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Rainbow Parrot Rescue Florida believes in education, healthy diets, lifetime, loving homes, and proper veterinary care, over all things. Please do your research on exotic parrot care, as well as breeds/species, before considering one as a pet. We believe you should be experienced, able to be at home most of the day, willing to learn, financially responsible, and have the right environment to accommodate the demanding needs of these amazing exotic animals. Typically, larger parrots do not make great pets. We strongly encourage you to do a lot of research regarding the adoption of any parrot species; especially larger ones; (i.e. macaws or cockatoos.) Please do your research on diet and nutrition needs of all parrots; from Budgies to Cockatoos. Parrots of all kinds, do not eat seeds as a part of their regular diet.

If you are interested in surrendering, fostering, adopting, sponsoring, or donating, please fill out the contact form below. We will email you an application upon request. Adoptions are available first to those who have properly requested and returned their application promptly. These people will be notified before anything is made public. So, it's best to get an application, and return it promptly to get on our waiting list! Our goal is to match the right parrot with it's, "forever home." This decision takes time. (Each situation may vary slightly.) If you are a monthly donor, sponsor, foster, or volunteer, please be sure to note it at the top of your application.

SURRENDERING YOUR PARROT: 
If you are wanting to surrender your parrot, please contact us, and we will be sure to call you back promptly. (Scroll up for more information and details about surrendering your parrot.) We try to help all those we are able. Our surrendered birds should be known to be healthy, preferably vet checked within the year before surrendering them, (please bring paperwork if you have it,) and once we acquire the parrot(s), they will be quarantined, and bloodwork will be done, (if necessary,) to assure they're healthy to join our flock, before being put into our sanctuary, or before they are available for foster/adoption. ALL BIRDS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLY, AND PROPERLY QUARANTINED WHEN BEING REHOMED. (NOTE: We do not promote "rehoming" fees for birds who are not properly vet checked, without proof!! This is the number one reason for scams.) There are too many scams, and every good owner puts money into their pets. But, every parrot we accept, typically comes with an extremely expensive upkeep charge, and veterinary expense. We are a true nonprofit, but we are here to help you in absolutely any way we are able, and we will be accommodating when we know emergencies arise. We simply ask all people who are surrendering their parrots to be honest, fair, and let us help you arrange the perfect plan to keep you, your parrot, as well as our family, and our pets and parrots, safe too. Many avian illnesses can be contagious to other birds, as well as people. This is why regular vet visits, and/or bloodwork tests are our top priority, and should be yours too! Please know that if your bird is not vet checked, and has not had the proper bloodwork done, we can make arrangements to do that for you, and we are always willing to help. (Details above.) But, you will be asked to provide a minimum donation for this service if you cannot prove blood tests have been done recently.

SURRENDER DETAILS -- PLEASE READ:
Surrendered birds must be PREFERABLY up-to-date on vet visits, and/or bloodwork, to be able to come to Rainbow Parrot Rescue Florida. We are not veterinarians, and do not do extensive rehab on parrots. We do some behavior training, but cannot take in sick, injured, nicotine addicted, or unhealthy birds without donations to do so, and we must assess the situation first. Proof of a negative Polyomavirus, Avian Psittacosis, (Chlaymdia,) Feather and Beak Disease, and DNA sexing are imperative. (Grooming does not count for proof of veterinary care, but we do need to see any and all visits made, and you must be honest about any known former care.) If these are not done, we can get them done for you, but there will be a minimum donation to do this. Details can be provided over the phone. All situations are unique, and we understand this. We will help in any way we possibly can.
PLEASE NOTE: All donations are non-refundable, and non-returnable! A tax deductible receipt will be given to you for your donation(s); (for financial and items donated.) If a bird is deemed sick with a contagious disease that will put our other birds or family at risk; you must come pick up the bird with in 4 hours of the results found. If you can prove your parrot has been to the vet within the past year, and has had the proper testing, and DNA sexing done, please let us know; as you are not required to make a donation if the parrot is properly up to date, and properly vetted.

All owners/care takers surrendering a bird(s), will sign a "Surrender Release Form," and will be given a tax deductible receipt for any items, toys, cages, stands, Java Trees, perches, or food, donated with the parrot. (If you donate these items, please do not ask for your donations back.) Our parrots who stay in our sanctuary, as well as the ones who are adoptable, are health checked, DNA sexed, microchipped, (if of the proper weight,) and given love, attention, and behavior training before even being considered for foster, or adoption. This is part of the proven process we use to help find the perfect home, when and if, that is the case. We are an open line of communication, and always up front, and honest about our process, plans, and your wishes! We believe transparency is extremely important, and greatly lacking in the community of parrot and toucan owners. We strive to change this. We truly appreciate donations for our parrots being surrendered. Again, sometimes there is a minimum financial requirement based on the veterinary care the bird may, or may not need. However, we are willing to work with everyone we can. So, please don't hesitate to ask questions. (Usually arrangements can be made to assist you.) Join our mission! Support the cause, and be a part of making a difference, and spreading kindness and love to our amazing bird community!

ADOPTION PROCESS: (This is repeated multiple times throughout our website.) 
(REQUEST AN APPLICATION FROM THIS WEBSITE, AND WE WILL SEND YOU ONE IMMEDIATELY TO FILL OUT AND EMAIL BACK. NO CALLS, OR TEXTS ABOUT ADOPTIONS. (Only call or text us about surrenders. All other inquiries must be emailed.)

PARROTS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: (UPDATED April 8th, 2024)
**We currently have no available parrots up for adoption. Please check back again soon!**

(Each parrot has a minimum adoption fee. Only those who have properly requested, filled out, sent back, and are called because they are a match, will be notified of that minimum donation. All donations will be tax deductible.) No calls or texts regarding adoptions. Our phone number is for surrenders ONLY. Thank you.

(PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR APPLICATION, WHICH BIRD YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. EVEN IF AN ADOPTION IS PENDING, YOU CAN STILL APPLY.)
Most of our available parrots are vetted, DNA sexed, de-banded, extensively behavior trained, & socialized with people, pets, and children, and most are microchipped. (Each is an individual. We will only call you if you are the right fit for one of these birds.) All our birds come with a Health Certificate, and proof of DNA sexing.

(REQUEST AN APPLICATION FROM THIS WEBSITE, AND WE WILL SEND YOU ONE IMMEDIATELY TO FILL OUT AND EMAIL BACK. NO CALLS, OR TEXTS ABOUT ADOPTIONS. (Only call or text us about surrenders.)

Our parrots are usually fully vetted, and/or come with an updated Health Certificate, with proof of DNA sexing. They're de-banded, usually extensively behavior trained, & always socialized with people, pets, and children; and most are microchipped. (Each parrot is an individual. We will only call you if you are the right fit for one of these birds.) All our birds come with a Health Certificate, and proof of DNA sexing.

We are not a store front, and do not accept walk-ins. We are a home based, private rescue and sanctuary, but we love to show off our amazing aviaries, and personal, "Enchanted Tiki Rooms!" Check out the photos and videos for all our, "behind the scenes," fun, and a look inside our entire home! Anyone surrendering, or adopting a parrot from us is always given a tour upon request! We absolutely want to make sure you know where your pet is going, or where it is coming from, and are happy to show you around! But, this is not an option open to the public!
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 Please request an application from this website, fill it out, and return it promptly to be put on our waiting list. We will call those who requested and filled out an application, and joined our our waiting list, first. Please do not call about parrots up for adoption. Only those who are on the waiting list will be notified. We rarely post our adoptions publicly, so be sure to get on the list today!
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WILD BIRDS: (We only work with parrots/toucans.) 
Please note; we do not take in wildlife, or wild birds. We are not licensed to do so. (i.e. Starlings, Finch's, Jays, Hawks, Owls, Ducks, Eagles, etc....) We are an exotic parrot and toucan rescue/sanctuary only.
We do not take calls for wildlife, or injured wild birds. Please call the Wildlife Coalition of NE Florida at 904-779-5569, or Florida Fish and Wildlife. Thank you.
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OUR STANCE: 
Generally, parrots do not make great pets, (especially larger parrots.) TOUCANS should not be pets. Our toucan is used for "educational purposes," and unless you are an avian expert, you should NEVER own one, or support private ownership. We do not promote parrots or toucans as pets, but we help our rescues and residents, and do our best to educate everyone who wants to adopt one. Call us today if you have a parrot or toucan to surrender, or if you simply need guidance. We are here to help you has much as we can. Please do your research before adopting any exotic animal!!

*Rainbow Parrot Rescue Florida is a 501(c)(3), Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Corporation: EIN 87-3407588*

*Florida Department of of Agriculture and Consumer Services: "The Solicitation of Contributions Act," Certified.*