Parrot Placement Program

Adopting a Parrot



Referral Fee


The Parrot Placement Team will direct you to pay your referral fee once you have completed the adoption process.

Referral Fees cannot be pre-paid and are non-refundable.
We do not collect any Referral Fees until a successful adoption has occured.

Referral Fee Rate Table is listed at the bottom of the page.

Parrot Profiles


Check out who is available for Adption!




Ready to start the Adoption Process?


If you are ready to adopt, we require you to become a member of the Long Island Parrot Society and complete both the adoption application and potential adopter questionnaire.

As a local Long Island organization, we do not facilitate any long distance or out-of-NY State adoptions.

We only handle placements in the Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, NYC, lower Westchester and lower Rockland County areas.

Policies For Adopting A Parrot Through Our Program

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.

The Process Easy As 1 - 2 - 3

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1. The Application


You must accurately report your level of experience so that we may place a bird with you that suits your comfort level.

Your Application must be completely filled out and returned to the Long Island Parrot Society (Non-Members need to include the $47 NON-Refundable  Application Fee.)


The $47 fee includes:

  • Adoption Application (annual expiration)
  • 10 copies of LIPS award winning Newsletter (This is an award winning newsletter with educational articles designed to inform and entertain)
  • Virtual Home Visit (via Zoom) & Interview
  • Personal attention from Placement Committee Members




We reserve the right to withdraw from the adoption process at any time with any applicant.

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No "First Come - First Served"



Restrictions To The Program
And the reasons for the restrictions

There will be only one adoption permitted in a 6 month period.  *This includes birds acquired outside of LIPS Placement Program.


There are several reasons for this restriction:

  To Prevent potential "Collecting" situations.

  We believe that you made a serious commitment to the bird you have just acquired. That bird deserves the opportunity to acclimate to their new environment without the disruption or distraction of another new bird in the house.

  Due to the lack of space most people do not have the ability to practice proper quarantine safety. The fewer birds brought into the home allows many people to keep the new bird isolated from the rest of the flock reducing the risk of transmitting disease.

If you are interested in adopting, please click here.

To defray the costs of this program, to fund our future shelter and to help finance LIPS educational efforts, the following fees are required upon completion of a successful adoption. We accept PayPal, checks and cash.

Referral Fees are based on the species of the parrot.


 Parakeets, Budgies, Lovebirds


Conures, Quakers, Cockatiels, Parrotlets



 Ringnecks, Pionus, Caiques, Jardines, Red Bellies - All Poicephalus


Greys, Amazons, Cockatoos, Macaws, Eclectus



RARE - Blue Throat & Hyacinth Macaws, Major Mitchells, Black Palm


If you have any questions, please contact us at (631) 456-1813 or email at