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Old 04-12-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Due to some unfortunate reasons I think I will have to separate from one of my loved ones. Firstly I contacted the breeder about rehoming him because I thought he(my bird is male) would be more happy over there because he still has his friends there, but the breeder said they don't take it back once they sell. After that I considered rehoming to people I know around, but the person who took my pet for their kids, told me after a couple of days that their kids have lost interest in the pet and that they cannot handle him anymore. Since I haven't rehomed/given away any of my pets in past, I am looking for some more info on rescue services.

What is the process generally while giving the pets to rescue services? Do all rescue services take pets? Am I responsible for the pet when they are at rescue services until they get adopted? Also I read somewhere about pets getting killed/used in laboratories if they don't get adopted. Is that true?
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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A reputable rescue will keep your bird until a home is found. I think you might want to ask for recommendations from vets that treat birds and exotic animals. They'll probably know of a rescue that you can check out.

The way a lot of dog rescues work, they may ask for a fee to take the dog in, in order to cover any vetting the dog may need. Also, they usually ask the owner to fill out and sign a relinquishment form, so you'd no longer be responsible for the bird, and the bird becomes theirs legally. Again, a reputable rescue will not give unadopted animals to labs.

Is there perhaps a local pet bird club in your area? Perhaps they can assist you.
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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A reputable rescue will keep your bird until a home is found. I think you might want to ask for recommendations from vets that treat birds and exotic animals. They'll probably know of a rescue that you can check out.

The way a lot of dog rescues work, they may ask for a fee to take the dog in, in order to cover any vetting the dog may need. Also, they usually ask the owner to fill out and sign a relinquishment form, so you'd no longer be responsible for the bird, and the bird becomes theirs legally. Again, a reputable rescue will not give unadopted animals to labs.

Is there perhaps a local pet bird club in your area? Perhaps they can assist you.
Thanks for the info!

I am new to the area I am living in, but from whatever research I did till now there are not much services for pet birds. There is a lot for bigger animals like dogs and cats. But there is a bird vet who also owns a rescue and has good reviews about the way she cares for birds. First I am going to contact her, else I can ask other vets if they know any good rescue. There is another animal shelter which claims they don't kill/give pets to labs, they have this process where they take 30 mins of interview before taking in a pet and they need drivers license copy and an address proof and signature. I am not sure what do they use drivers license copy and address for, but I thinking of trying there as well.
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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Many rescues are full of cockatoos (because of their "neediness") and can't take anymore birds. Reaching out to bird clubs in your state is a good idea. If you decide to post the bird for sale anywhere, you have to be exceptionally strict in your interview process; you might even want to do a background check on the people.
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