Feathered Friends Forever is a rescue, refuge and sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted parrots. Due to the history of the birds in our care, it is of the utmost importance that the best interest of the bird is represented at all times.   


 Please remember that our number one priority is to give the birds in our care a forever home. Many of the birds in our flock have had multiple homes prior to arriving at our facility. We want to make sure that your home is their last home, and that they will live out the remainder of their days in your loving home.   


All potential adopters should treat members of our team with the upmost respect. Please remember that they have experience overseeing many successful adoptions.

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Reasons Parrots are Brought to Feathered Friends Forever

 

  • Allergies
  • Too messy
  • Too loud
  • Destructive
  • No longer have time to spend with the bird
  • Started plucking feathers
  • We had, or are having, a baby
  • Changed job or lost job
  • Moving 
  • Started biting
  • Dislikes other household members
  • Was given as a gift

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Having a Companion Bird is a Lifelong Decision

 Parrots have a relatively long life span. In fact, most larger parrots will outlive their owner.  As a general rule, the larger the bird, the longer the expected lifespan is.  For example, a budgie (parakeet) has a lifespan of 5 to 12 years. The oldest pet macaw was reported to have lived 112 years.


Please take this into consideration before choosing to adopt a parrot.

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Companion Birds are Expensive

 Aside from the initial cost of adopting a parrot, there are other expenses to keep in mind. A properly sized parrot cage is a must and are quite costly. Parrot safe toys must be provided at a cost of $20+ for each toy (and they will need to be replaced on a regular basis). Retail parrot food plus fresh fruits and vegetables can easily add $100+ to your monthly grocery budget. There is also the cost of proper veterinary care from an avian vet to consider before choosing to bring a parrot into your home.  

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Adoption Should Not Be Misconstrued as an Easy or Cheaper Alternative to Purchasing One

 The adoption process is lengthy and involves costs to the prospective adopter.

  • There is a nonrefundable application processing fee of $25, which is due at the time your application is submitted. 
  • Please allow 1-2 weeks for us to review and process your adoption application.
  • If your application for adoption  is approved, you must then arrange a visit(s) to our facility and complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of volunteer time.
  • Upon approval from the bird who chooses to adopt the potential family, there are additional adoption fees to cover the rescue's cost of caring for the bird. These costs vary and are specific to each individual bird (medical fees, medications, special diets, etc...). 

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We Will NOT Ship Birds - No Exceptions!

The best adoptions result from people who take their time and get to know the birds first. This means coming to the rescue for a couple of days and spending time with your new friend at the rescue, which is their familiar territory. 


You must pick up your bird in person and bring proper transportation for your new companion. If you are using commercial aircraft, be aware that live animals may only be transported in certain weather conditions. Check with your airline for details and applicable fees.

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Ready to Adopt?

The first step is to complete our adoption application (printable form below). 


You may bring your completed application to the rescue during visiting hours (Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or mail it to us at the address below. 


Applications received without the appropriate $25.00 application fee WILL NOT be processed.  


Feathered Friends Forever Rescue/Refuge, Inc.

612 Byrd Drive

Harlem, GA 30814

Printable Adoption Application

PARROT ADOPTION APPLICATION (pdf)

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