If you are a parrot owner and are having difficulties with your bird(s) then we can provide advice and support. This may be in the form of advice for behavioural issues or finding another good home for your beloved bird(s) if you can no longer provide the care he/she needs.
We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for you. We therefore discuss all options so that you can make an informed decision with regards to what is best for your bird to ensure the best outcome.
Below is a list of reasons why you may contact our charity for advice and support.
Behavioural issues can be modified and or changed through better understanding of your parrot. Ensuring a good safe stable environment, boundaries and training (both human and bird) as well as a healthy diet all have a positive effect.
We realise that parrot owners due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control and have no ability to consider other options have to sadly make the decision to relinquish their parrot, We appreciate that this is an extremely difficult and emotional decision so we are here to help with this.
If you find yourself in any of these situations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send us a private message via Facebook at https://en-gb.facebook.com/ParrotTrustScotland/
A member of our charity will contact you and have an initial fact-finding discussion at a mutually suitable time. During this conversation, we will clarify your concern and discuss ways in which we can help.
If you do need to rehome your parrot, we do this as sensitively as possible. We are all parrot lovers and know how difficult this decision is.
We will ask you for information about your parrot, including photos of him/her. It is important for us to get as much information so that we can find a good home to match your parrot(s) needs.
We also ask you to keep your parrot until we find another good home. This is the least stressful way to rehome a parrot rather than moving it to a temporary home then another home. If this is absolutely not possible (usually due to health/death of an owner), then we will endeavour to find a temporary safehouse to ensure the best care of the parrot.
If the new identified potential home has other birds in it, then all birds need to be disease tested - we will fully discuss this with you and the potential new adopter. As a responsible charity, we must ensure preventable disease spread is stopped. Once a new home has been identified, we will put both parties in touch. This way you can discuss your parrots needs and feel happy that this would be a good home. Although this is emotionally difficult, we can reassure you that parrots do learn to love again through time and patience.
If both parties are happy, then rehoming will take place. You will sign a relinquish form which means your parrot will be under the care of the charity and will not be sold or used for breeding in the future. The new adopter will also sign an agreement outlining this and the responsibility they must provide. Once the rehoming of your parrot has taken place, New owners are encouraged to contact you with photo/text updates, only if this is what you wish. Many previous owners find this a comfort. A member of the charity will be responsible for ensuring the parrot is settled and happy in the new home too.
We will absolutely strive to find the best home for your beloved parrot to ensure a safe and happy future for him/her.