Thank you for your interest in fostering or adopting a companion parrot from All Parrot Rescue, A.P.R.

The information you provide here will be used as a form of pre-screening. Completion of the application does not guarantee you a parrot. Please fill the applicable form completely. Incomplete applications are ineligible for consideration. 

By signing this application you acknowledge that all initials/signatures, although digital, are as binding as hand-written signatures. Parrot adoption fees do apply and fees range based on individual bird. 100% of fees contribute towards birds in our care.  

APR does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

APR Adopts primarily in Washington State.  

We occasionally adopt APR parrots to people living in other states in the U.S. with additional fees.  
Click here for full details on out-of-state adoptions. 

The Adoption Process

The first step in adopting from APR is completion of this online application. It is imperative references be provided with your application and that the application is fully completed.

APR staff members or volunteers will review your application and then will contact you with questions, concerns or clarification. After initial assessment, references will be contacted. The APR reviewer will then forward your application, along with all recommendations, to senior APR staff. The initial screening process can take 3-10 days contingent on reference response and any clarification requirements.

Reviewer recommendations may include volunteer time at the facility especially for those with no or minimal parrot experience. During this time you will learn how to provide a healthy and safe environment for parrots which may include meeting basic diet requirements, handling, potential safety hazards, grooming and/or assisting senior staff with "vet day".

Upon completion of any pre-requisites, you will be invited to the facility for a "meet & greet" with the current parrots in our care. A visit can last 1 - 4 hours and may include more than one visit. Once picked by one of the parrots in care, you are ready to move to the final stage of the adoption process, the home check.

The home check is made to ensure your environment is safe and fully functional for the species of parrot that has chosen you. Cages should be adequate in size and fully fitted with toys and proper stimulus. Food should have already been purchased to meet specific diet requirements and  you should already have located a certified avian vet for routine wellness checks, emergency situations and general medial needs.

You are now ready to bring your new parrot home.


Post Adoption

If you are on Facebook, chances are you will receive an invitation to the closed group, APR Adopters and Volunteers page as a village member. This is a place where previous adopters (village members) share stories and photos of their birds adopted from APR. By the time you have adopted, the chances are good that the village has followed progress of your bird during its stay at APR for months, occasionally years. Many have contributed towards your parrots medical needs and other routine expenses. An APR parrot IS a "village" parrot.

Although not required to join, the APR Adopters and Volunteer page is a great place to meet new friends, exchange stories and updates on your bird with many that do have some form of attachment with your parrot. At a minimum we would like occasional updates on your parrot to APR senior staff. 

Adoption fee schedule for WA adopters - Fee range does NOT include cage, toys, food etc. These items must be purchased, set up and fully functional upon home check.

Small (keet/tiel/lovie) $100+/-

Medium (quaker/irn/conure) $450-$600

Large (zon/grey/macaw) $600+

Adopt/Foster Application

Purpose of Application (Choose only One)



Do you travel for work?



All those that reside on property are aware that this application is being made.



Ever surrender a pet, forcefully lost ownership via County/State or been subjected to fines?



Housing status




Ownership status



Check ALL that applies to your home







Do you have past current or past experience with parrots?



Any experience with birds facing handicap or behavior issues?



Are you able and/or willing to handle a bird facing handicap or behavior issues?



What type of bird would you be comfortable with (check all that apply)






For Foster, Do you agree to show foster birds to well screened, prequalified, potential adopters with adequate notice?




For Foster, Do you agree to speak with screened, prequalified, potential adopters regarding temperment of the bird(s)?




APR Adoption Application