Feathers Galore

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


ADOPTION

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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.    
 

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.

Update 5/17/2021 - Lola has become way more comfortable and is letting us hear her true voice.  She is a very vocal and loud bird, especially when she is not the center of attention.  This will need to be acknowledged and prepared for with potential adopters.  She is a sweet bird that loves attention.  She can be a stinker when it is time to eat!  She will grab her food bowl and yank it back in the cage.  I would recommend avoiding putting your hands near her when feeding her as this may turn to an aggressive behavior.  Overall we think Lola is an amazing bird.  She would fit well in a home that noise is not a factor and one that can keep her as the center of attention. 

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.

**Update: 5/17/2021 - Moofy is an aggressive bird.  He is very scared of people and can be aggressive if near his cage.  We are able to get him to take food/treats from our hand, but no direct contact yet.  We will continue to work on this behavior.  At this time Moofy is not available for adoption, but we will continue to accept applications in the situation that he is determined adoptable.

Adoption Fee: Moofy is being evaluated as a potential permanent resident.  We will continue to accept applications on him until a final determination on this has been made.  If selected as an adoptable bird, his adoption fee will be updated here and we will review the applications received for him.  Thank you!
 
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.

Update 5/17/2021 - Presley is very scared of people and does not want to be held.  We are slowly working on this and trying to change this behavior, but have not had much luck yet.  She will come to the front of the cage if you stand there, like she wants attention.  However, she will also try to bite if you put your hands close to her cage.  Presley would do well in a home with a lot of patience and understanding.  You can (and probably will!) be bitten by her.  There is no guarantee that she would ever be tame enough to hold, but I believe in the right home she would be open to the possiblity.

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)
   
BirdBird 
(Scarlet Macaw)

BirdBird entered the rescue on May 16, 2021.  Her owner surrendered her because she was moving and had some life changes and was unable to take the bird with her. BirdBird is estimated to be 15+ years old.  She loves music and will sometimes dance with you.  She can be a little nippy, but overall seems to handle being interacted with and held pretty well.  She can be stubborn about it at times, but appears to be open to love and attention. No previously known health issues other than being a feather plucker (as seen in the picture).  We are working on this behavior and hoping to minimize/eliminate it.  She can get pretty vocal when she wants attention (macaws can be loud, so please be aware and prepared for this!).  She would be an excellent bird with a family that has a lot of time and attention to give her.  She would thrive in an environment with minimal other birds/pets so that she gets the attention she needs.  We hope to find her a home where she will be the center of attention!

We will update this at a later date as we get to know her better.    

Adoption Fee: $550
 
Manny & Veda  
(Ringneck Doves)

Manny & Veda entered the rescue on May 16, 2021.  They are caged seperately because they fight when enclosed together, but ideally we are looking for a home that would want both of them. Both are able to be held and are very sweet.  We love listening to their coos! 

Manny - 15 years old.  He was adopted with his mate about 15 years ago.  His mate passed away about 3 years ago.  He loves music!  He is a very low key guy.  He loves baths or water sprayed on him. 

Veda - 5 years old.  Offspring of Manny and his partner.  Veda is super chill, loves music, being held, and is very active at sunrise. 

Both birds eat Zupreem complete pellets, but have previously been ok with eating Katy Supreme.  Fresh produce is a favorite for both.   

We will update this at a later date as we get to know both better.  

Adoption Fee: $30/pair
 
June
(Bronze Winged Pionus)

June entered the rescue on May 22, 2021.  She was born around April 2008.  Nicknames include: June Bird, Bird Bird, Pretty Bird, Honky Honk, and Dinosaur.  

She is hand-trained and able to be held, but is moody and will bite if she doesn't want to be handled.  Most of her bites are soft warnings, but she will bite harder if pushed.  She loves when you talk to her and make kissy noises.  She does like to explore outside of her cage, but mostly stays close to humans or on the cage door/top of cage.  She likes to tear up paper products/shreddable toys.  She loves head scratches and will often lower her head to signal she wants these.  She is on a pellet diet and has been her entire life.   She came from a very loving home.  Her parents had a baby recently and she did not adjust well to the change.  

She began plucking in 2020.  The behavior started as normal spring molting but devolved into plucking within a couple weeks.  A variety of interventions have been tried without much luck.  She is currently on meds in hopes this will reduce/eliminate the issue.  We will continue to monitor this behavior and work with her to improve this.  
 
Adoption Fee: June is being evaluated as a potential permanent resident.  We will continue to accept applications on June until a final determination on this has been made.  If selected as an adoptable bird, her adoption fee will be updated here and we will review the applications received for her.  Thank you!
 
Parakeets

We have a group of 10 parakeets that we are hoping to adopt together.  They came from various homes, but have been housed together and enjoy each other's company.  Ages range from 1-5+ years.  Mixture of male and female. They are super fun to watch and listen to.  They are very social and entertaining to have around.  These birds are very low maintenance and perfect for someone that wants to have birds but may not be able to provide the time and environment needed for the larger birds.   
 
Adoption will include all 10 parakeets, their current cage, and their toys.  You will have everything you need (minus food) to get these guys started in their new home! 

Adoption Fee: $50 (includes 10 parakeets, toys, perches, and current cage.