Metro Denver Parrot Rescue
Qualify to Adopt
General Species Information
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Small bird: Finch, Dove, Budgie, Cockatiel, Love Bird, Grass Parakeet
Parrot: Conure, Poicephalus, Psittacula, Amazon, African Gray, Cockatoo, Macaw
Adoptable Bird Info
Small Bird Adoption Policy
Small birds and parrots such as finches, budgies, cockatiels etc. are eligible for same day adoption at our headquarters at
and at some adoption events at The Hopeful Hound Adoption Center in Aurora.
Small Bird Adoption Process (estimated duration 1-2 hours):
Go to The Perch during business hours. In general, same day adoptions of small birds will occur on a first come first served basis. However, MDPR reserves the right to refuse adoption of any bird to any individual or group if adoption is deemed inappropriate or not a good fit for the bird.
You will complete a paper application upon arrival.
You meet and spend some time with the birds you are interested in and select your bird.
If you do not already have an MDPR pre-approved cage setup, you can purchase a cage setup from The Perch – PLEASE NOTE – Cages must be approved for size & suitability by MDPR before an adoption closes.
An MDPR volunteer will conduct a bird care mini-course with you, ensuring that you have the knowledge you need to bring home your bird and have all of your questions answered. You will also receive a copy of our bird care book.
After 7-10 days, an MDPR representative will follow up with you to answer any new questions you may have.
You may to contact MDPR at anytime for post-adoption support.
Adoption fees for each small bird type:
Finch $8 (or otherwise noted)
Dove or pigeon $20
Budgie $10 for one or $15 for two
Grass parakeet $40
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If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to have pets?
In order to adopt a bird we must obtain your landlord's approval. Please provide your landlord's contact information, including name, phone number and email.
Please describe the members of your household including yourself: (click the plus sign on the right of the boxes to add rows)
Do all members of your household agree to adopting a bird?
Does anyone have allergies or asthma in your household?
If you are a smoker, would you agree to smoke only outside if you have a bird?
I don't smoke
Please describe all non-bird pets in your household: (click the plus sign on the right of the boxes to add rows)
Indoor or Outdoor?
Date of last vet exam
Do you currently have birds in your home?
Please list species, name, age and date of last vet exam and whether they have been tested for chlamydophila (Psittacosis): (click the plus sign on the right of the boxes to add rows)
Date of Last Vet Exam (month/year)
Source of Bird
Has bird been tested for chlamydophila (psittacosis)?
Please describe the environment / space in your home where your existing birds are kept:
Please describe the diet that you currently feed your birds:
If you do not have birds currently, please describe any experience you have had with companion birds:
Why do you want to adopt a bird?
Please describe the space in your home where your adopted bird will be kept:
On average, how many hours a day will the bird be left alone in the house?
If you have an existing cage your wish to use, please enter the dimensions here. MDPR has minimum cage size requirements.
On average, how many hours per day will you be able to spend caring for and providing attention to your bird?
Please provide 2 non-family references: (click the plus sign on the right of the boxes to add rows)
First + Last Name
Submit My Application:
By submitting this application you agree that this application does not guarantee that you will be approved by the MDPR adoption committee to adopt a bird from MDPR and that you understand that the adoption application fee is non-refundable and is separate from the bird adoption fee.
Yes, I agree
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Parrot Adoption Application Fee
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