We believe each and every bird deserves a loving forever home. Parrots are a serious, long term commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. They can live upwards of 80 years, require special diets, and need daily attention; some species need 6 hours of you a day! If a parrot falls ill, it requires a pricey trip to a specialized avian veterinarian. Behavioural problems also can crop up, and parrots have good days and bad days- just like you and I!
Here at the Saskatoon Parrot Rescue, we don’t want to discourage people from getting a feathered friend; we simply believe that education and personal experience and comfort levels are key when it comes to adopting a bird.
Before you adopt, we want to get to know you! We look for things like your past experiences with birds (if any), what your housing situation looks like (Apartment? Children?), and of course, why you’d like a bird in the first place! This isn’t to make life more difficult for you, but rather so that we can get a sense of which of our birds would best suit you. It’s not fair to you, or to the bird, for you to adopt a parrot that is outside your realm of expertise or comfort. If you’re going to adopt, we want everyone to walk away happy!
Before you adopt, we recommend checking out the book “The Perfectly Trained Parrot“. It’s an incredibly educational book written by animal trainer, and conservationist, Rebecca O’Connor. We’re a fan of her methods, and we encourage you to pick up a copy! Head on over to our Education page to learn more about birds in general, and pick up some valuable resources from animal experts we trust!