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.) - $250-400+
  • Large (small cockatoos, african greys, amazon) - $400-600+
  • 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.    
 

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. 

Adoption Fee: $150 (for the pair)
   
Peni *Pending Adoption* 
(Pineapple Conure)

Peni entered the rescue on June 1, 2021.  Her owner surrendered her because he had some major health issues and had some life changes and was unable to care for the bird any longer.   She is estimated to be approximately 8 years old. She is a little skiddish with people currently, but it could be from a change in environment.  She will likely be more calm once settled into a permanent home.  

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

Adoption Fee: $150
 
Emi - Emerald 
(Green Cheek Conure)

Emi entered the rescue on June 1, 2021.  Her owner surrendered her because he had some major health issues and had some life changes and was unable to care for the bird any longer.   She is estimated to be approximately 7 years old. Her owner called her a "ninja bird".  She can be aggressive and in combat mode if she doesn't like something.  She is very sweet once she calms down and is comfortable.  

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

Adoption Fee: $150
Spartacus *pending adoption* 
(Green Cheek Conure)

Spartacus entered the rescue in July 2021.  His owner surrendered him due to personal health issues and inability to care for him any longer.  Hatched February 2020, so he is very young (about 1.5 years old). 

Per information provided from the owner: 
He is definitely a one person bird, and requires a lot of attention and affection. He does have a tendency to get a little nippy from time to time, but otherwise, he’s sweet. He does love ice cold baths, sunflower seeds, and pretty much any other treat.

He seems to be very curious about people and loves to chat with the other birds around him.  He would be a great companion for a family that wants a young bird to love and be a part of their every day life.  He will want to be around you regularly and will likely become your best buddy.   

Adoption Fee: $150
Shippo
(Pineapple Green Cheek)

Shippo entered the rescue on June 22, 2021.  His owner surrendered him because she was unable to care for him any longer.   He is estimated to be approximately 4.5 years old. He is very loving and loves attention.  He can get loud sometimes. 

Favorite foods - Pecans, Sunflower seeds, Cashews, strawberries and especially apples

Likes: Head scratches, Music, Cuddling, Small toys that roll around, Preening hair, being preened.
Dislikes: Toes, Boxes, bedtime

Owner indicated he does not get along well with other birds.
 

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

Adoption Fee: $150
Amora & Amity
*Pending Adoption* 
(Blue Crown & Cinnamon Green Cheek Conures)

Amora (Blue Crown) & Amity (Cinnamon Green Cheek) entered the rescue in July 2021.  The owner indicated lacking the time and ability to provide a proper home for these birds. Amora is 8 years old and Amity is 4 years old.  These birds are bonded and living in the same cage.  They will be adopted as a pair and should remain housed together in their new home.

Both birds are very sweet.  Amora came from Lexington and was hand raised, loves singing, dancing, loves to give kisses and be on people, around people, all the time, can say 5-7 different things and make lots of whistles.  She is very interested in interactions with her humans and wants to be involved in their daily lives. Amity came from a pet store.  She is very timid, loves Nutriberries, likes to be misted and take showers.  Both love being on people and will step up but will bite if tried to be pet by strangers. 

Adoption Fee: $300 (total for the pair)
Grover *Pending Adoption*
(Blue Crown Conure)

Grover entered the rescue in June 2021 (along with Levi - shown below).  The owner indicated the wife was the primary caretaker and she recently had passed away.  The husband is not home during the week due to work, and unable to continue care for the birds. 

Grover is a plucker and has a bare chest.  We have seen new feather growth since he entered the care of Feathers Galore and are hoping this will continue.  This behavior is being closely monitored.  He does not appear to be tame.  He is curious about people, but shows no interest in being held.  He can be timid, but does not appear to be aggressive in any way.  He would be happiest in a home that would let him come and go from his cage as desired and that would be understanding that he is not a lovey and cuddly type bird.  He may likely become more tame with some time and patience.  

Based on the information provided, the wife had Grover for 32 years.  He was wild caught and ended up in a pet store.  Average lifespan for Blue Crown Conures is 25-30 years, so he would be considered a senior bird.  The goal would be to find a home where he could happily live out the remainder of his life.  This could be a short time or could be an extended time, there really is no way to know.  Overall appears to be in good health other than the plucking.  He is active and has a healthy appetite.    


Adoption Fee: $100
Levi 
(African Grey)

Levi entered the rescue in June 2021 (along with Grover - shown above).  The owner indicated the wife was the primary caretaker and she recently had passed away.  The husband is not home during the week due to work, and unable to continue care for the birds. 

Levi was wild caught 34 years ago.  He is not tame and has some aggressive traits.  He is very curious though and loves to play through the cage bars.  When no cage bars are between you, he can get very nervous and displays some aggression.  He loves to play with paper (he loves when he gets newspaper to shred and throw around!).  He sometimes allows head scratches through the cage bars, which is a good sign that he wants love and attention.  He is just scared and will need time to learn to trust.  We work on this everyday and that will continue to be something to work on in his new home.    

Adoption Fee: $600
Chiku
(African Grey)

Chiku entered the rescue in August 2021.  The owners surrendered him because of their age and inability to continue to providing the love and attention that is needed.  The owners have trusted us to find a home that has the experience and ability to provide a forever loving home for Chiku.  
 

Chiku is confirmed female.  Has previously laid a few eggs.  Hatch date is 1/1/2000.  She was raised from a baby and has remained with her owners the entire time until now.  So she is 21 years old.  She is very vocal and a fun bird to be around.  She can be a little hesitant with new people, but seems to come around pretty easily.   

Adoption Fee: $600
Surfer
(Scarlet Macaw)

Surfer entered the rescue in August 2021.  The owner is deceased and he was surrendered by the family.  The family was not able to continue to care for him and wanted to ensure he went to a loving home.  Not much is known about Surfer.   The family indicates Surfer was with the previous owner for about 10 years.  He is a plucker and we are unsure how long that behavior has been happening.  His owner got sick about a year ago and had been out of the home being treated during that time until they passed away recently.  Surfer has not been handled or had much human interaction in that time.  It is unknown whether he was tame or handled often prior to that.   

From our observations so far, Surfer wants attention.  He allows head scratches and has even allowed to be held.  He is very curious and playful.  He can be a little bit of a stinker when he wants something (especially food!), but all birds can be that way haha! 
  

Adoption Fee: $600
Bob
(African Grey)

Bob entered the rescue in August 2021.  The owners surrendered him because of aggression and need for attention in a very busy home.  He belonged to the father of the most recent owner and was taken in by this family when he passed away about a year ago. 

His foot was broken within the last year.  The treatment unfortunately resulted in no use of this foot.  He often uses it to keep his balance, but is unable to grip.  He will need some accommodations due to this (larger perches, cage set up to accommodate his difficulty moving around, close monitoring in case he falls often, etc.).  He is able to get around, but does struggle. 

From our observations so far, he seems interested in attention and will accept love and attention.  He accepts head scratches.  He can be pretty cage aggressive, so we will work with him on ways to exit the cage without displaying these aggressive behaviors.  He has plucked some, so we are monitoring this and will try to limit this behavior.  

Adoption Fee: $600
Max & Miles 
(Parakeets)

Max and Miles entered the rescue in August 2021.  The owners surrendered them because of owner health issues and inability .  The owner loved them very much, but due to ongoing health concerns found it was best to rehome them. 

They were purchased from a pet store on 4/5/19 and are estimated to be about 2.5 years old. Both are DNA confirmed female. 

Both are super sweet birds to watch and listen to.  They love to fly around and enjoy lots of outside of the cage time.  They do not appear to be very tame, but with lots of love and attention this could be possible.      


Adoption Fee: $25 for the pair = includes their current small cage, toys, and perches
Oliver & Fern 
(Yellow Chevroned Parakeets)

Oliver and Fern entered the rescue in August 2021.  The owners surrendered them because of owner health issues and inability .  The owner loved them very much, but due to ongoing health concerns found it was best to rehome them. 

Oliver was purchased from a pet store on 6/20/2016.  Fern was bought from a pet store on 11/19/2016.  They appear very similar, so the easiest way to identify which bird is which is the leg band on Oliver's foot.  Fern does not have a band.  Oliver is DNA confirmed male and Fern is DNA confirmed female.  

Both are super sweet birds to watch and listen to.  They love to fly around and enjoy lots of outside of the cage time.  They can be handled, but are not super cuddly.  They are a very unique bird to listen to and fun to be around.  


Adoption Fee: $150 for the pair - includes their cage, toys, perches
Haley 
(Blue & Gold Macaw)

Haley entered the rescue in August 2021.  She is DNA confirmed female from her breeder.  She was originally purchased as a baby from the breeder on 8/1/2005.  She loves to dance and is a very active bird.  She is a little nervous right now since she is new to the rescue, but every day she opens up to us a little bit more.  She does allow some petting currently and seems very open to human interaction (just a little nervous with her new surroundings, but that is normal!).  She is super cute and would be a lovely addition to a family that could make her a priority in their lives. The owner surrendered due to health issues and being moved into a senior living facility that would not allow large birds.  
 

Adoption Fee: $600
Charlie
(Yellow Naped Amazon)


Charlie entered the rescue in August 2021.  Charlie is DNA confirmed male.  DNA tested by the breeder purchased from.  Charlie was originally purchased as a baby from the breeder on 8/1/2005 (at the same time as Haley (blue & gold macaw listed above).  Charlie and Haley came from the same home. Charlie is a lot more hesitant than Haley to open up.  He is a very curious and active bird, but seems more hesitant around people.  He has been pretty quiet since he arrived, but we are starting to hear more vocalizations.  The owner surrendered due to health issues and being moved into a senior living facility that would not allow large birds.  

Adoption Fee: $400
Snowy & Chi Chi  
(Cockatiels)

Snowy and Chi Chi entered the rescue in August 2021.  Ages are unknown.  The birds were surrendered because their owners were moving in with elderly parents to care for them and the parents would now allow the birds.  They are bonded and will be adopted together.  They enjoy singing and making vocalizations.  They do not appear to be tame and are very nervous around people.  They would likely be happiest in a home that would be able to allow them a lot of "out of cage" time where they can roam freely.  While not currently tame, lots of love and attention could possibly change that behavior.  Even if not, they are a lot of fun to watch and listen to!  

Adoption Fee: $150 for the pair
Chester
(Cockatiel)


Chester entered the rescue in September 2021.  He was hatched October 2011, so is approximately 10 years old.  Chester's owners have retired and have been unable to provide the time and attention needed to continue to care for him. He was loved very much! 

Chester is used to being covered (3 sides of cage - front left open).  He has been in only one home since hatched.  He was caged with female mate for 8 years, but she passed away.  He loves sunflower seeds and millet as treats and eats a pellet diet.  He is not fully hand-tamed.  He can be a little grumpy, but outside of the cage his personality can be very different.  He likes spray-bottle "baths". 

**Note: He has become friends with and is now housed with Keery (cockatiel noted below).  They are not bonded, but appear to enjoy each other's company.  We will adopt separately, but also would be happy to adopt as a pair at a slightly discounted adoption fee.  If interested in this option, please note it on the application. 


Adoption Fee: $75
Keery
(Cockatiel)


Keery entered the rescue in September 2021.  His age is unknown.  He was surrendered because the owner living situation had changed and he was unable to remain in the home.

From the previous owner: "Keery was a rescue I obtained about 5 years ago. I believe he may have some trauma from aggressive handling. Since I’ve had him he has never become comfortable with being picked up using hands. He will step up onto a perch and once he becomes comfortable with you, he will occasionally climb onto your shoulder. He doesn’t like to be alone. He’s happiest around company (humans and dogs, I’ve never had another bird though). His wings are not clipped. He has free reign of our house and the door to his cage is typically open. 

**Note: He has become friends with and is now housed with Chester (cockatiel noted above).  They are not bonded, but appear to enjoy each other's company.  We will adopt separately, but also would be happy to adopt as a pair at a slightly discounted adoption fee.  If interested in this option, please note it on the application. 


Adoption Fee: $75