Thank you for trusting The Lily Sanctuary with the future happiness of your companion parrot and for being compassionate enough to do the right thing.
Upon considering relinquishment of your parrot to The Lily Sanctuary:
- We require detailed information of the needs of your parrot, dimensions of the cage, a list of favorite toys, diet, routine, feather condition, and history. All information must be made known to us and complete health information (documented, listed below) are all necessary before The Lily Sanctuary can begin to help your bird.
- We require recent avian health test results in advance of relinquishment for any parrot we help to place, take in, or otherwise commit to re-home. These tests include; Psittacosis, PBFD, Polyoma, and Pacheco’s (if the bird is very young). We must protect our resident and future parrots, as well as those in foster care or its new home.
- Upon relinquishment, along with the ongoing feeding, species specific/safe toys for enrichment, housing and socialization, it may well be necessary for future vet care and behavioral analysis help for your parrot, thus you are strongly encouraged to make an ongoing or one time tax deductible donation to the Lily Sanctuary. The standard minimum relinquishment/re-homing donation for each parrot is $75.00 (based on species, proposed vet care and hardship). This is due to the large amount of work it takes for our adoption committee/coordinator to research the potential adopter, conduct their home checks and provide continuous educational needs, along with ongoing accountability to The Lily Sanctuary for the entire first year after placement.
- Due to the lack of space we have at the sanctuary the best situation for your parrot may be to stay with you until we are able find the optimal environment for it to thrive. In the meantime, we encourage you to be patient and loving with your companion parrot, help it to feel comfortable and to keep the stress level as low as possible. They are sentient creatures and feel the stress you do but don’t understand why, which in turn causes the undesirable behaviors you may not want them to express, such as increased screaming, biting, and feather destruction.
- Be aware we cannot guarantee that a suitable adopter will be found, but will make every effort possible to best place your bird. This process takes time and patience to be done right. We may list your bird (without any of your personal information, of course,) on our Adopt-A-Pet and Petfinder pages. We will keep your info on record unless you say otherwise. Let us know if you have found a new home for your bird on your own. This helps to keep us updated on which birds and relinquishers still need our help.