Birds that are brought to usare given appropriate cages, play areas, and medical care. We separate large and small species. We have outdoor flight aviaries available during warm weather. The shelter building is located on our property, and the birds are handled and socialized daily.They are encouraged to play and socialize as appropriate with other birds, as well as people.
When we place a bird in a new home, it's only after visits, interviews, and instruction as needed...and the bird has the final decision on placement. You can read about our placement process here. Adoption
We normally don't turn birds away if we have open space for them, unless they are infected with contagious diseases. But we do need time to arrange in advance for them...we have to make sure we have space, etc. We may also need to prepare our quarantine space. So, please plan ahead on any surrenders.
When you bring your bird, please fill out THIS FORM
BIRDS COMING FROM OUTSIDE IOWA MUST HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION BEFORE WE CAN ACCEPT THEM. THIS IS A STATE LAW.
These CONTRACTS spell out the conditions under which we take in and place birds.
WE DON'T PAY FOR BIRDS, AND WE DON'T HELP PEOPLE SELL BIRDS OR CAGES. IF WE'RE INVOLVED, NO MONEY IS....EVER.