If you are interested in adopting one of our birds, please understand you are required to fill out an adoption application AND send a home walk through video BEFORE you come out and meet the bird(s) you are interested in. You must be 18 or older to adopt from us. After the home walk through video and application are accepted, you will be contacted by one of us here at H.E.A.R.T. to set up an appointment to meet the bird you are interested in. You will be evaluated with the bird(s) of interest at your visits to make sure there is a connection between you and the bird by one of our staff. If the bird you are interested in does not come with a cage, you will be required to buy one that is AT MINIMUM 1 1/2 times their wing span(I.E. most macaws will need a minimum of a double macaw cage, LARGER is ALWAYS better). If adopting a cockatoo, you will be required to join the parrot project which will be included in the adoption fee. If you are renting a house/apartment you MUST have a written letter of acceptance that is signed and dated for a parrot from your landlord. Your landlord information will be required(name/number) so we can call and confirm the letter of acceptance. If you are renting you also must have a plan to explain to us if something happens to where you have to move/find another place to rent. After all of these check points get approved, you then will be required to sign an agreement for the adoption to be completed. All of our birds are adopted out with an agreement saying they are not to be sold, traded, given away, or bred etc. If things do not work out they are to be returned to the rescue. Adoption fees will not be refunded if this happens, by adopting you take the risk of things not working out.
*If you’ve never owned a large bird before but would like to adopt one, you will be required to join the parrot project by Lara Joseph who runs The Animal Behavioral Center.*
**Please note: any bird that is on CITES are ONLY going to be adopted to Michigan Residents only.**