*Please understand that most of the birds or small animals that come in have been abused, neglected or have never had medical care and that they will need allot of patience and tender loving care. For this reason we require that;

Candidates should be aware the following Pre- Qualifications

Qualifications for Adoption:


  1. We will not allow any 2nd party adoptions. (No gifting of adopted parrots)
  2. We will not place any parrot for breeding purposes.
  3. *Please be aware that there are reasonable adoption fee for each parrot.
  4. You must be a minimum age of 26 years of age to qualify to adopt any parrot from us, and be the head of your household.
  5. Homeownership is preferred but NOT mandatory, but a minimum of 1 year at current residence is required.
  6. We prefer not to place any medium or large parrot in a home with children under the age of 17.* Some exceptions would be allowed. *Ask us upon applying.
  7. You must live within a 200 miles radius of Portland, Oregon to adopt from us.
  8. Home visits are mandatory for all adoptions, so delivery is available to most areas. Understanding that home visits are required, we are also able to deliver parrots with large cages to most areas within 200 miles of Portland. Oregon. *If you live outside this region, and additional transportation fee will be required. *If we are available.
  9. *New- Payment Program is available for most adoption fees. A.) Only after: meeting an available parrot and the parrot must like you first. B.)Then we require a mandatory home visit. C.) Then we will accept a non-refundable 50% down. (Then we will reserve your parrot for 30 days). D.) Balance must be payed within 30 days before placement of any parrot.
  10. If you own a Dachshund dog or any Terrier mix dogs, we must meet them prior to any placement. It’s very unlikely that we will place any parrot with one of these breeds of dogs. The only exception would be if the dogs are currently housed with parrots for over 3 years. We must still meet the dogs before we would consider placement.



*If you haven’t heard back from us after 24 hours of your submission of your application, then send us an email at :northwestbirdrescue@gmail

Adoption Policies
Requirements and Qualifications

Candidates should be aware the following Pre- Qualifications

• We do not place our exotic birds to any animal breeders, pet stores, or individuals that sell live domestic animals.
• We will not place a bird to a business that wants the bird as a store mascot.
• We will not supply mutable or mass pictures or videos of adoptable animals through the internet in advance.
• We are looking for permanent placements for our adoptable parrots that can ensure a lifelong home adoption.
• Please also understand that adoption fees are non refundable.
• All adopted parrots are expected to be kept in the same care as when they leave us, if not better care.
• Surprise Home visits do occur. If we find our placed parrot in unsuitable conditions we will take the bird back.

( Escorted by law enforcement if necessary ) We take our placement very seriously.
*All adopters must sign this agreement before placement. No exceptions.

We need to meet any children that currently live in your household. *We discourage or rather would not place a second chance bird in a high traffic home that has any children under the age of 16. The only exception will  be for well mannered children. (We must meet them first) 

*(This is of course depends on the parrots background) We would like to meet the children before placement. In addition, we understand the special needs of most of our second chance parrots. They will need a routine household, with a calm environment. This will help them acclimate to their new home with minimal future behavioral problems.

Considering being a Foster Home?

We are always in need of experienced foster homes for orphaned parrots.

Please be aware that we require stricter regulations for our foster homes than our standard adoption application.

*Thank you for reviewing these policies in advance of filling out our adoption application.

If you strongly feel that you can offer one of our parrots a good home under these restrictions, then please fill out our adoption application and send it to us as soon as you can.

Please be patience, try to restrain from advertising to adopt a bird until we have had a chance to meet you in person.