Finding a New Home for a Bird
Sometimes a situation arises that makes finding another home for your bird the most humane choice. Birds require a lot of time, patience, and understanding.
Maybe your living situation or financial position has changed, or perhaps you were left with an elderly or deceased parent’s bird. You want to do right by your bird, and if that means surrendering him or her to another home, we can help.
Up-to-date Exams and Tests Can Help Speed The Surrender Process
We often have a waiting list of birds to be surrendered. Good foster homes can be difficult to find, and we do not rush when reviewing adoption applications.
If there is a waiting list at the time you wish to surrender, we will give special allowances to birds who are up-to-date (within six months) on their avian exam.
If a PBFD and Psittacosis test is included in the exam, it would be especially appreciated. Every bird who comes into our program must undergo an avian exam prior to consideration for adoption, but if this exam has already been performed, it saves us both time and money.
Rehoming a Bird Takes Time and Incurs Expenses
We request that you make a small donation when surrendering a bird. The rehoming process can take time, because we want to make sure just the right person is selected as your bird’s new guardian. A suggested donation is $25.
Please fill out the Surrender Application Form as completely as you possibly can.
Because not all computers will open all types of programs, in addition to our online surrender application we have the form in two different formats:
- Microsoft Word You should be able to open it in any Word version and fill it out on your computer. Place your cursor at the beginning of a line and start typing. Use the Tab key to go from line to line. The check boxes can be marked by clicking with your cursor. To uncheck a box, simply click it again.
- PDF This will open using the free Adobe Reader program. You can print it out and complete by hand, then mail it to us; or you scan it and email it to us.
Mailed forms can be sent to:
STAR – St. Louis Avian Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 732
Manchester, MO 63011
Emailed forms can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org