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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; thus, 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
Thank you for your interest!

Birds Available for Adoption

Zuzu - 2/26/2017


Zuzu - 2/26/2017
Zuzu - 2/26/2017

ZuZu is a five-year-old, sexed male Blue-fronted Amazon. He is a large, magnificent-looking bird. ZuZu has been with his present owner since he was a baby. He has had a wonderful environment, with much love and enrichment opportunities as a single bird. He was very curious and animated during our visit but showed some signs of aggression if we came too close to his cage. This is not at all uncommon, given the fact we are strangers to him. We observed the wife holding him and rubbing his head, and it was obvious he likes to cuddle and gently rough-house. He is also handled by the husband. The present owners are extremely sad that they need to place ZuZu due to personal reasons. With patience and love, he will make a fabulous companion for the right family. He has been around grandchildren (not held) and enjoys watching them, but will become nervous if the activity level is too animated. He is on a great diet, including Harrison pellets, vegetables, fruit, and some nuts. He will come with a large cage, toys, and perches. He will need to be adopted as a single bird with someone with large bird experience.

Elektra - 5/24/2017


Elektra - 5/24/2017
Elektra - 5/24/2017

Elektra is a beautiful 10-year-old female Eclectus parrot. She has been a single bird with the same family since she was a baby. It was a difficult decision for her family to place her for adoption due to a life transition, but they want to ensure that Elektra will have the attention she needs. During the home visit, Elektra was cautious, but curious. She ventured to put one foot on her visitor’s arm while still keeping one foot on her owner’s arm. As the visit continued, she became increasingly more comfortable as indicated by her posture and vocalizations. She enjoys hanging out with family and being included in activities at home. Elektra does some feather-picking. She will need to be adopted by someone who has experience with a parrot of this size and can provide lots of attention. Preference will be given for her to be adopted into a home as a single bird, but consideration may be given if there is another bird or two. She is currently with her foster family. For more information about Elektra, call Sharon at 203-640-8641.

Emma - 6/13/2017


Emma - 6/13/2017
Emma - 6/13/2017

Emma is a 17-year-old, sexed male African Grey. He has been the only bird with the same family since he was a chick. During that time, he has had much attention and has been loved and well taken care of! He has been followed at the vet’s regularly and has been on a healthy diet of ZuPreem pellets, fruits and vegetables, some peanuts, and no seed. He is beautifully feathered and loves to talk! However, he has not been handled in years, so will need to be with a person or a family who will be patient and work with him to be handled. We think he will be a great companion in the right home, preferably with no other parrots or very few. Emma was animated, curious, and happy to see us. He came out of his cage rather quickly, did not show any aggressive behavior, and enjoyed the interaction! After a short time, he was comfortable as we came close to him. He did not want to step up and would start to go in his cage. As soon as the hand was withdrawn, he quickly got on the top on his cage. No aggression was seen at any time. We feel he will be fun and rewarding to work with!