. It would be best if Rainbow were adopted by a man who has large-bird experience. His new family will need to provide him with a large, Macaw-sized cage and lots to do. We feel he will be a great companion in the right home. Rainbow is to be placed with Sunny (see other listing).


Sunny is a beautiful Camelot Macaw! He is about 33 years old. Sunny likes to dance and show off his wings and anticipates applause when he does! He also enjoys listening to music and being sung to. He has a good diet consisting of pellets and assorted foods. Sunny is to be placed with Rainbow (see other listing) because they have become buddies.