Adoption Policies

  1. PEAC does not purchase birds, even to remove them from bad situations.
  2. PEAC will accept birds donated to our organization.
  3. PEAC does not breed birds or place any birds into breeding situations.
  4. PEAC does not adopt birds to children, only adults and families
  5. Potential adopters are required to attend an afternoon class focusing on Basic Anatomy & Health, Nutrition, Enrichment & Environment, and Body Language followed by viewing a seminar that is specific to the species they are looking to adopt.
  6. All potential adopters will then receive a home visit performed by a PEAC volunteer .
  7. Potential adopters will receive a copy of our adoption application after the home visit has been completed.
  8. Approved adoption applications will be placed on a waiting list if a bird is not currently in our system that would be a good match for the approved adopter.
  9. Only one parrot acquisition/adoption per home or PEAC membership is allowed in an 18-month time period.
  10. Adopters are required to pay an adoption fee which is determined by the species they are looking to adopt.
  11. Adopted birds are to remain in the home and be treated as a member of the family.
  12. Adopted birds may not be sold, given away, bred, or used for any type of monetary purposes. If the parrot is to be left to a family member in the event you are no longer able to provide the care necessary PEAC is to be given that person’s contact information and/or a copy of any documents which determine the disposition of the parrot.
  13. After attending the mandatory seminars, those wishing to adopt a particular bird will be required to spend hands-on time with that bird at least three times, under the supervision of one of our volunteers, to ensure that there is a good match between the bird and the potential adopter.
  14. As a general rule, we will not place a Cockatoo, Macaw or other noisy bird in an apartment or condominium.
  15. PEAC will not adopt birds as companions to other birds.
  16. Birds must remain in a 100% smoke-free environment.

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