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Trio

We have a trio of parakeets who are bonded and must not be separated or used for breeding. They make cute noises and are fun to watch. 

Adoption fee: $30

Location: Lowell, MI

 

Biscuit & Triscuit

Biscuit and Triscuit are a bonded pair of parakeets who must remain together, we do not know their ages. They are looking for a pet home and are not tame, but they sure are adorable together! They make cute noises and are a blast to watch.

Location: Lowell, MI

Adoption Fee: $20

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Andy

Andy is a female Red-Lored Amazon. She is older(28) and is looking for her forever retirement home. Andy came to us with a severely over-grown beak and is still getting corrective shapings from our Avian Vet. Andy also has arthritis and may eventually need to be on some pain meds in the future for it. She does have cataracts in both eyes, she can still see but some days are better than others. Aside from old age, she is very sweet to the person she likes and chooses. She enjoys to sit with her person and just watch TV or hang out. Andy can be loud and she can be aggressive to others once she has bonded to her person. The right home would be one that has access to an avian vet regularly to continue shaping her beak and one that will allow her to live out the rest of her life without high expectations.

Andy does have a special cage requirement that is to be met!


Location: Lowell, MI

Adoption Fee: $500(higher due to antibiotics/blood testing/constant beak shapings)

 
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Sonny

Blue and Gold Macaw

Sonny is a 21 year old female(has laid eggs in the past) blue and gold macaw who will not tolerate men. Once you form a bond, she is very playful and sweet. She doesn’t say much, but does whistle often. Sonny has had a toe removed in July 2020 to help with pressure sores/mobility issues from an injury from a previous home. Her balance has improved but she still does use her beak to steady herself when on your arm. Sonny’s adopter needs to be a female who has large bird experience.



​Location: Lowell, MI

Adoption Fee: $400

 

Ricky & Negan

Ricky is a hybrid(sulfur/Triton) and Negan is an umbrella, both are males. These boys will require an experienced home but they are both very food motivated so they are ready to start training. Ricky is a little nervous around people but we believe will quiet down in a home.

Negan is a very handsome umbrella cockatoo that is roughly 12 years old. He has had a few homes in the past but is confident now that he has a friend he will find a home. Negan is a little more outgoing than Ricky and of course tow male cockatoos will keep you on your toes so they will need an experienced home but we promise you they are worth it.

We try to set up our new bird owners the best we can so $250 of your adoption fee is used to purchase you a one year membership in Level One and the Parrot Project through the Animal Behavioral Center. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph.


Location: White Pigeon, MI

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Bubbles

Bubbles is a handsome, full of life male M-2 who will be 20 years old this summer, and was in the last home for 18 years. He is a big boy and will require a cage of 60 inches long minimum, 80 by 40s are actually a great size for these guys. The adopter must have large bird experience, preferably already have cockatoos in the home, or be willing to come out here multiple times before adoption would be approved. Could also potentially be adopted out with Solomon, another male M-2. His adoption fee of 600 will include a one year membership to the Animal behavior center level one and Parrot Project. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph. If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

 
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Solomon

Solomon is a 15-year-old male M-2 who was owned by a girl who was a teenager when she got him and is now married. Behavior problems started shortly after the marriage, he did not want to share her and was acting out against her husband. He did go to a family friend for a little over a year but that did not work out and when he returned home he started to act out even more than before, this time not only screaming but also biting her. I find his behavior very typical of a male M-2, he is loads of fun but he needs someone who is very comfortable with him and can read his body language. He is a big boy and will require a cage of 60 inches long minimum, 80 by 40s are actually a great size for these guys. The adopter must have large bird experience, preferably already have cockatoos in the home, or be willing to come out here multiple times before adoption would be approved. Could also potentially be adopted out with Bubbles, another male M-2. His adoption fee of 600 will include a one year membership to the Animal behavior center level one and Parrot Project. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph. If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

  

 
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Lacy

Lacy is a 18-year-old DNA verified female Bare Eye cockatoo. She came from another rescue and communicated using her beak so we worked through that and I feel she is ready to a home that is willing to continue positive reinforcement training. She still struggles with the concept of stepping up but with continued training I don’t feel like it will be very difficult. She is mainly indifferent to other birds, so while she does not crave a intimate relationship yet with another bird it would definitely be a plus if there were others in the home. She is a more independent cockatoo which is why she is available to go by herself and will not be overly demanding of her person, unlike umbrellas. She has a large wing span and requires a cage at the very least 45 inches long, a 5 x 3 would be a great size cage and they are readily available on Amazon for about $600. We try to set up our new bird owners the best we can so $250 of your adoption fee is used to purchase you a one year membership in Level One and the Parrot Project through the Animal Behavioral Center. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph. I also have a relationship with a cage company so no matter what we can easily get her an appropriate size cage. If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

 
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Casper & Bello

Casper and Bello will be adopted together, they are both MALE umbrella cockatoos. Casper has a couple of toes on either foot that have been broken in the past but have since healed and cause no issues. By adopting two, you are greatly reducing a lot of the behavioral problems that could arise but it also means they can only go to a home who has large bird experience. Bello is a handsome umbrella cockatoo who is 19 years old and was very much loved by his previous homes. Unfortunately after COVID hit, it was very apparent to his owner that she could not provide him with what he needed to be happy, which is the companionship of another cockatoo. Both boys are eagerly looking for a family of their own, they are both full or life and chatterboxes. They will require someone who has previous experience with big birds but we are confident they will settle and become part of the family in no time. They have been in a very busy household and have adjusted well with other birds and dogs. We never recommend them with small children, but preteens and up would be fine. We try to set up our new bird owners the best we can so $250 of your adoption fee is used to purchase you a one year membership in Level One and the Parrot Project through the Animal Behavioral Center. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph.

If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

 
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Ruthie

Ruthie is a adorable G-2 (goffin cockatoo) that is 19 years young.

She currently lives in a aviary with four others but has not developed a friendship specifically with any of them. 

She seems to prefer men but women can win her over. I feel she would do well with other birds in the home, preferably another goffin.

We follow a wing spam study to find appropriate cage sizes and in her case the average wing size is 26 1/2 inches so the bare minimum size for a cage would be 40 inches long but a larger cage would be beneficial as long as the bar spacing was appropriate.

I do have a relationship with a wonderful cage company if you need to purchase one new.

Her adoption fee is $500. We try to set up our new bird owners the best we can so $250 of your adoption fee is used to purchase you a one year membership in Level One and the Parrot Project through the Animal Behavioral Center. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph.

If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.


Location: White Pigeon, MI

 
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Boomer & Archie

I would like for everyone to meet Boomer and Archie. 

Boomer is a adorable lesser sulfur crested (LS22) who if I was told correctly is 16 years old and Archie is a Citroen Cockatoo (C-2) and was born in 1983, he has lived with a couple the past 10 years. They are currently housed together and would need to be adopted together.

I follow the wingspan study for appropriate cage sizes so these guys need to have a cage at the bare minimum 45 inches long but a larger cage is recommended, there is a really nice cage that is a double that you can pull the divider out that I recommend.

I do have a relationship with a cage company if you need to purchase one.

Adoption fee is $1000 for both of them and that includes a one year membership to the level one and parrot project with the animal behavior center. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph.

If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

 

Merlin

Merlin is a very handsome umbrella cockatoo (U2) who turns 17 years old this year. Unfortunately he has not found his forever home, even though they really enjoyed him at his last home after Covid came and they needed to work from home they decided to surrender him back to the rescue. Follow the wingspan study guidelines for cage size and he has a wingspan at 37.5 inches so at the very least his cage needs to be 56 inches long, but he would be much happier in a larger cage like a 6 x 3. I do have a relationship with a cage company if you need to purchase one. Adoption fee is $500 and that includes a one year membership to the level one and parrot project provided by the animal behavior center in Ohio available through Facebook and headed by Lara Joseph. 

This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph.

If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.

Location: White Pigeon, MI

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Firecracker & Taco

Fire cracker and Taco are both male umbrellas (U-2) that currently share the same cage and outdoor aviary. Firecracker was born on Fourth of July in 1998 and was owned by the same people his entire life until last year. Taco is a little bit more of a mystery but I am working on trying to get some background on him. I expect he is probably around the same age as Firecracker . I follow the wing span study for appropriate cage size so these two need a cage at least 56 inches long but I recommend a 6 x 3 with a removable divider. I have a relationship with a cage company if one needs to be purchased. These two are a lot of fun and they will flourish in an active home or a quiet home if things are done correctly. To help ensure that this happens part of their thousand dollar adoption fee is spent on purchasing you a one-year online subscription to the animal behavior centers level one and parrot project, headed by Lara Joseph. This membership give you the tools needed to establish a relationship, target training, learning how to prevent negative behaviors like screaming and biting(which can be a real challenge with cockatoos). It also provides you with a community of supportive knowledgable bird owners led by Lara Joseph. 

If you think you would be a good fit or are interested in being considered for adoption, please fill out our adoption application.

  

Location: White Pigeon, MI