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ADOPTION AND FOSTER PROGRAM
Washington D.C. Area, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina

Phoenix Landing operates an adoption program which covers the Washington D.C. region, as well as most of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina; and the Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina area.

 

Most parrots require a succession of homes because they should live a long time. We strive to find the best possible home for every bird in need.  If you can offer a parrot a safe and loving environment, good nutrition, and a family to call its flock - then we would like to hear from you.  Your patience and compassion may be required depending on each circumstance, but every bird is truly worthwhile and special, and there is always a home for every bird.

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We are always in search of nurturing and experienced people to provide foster care support on a regular basis as well - people we can count on to help a bird temporarily until a more permanent home can be found. 

If you are at a time in your life when it is not possible to give a parrot a long-term home, fostering  may be a great option for you and the parrots who often quickly need our help.

An application, home visit, adoption fees and attendance at one of our comprehensive parrot care seminars are required for adoptions.

Do you really want a parrot?  

It will change your life. 

Please consider the needs of parrots first.

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Here are several good links to review as starters:

  1. Pamela Clark, the Optimal Environment
  2. Almost Every Parrot Needs a Succession of Good Homes
  3. Our Parrot Care Link
  4. Behavior and Training, Summary and Resources
  5. The Parrot's Workshop Facebook Page
  6. Parrot Enrichment Web Site
  7. How Much Does a Parrot Really Cost?
  8. Cockatoos, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
  9. Who Will Care for Your Parrot When You No Longer Can?

 
 

Adoption and Foster Application

Click here to download in Word 97-2004 version (SAVE to your hard drive and return by email)

Click here to download in PDF (must be mailed)

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Our adoptable birds are not portrayed here, however parrots come to us from the best and worst of situations.  We have hundreds of birds in foster, from parakeets to macaws. Our coordinators will work with you to find the best species and personality for your home. Please think first about the needs of parrots.  What kind of bird will work well with your family, schedule and capabilities?

 

Understanding the attributes of various parrot species is important.  It is also essential to make sure that the personal connection between each individual parrot and the adopting family is just right.  We want our families and birds to succeed for many years.

 

The first step is to send an application, begin talking with us, and attend our educational seminars.   You can meet some of our adoptable parrots at all our seminars. Our goal is to help each parrot find stability and the best possible place to call home.  We offer hands-on training to help our families and parrots become more comfortable with each other.

SOME of our parrots are listed on PetFinders at VA278 (MD, VA and WV) or NC676 (NC and SC), however, it is very important that you not apply for one specific bird. Let us work with you to make the best match for every bird in our care.

Thanks for considering adoption first and for Helping Parrots!