The Process to Become a Candidate can take *30 - 60 Days (*length of time can be longer or shorter depending on you)
An important factor to remember is that birds are given up for adoption under various circumstances, including allergies, divorce, death of a loved one, death of the owner, moving, or a baby being born to the family, as well as undesirable behavior traits such as noise, biting, feather plucking, etc. In many cases, it is a heart wrenching experience. These birds were once beloved pets, and their future depends upon LIPS finding the most nurturing environment possible.
Do not think of adoption as an inexpensive way to obtain a bird, but instead consider it as opening your home and giving a second chance to a bird that has been an integral part of the relinquishing owner’s family, possibly for many years.
There are a variety of circumstances to be considered with each adoption. The best interest of the bird takes precedence over all else, and is LIPS primary goal. The Process to Become a Candidate takes *30 - 60 Days.
*Already a member of the Long Island Parrot Society? An application for adoption for LIPS members is FREE! You must complete an adoption application in full and submit to the LIPS Parrot Placement Program.
Once we receive your completed application you will be added to the list of potential candidates and we will begin processing your Adoption Application.
** Birds are very sensitive to air quality. Unlike humans, a bird replaces nearly all the air in its lungs with each breath. Because no residual air is left in the lungs during the ventilation cycle of birds, they transfer more oxygen and more pollutants during each breath. Birds should never be exposed to tobacco smoke, chemical fumes (hairspray, cleaners, etc.), or Teflon / non-stick coated materials. Exposure to some toxic inhalants can cause immediate death; chronic exposure to other toxic can lead to premature death.