Feathers Galore

Kentucky based 501c3 non-profit parrot and exotic bird rescue


ADOPTION

Adoption Application:
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The adoption process may vary depending on the bird's personality and needs. However, these are the basic steps of our adoption process:
  • Birds that enter our care will not begin adoption processes for a minimum of 30-60+ days.  This gives us time to get to know the bird.  It also gives us time to become familiar with any health concerns or behavioral issues.  There is not a specific timeframe for which we will begin adoption for a bird.  This will vary based on the bird and their needs.  
  • We will begin taking applications for the bird any time after their arrival to the rescue; however, applications will not be reviewed until the bird has finished their 30-60 day observation period at the rescue.  Birds will be seen by our veterinarian prior to the adoption being complete.  
  • Applications are reviewed and meet-and-greets are scheduled with potential adopters. We will not schedule appointments for everyone that submits an application.  We will contact the best candidates for the bird(s). Please note, we will often schedule multiple potential adopters to visit to ensure we find the best home for the bird.  Being scheduled for a visit does not guarantee adoption.  
  • We will not allow a bird to go home during the first visit.  Potential adopters must be aware they will be required to visit our location a minimum of 2+ times. There are no exceptions to this rule.  Please be prepared to travel to Lebanon Junction, KY at least 2+ times. We require a minimum of 1 week between the meet-and-greet and additional visits.  These additional visits are scheduled if we believe it is in the best interest of the bird to continue with the adoption process.  Some birds may require more than 2 visits.  This will be will be discussed.  
  • If adoption is approved, you will need to provide verification that you have a proper sized cage for the breed you are adopting.  This will be required before the bird is released.  We sometimes have extra cages that can be purchased.  If you need one, we are happy to see if we have a proper cage available.  
  • After visitations are complete and cage is confirmed, we will schedule a time to take your new feathered family member home.  The adoption fee is due at the time the bird is picked up.  We do not accept checks for adoption fees unless the check is submitted and cleared the bank prior to the adoption day.  

Fees will vary based on the care and maintenance of the bird during their stay with Feathers Galore.  Fees are non-negotiable. The fee does not include a cage unless noted.

Estimated Adoption Fees (subject to change):
  • X-Small (parakeets, finches, etc.) - $10-50+
  • Small (cockatiels, conures, lovebirds, etc.) - $100-250+
  • Medium (ringneck, lorikeet, etc.) - $250-350+
  • Large (small cockatoos, african greys, amazon) - $400-550+
  • X-Large (large cockatoos, macaws, etc.) - $600-$700+

Submitting an application does not guarantee adoption of the requested bird(s).  Several applications are received for each bird and the best home is chosen from those applications based on the bird’s needs and personality.  Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not contact you unless your application is selected.  If the application is not selected, the application will remain on file and you may contact us to consider your application again if you find another bird of interest.  If the application is selected, we will contact you using the contact information provided on the application.    
 

Parakeets
(2 different sets)

Set #1: A total of 3 parakeets entered the rescue during the week of 1/10/2021. The previous homes indicated the inability to continue to care for the birds long-term due to family/home situations.  They are currently being housed together and appear to get along very well.  Adoption would include all 3 parakeets and their current cage. 
**Adoption Fee: $25 (includes 3 parakeets + cage + all current toys - full cage set up)

Set #2: Set of 8 parakeets.  Sterling, Sunglow, Ollie, Turk, Herald, Blackbeard, Lavvy, Star.  Sterling, Sunglow, Royal, & Gemini are brothers/sisters .  6 years old.  Ollie, Herald, Turk, Lavvy, Star, and Blackbeard are not related to any of the other birds.  Purchased from a pet store. 4 years old. 
**Adoption Fee: $50 (includes 8 parakeets + cage)+ all current toys - full cage set up 
Goober
(Moluccan Cockatoo)

Goober was surrendered to us on February 7th, 2021.  He came from a very loving home that due to personal reasons decided to surrender.  Goober was around both kids and adults in his previous home.  Overall his demeaner is very sweet, playful, and loving.  He loves to shred newspaper and often loves playing with toys on the bottom of his cage.  Goober loves to make silly noises and wants to be the center of attention.  He would fit in well in a home where he was likely the only bird or a home with very few birds, so he could have constant attention.

NOTE: Moluccan cockatoos are VERY loud (please research the volume of these guys before submitting an application).  By many accounts, they can often be heard by neighbors several houses away, even with all doors/windows closed.  Moluccan cockatoos are one of the loudest parrot species you can own. Their decibel rating is 135, which is close to that of a 747 jet! This alone is the most common reason for surrender of these birds.  Many owners thought they could handle the noise level, only to discover it is very difficult to live with. 

Potential adopters will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and research on this breed.  These are one of the most difficult birds to own and should not be entered into lightly.   

Adoption fee: $750  
    
Lola
(Umbrella Cockatoo)

Lola was surrendered to us on March 27, 2021.  She was surrendered because the owner lived in an apartment and was unable to keep her due to her volume.  She seems very sweet and friendly so far.  She has been pretty quiet initially, but we are starting to hear her vocalize more often as she gets comfortable.  She can be a little grumpy when she is hungry, so we are careful when feeding her.  Otherwise she seems to love attention and enjoys when she is the center of your attention.  We are still getting to know her and will update this as we learn more about her personality. 

Adoption Fee: $600
 
Moofy
(Blue & Gold Macaw)

Moofy entered the rescue on April 1, 2021.  Moofy was purchased as a baby from her previous owner's family.  The original owner passed away in 2010.  The bird remained with the spouse until his death in 2013.  At that time, the bird went to live with the owner's child and remained there until 2021.  Due to the owner's health concerns, the bird was surrendered to us. Moofy has been a part of that family since he was a baby. 

From what we know about the bird, Moofy has not been handled or out of the cage much since the original owner passed away in 2010.  The original owner was able to handle and interact with the bird, but no one since then has been able to do so.  He seems very scared of people and is very hesitant about any direct interaction at this time.  Moofy is still very new to the rescue, so it will take some time to get to know him and work with him to hopefully be able to be handled.  We will update with his progress at a later date.

Adoption Fee: $650
 
Presley
(Green Cheek Conure)

Presley was surrender to us on April 4th, 2021.  She was previously rescued from a bad situation.  The current owners tried working with her, but due to her behavioral difficulties, it was decided to surrender her.  She can be very difficult to handle, is scared of people, and in general does not appear to be a tame bird.    We will work with her and do our best to improve these behaviors.  We will update this with her progress at a later date.

Adoption Fee: $150
   
Chicken & Mango 
(Sun Conures)

Chicken and Mango entered the rescue on May 8th, 2021.  These two are brother and sister.  Hatched July 2019.  They are bonded and will be required to be adopted and remain together.  They enjoy flying around, but typically stay on or near their cage.  They enjoy baths and playing in running water.  They are still very new to the rescue, so we are still getting to know their personalities.  We will update this at a later date after we have had a chance to get to know them better. 

**Please note: We will not begin reviewing applications for Chicken and Mango until they have been in the rescue for a minimum of 30+ days.     

Adoption Fee: $500 (for the pair)
   
C++ Keyboard & Stickey Keys 
(Cockatiels)

CC & Stickey entered the rescue on May 8th, 2021.  They are bonded and will be required to be adopted and remain together. 

Stickey is 7 years old.  Not hand tame; however, if he is stuck somewhere he is willing to step up on your hand.  He will also sometimes eat from your hand.  He was born into the family that he has lived with for 7 years.  Very sociable and loves to interact with people, but does not like to be touched.  

CC is not hand tame.  He was purchased around October 2020 to give Stickey someone to play with so he wouldn't be lonely.  Loves to interact with people, but does not like to be touched.  Favorite toys tend to be popsicle sticks.  

They both like being out of their cage, but only if a person is in the room with them. They are still very new to the rescue, so we are still getting to know their personalities.  We will update this at a later date after we have had a chance to get to know them better. 

**Please note: We will not begin reviewing applications for CC & Stickey until they have been in the rescue for a minimum of 30+ days.     

Adoption Fee: $175 (for the pair)
   
Kiki & Blue  
(Jenday Conure & Parakeet)

Kiki & Blue entered the rescue on May 6th, 2021.  They are bonded and will be required to be adopted and remain together. 

Kiki was obtained as a hand-fed baby in 2013 by the previous owner.  She never took a real liking to people very much.  She will sometimes step up and allow some attention, but has always been pretty stand-offish in nature.  She loves papaya and her friend Blue.  Blue is around 6 years old.  

They are still very new to the rescue, so we are still getting to know their personalities.  We will update this at a later date after we have had a chance to get to know them better. 

**Please note: We will not begin reviewing applications for Kiki & Blue until they have been in the rescue for a minimum of 30+ days.     

Adoption Fee: $250 (for the pair)