Baby is a female Alexandrine looking for a nice quiet home. We don't know very much about her, but she does have a wing that was broken in the past and has not healed to where she can fly. She does step up when she feels like it, she recently came to us and is just starting to settle in right now, we don't have very much behaviour to tell you about just yet.
Weather is a new addition to Safehouse. She is a very nice little bird provided you respect her body language and that she trusts you. She does like scritches and cuddles on her terms and she will even let you get at those hard pin feathers! We can hold her, turn her on her back and pet her head, ears and back of the neck. That being said, she is a hard headed conure and can nip quite hard if you're not paying attention.
Puddle was found outside and his owners have not been found. He is now looking for a new home that has some time and patience for him...or a girlfriend for him to love.
Loves to whistle, can say a couple words. Nippy but steps up, likes to ride on shoulder.
Bright, energetic, fun loving bird that loves to play and take baths. Likes to explore everything and loves bright shiny jewelry.
Special considerations: special dietary needs, much messier than a typical parrot, can produce a high pitched noise at times.
She has a brother (Fiezi) that she lives with right now and they play together and get along well, but they can be separated as they are not a bonded pair.
Killer has not killed anyone, in fact he can be quite social with people, however he was surrendered because he was picking on other doves in his previous home. He is a beautiful brown and white dove looking for a home to call his own.
This conure trio have been in foster care for 6 years. Jimmy came first in 2011 and the Peach fronts not long after. They did not start off liking each other, in fact Jimmy was a lone bird for the better part of his life and did not want any other birds in his bubble. The peach fronts came into care looking for a partner and found that in Jimmy. They were extremely persistent in getting him to like them. They constantly flew to his cage despite being chased off. One day Jimmy let his guard down and now they are inseparable. Jimmy has been feather challenged since before he came into care, we believe it started when his previous owner went through a bit of a rough patch in their life. The trio was previously adopted, but less than a year into being adopted they needed to come back since their adoptive family moved out of the country.
A bird rehabilitation and rehoming center based in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Meika’s Safehouse provides a safe and loving environment for birds in need. We work primarily with parrots but all species of companion or pet birds are welcomed.
When birds are surrendered into our care, we keep them a minimum of three months in order to fully assess the bird’s overall health and start some training as appropriate. Most of the birds have not been abused, but because of the level of intelligence they possess, they are often under significant emotional stress when they are relinquished. Birds that have been mistreated emotionally or physically require more rehabilitation and may never be suitable for rehoming.
When we determine a bird is ready to be rehomed, much care and consideration is put into selecting an appropriate home. When we are able to match a bird with a new family, in most cases, he or she will be adopted out with a cage suitable, as well as a small amount of food and the toys and favourite items the bird has grown accustomed to. We will also provide a current health certificate.
Our desire is to see the birds that leave our care succeed in their new home, and we are always here to provide advice and assistance. To see the birds we currently have available for adoption, please see below.
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We have 5 sun conures - 3 siblings (ok to separate), and a pair (cannot be separated- one is special needs)
These sun conures have come from the World Parrot Refuge in BC and are NOT tame. In fact they are quite terrified when someone just enters the room. We have not started working with them yet but perhaps if the siblings were separated they would warm up a bit to people.
Adoption fee includes a non-refundable donation to Greyhaven
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Mary Jane and Romanov are a bonded pair of Red Masked Conures we have available to adopt from the World Parrot Refuge. They both love each other very much and would be absolutely lost if they were to be separated. They both like to charge at other birds but have yet to make contact with them (they do a lot of bluffing) so perhaps a household without birds would be best. They are fearful of people and have been known to lunge if you get too close. We haven't started working with them yet, they just kinda fly around the little bird room and do their own thing. So if you have bird experience but have no birds, or a space where they can be let out away from other birds maybe they could be right for you?
These two are an unlikely couple who are extremely bonded to one another. These two came together from the World Parrot Refuge in BC. Mango (GWM) has the typical perfect Green Wing Macaw temperament, very social, loves people, steps up, gives high fives, tells us she loves us, chatty and just a phenomenal parrot. Marley on the other hand is the exact opposite, he is pushy, bitey, lunges and is out to kill you if you mess with his Greenwing. We have just recently started working with him, getting him to take treats nicely, stationing, target training and reinforcing calm behavior. At this point in time he is not handleable but we hope to get him to a point where he is predictable. We do need to separate them when we are training, but they are a duo and we will not separate them to adopt them out. Experienced homes only, no small children.
These two were 2 singles that both came from the Fort McMurray Evacuation. Both of their former guardians were not able to come back to pick them up. While in care, they found companionship within each other and they never are too far from each other these days. We would like to see them go together as they do worry about each other if they can't see one another. *update - Female cockatiel is proving to be quite the trusting little girl, she loves landing on your shoulder and head looking for food. She's starting to step up and the male is starting to make progress too while watching his girlfriend.
Beaky is an extremely talkative amazon that will have you in stitches laughing at what she comes up with. She is not friendly but we have been working with her on and off and she is to the point where she will step on a stick, and sometimes a hand. She is target trained, but only works when she feels like it and only for the exact right treats she wants at that given moment. She is a beautiful amazon in full feather. (Picture available later)
Starr is not tame but she will let you feed her and will land on your shoulder if she trusts you.
Parker is an adoptable World Parrot Refuge Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. He is so comical, sweet, and gentle. He loves mist bottle showers, singing, dancing, bouncing and is just an all around wonderful character! His downsides? He can be noisy and is dusty (as cockatoos are.) He is full of energy and very much a ray of sunshine!
Includes non refundable donation to Greyhaven
Receive a small bag of finch food with the adoption of a finch.
He will step up for you if you have a nice calm personality. Very nice little bird! Cannot be separated from Newton.
Scarlet came to us from the World Parrot Refuge in BC. We do not have very much information or history on her but she is a very special bird. She loves hands-off attention and will wave and talk to you, but she has yet to step up on our hands. She does however step up on to a dowel perch about 75% of the time. She has started to get along very well with our military macaw and if their bond gets any stronger with him we may decide to pull her off the adoption list.
We have 2 bonded Amazons from the World Parrot Refuge available to adopt. Ryker is in great feather condition where his partner is feather challenged. Ryker does have a very loud bark that he does every day so apartment or condo living is not for these two. These guys are best friends and should not be separated. They both have the capabilities of being nice birds, but will require lots and lots of time and patience.
These little guys make amazing little noises and are shockingly strong in their legs. They can jump/bounce very high and they make vacuums at the bottom of a cage or aviary as they like to eat off the ground. These guys do eat live meal worms to stay happy and healthy so it is very important that you are not squeamish with live bugs :)
Smudge is a very sweet Indian Ringneck that periodically has difficulties with her feathers. She has grown quite a few back but is still working on her tail. We feel when her wings grow in from a clip she received, that she won't fall and break her tail anymore. She steps up nicely, is quite affectionate when she gets to know you and loves her head and chin pet when she's comfortable.
Matthew and Shinobi are a pair of adoptable Nanday Conures. These two are a pair that came from the World Parrot Refuge and are looking for a loving home to call their own. Shinobi (the bald bird) will step up on a stick or a finger and Matthew needs a bit of work yet. If you are not bothered by a bird who likes to show a little skin and have the patience to work with one who is protective over his girlfriend maybe they would be a good fit for you! Nanday Conures do have a loud noise, so apartment or condo living is not recommended for these guys.
Includes non-refundable donation to Greyhaven.
Rickie just got here and we are still learning about him. He is quite shy and doesn't like to step up yet. He doesn't attack, he just runs away. We are hoping once he settles down a bit, he will be more open to spending time with us.
Curtis is a 29 year old Blue and GOld Macaw with a laid back personality. He was a transfer from the Edmonton Humane Society and we were told his owner who he was with for 20 years has sadly passed away. Curtis is looking for a loving home to spend the rest of his life at. He has a great vocabulary, no bad words that we have noticed yet. He is a good eater, will step up 80% of the time (which we are sure this percentage will go up when he is comfortable with his people.) He can be loud, so apartment and townhouse living is not recommended for him.
Champ is an adoptable World Parrot Refuge Quaker. He is a very sweet little guy but can guard his cage if you do not let him come out on his own terms. He steps up, cuddles and is quite a nice little bird. He can be noisy (as Quakers are), so apartment or townhouse living probably wouldn't be a good place for him. Champ is a special needs bird, his left back toe stays forward making perching a bit challenging, other than that he gets along quite well.
Includes non-refundable donation to Greyhaven.
Splash is a cockatoo that we took in from the World Parrot Refuge in BC. He is a solid cockatoo that will let you pet him and he steps up when he chooses. He takes treats nicely and loves showers. We haven't started working with him too much yet, but we do feel he will make a great companion to the right family. His adoption fee includes a non-refundable donation to Greyhaven.
Periodically, we are asked to hand raise baby birds. When old enough, these are also available for adoption. To see birds that may be available, click here.
One baby hatched Christmas Day 2016 and the other we don't know as he was an abandoned evacuee from the Ft. Mac Fires in May 2016. Neither one is really tame, the baby was parent raised and may possibly come around with a little time and patience. Both are very entertaining to watch.
Fellipe is a little blue budgie who lost his mate a little while back, he was brought to us with the hopes of finding a good home with another little buddy for him. He has stepped up for us but he is free flighted in our small-bird room and he now he has been mingling with the cockatiels and hasn't stepped up since because we don't force them to come to us if they don't want to :)
Thing 1 and Thing 2 are a bonded pair of Pionus parrots that came to us from the World Parrot Refuge/Greyhaven in BC, Canada. We don't have any history on these guys except the age of one of them.
We have not started working with these guys yet, one has the potential to be nice, the other is protective of his space.
Adoption fee includes a non-refundable donation to Greyhaven
Phoenix and Ryker are a pair of amazon buddies that came from the World Parrot Refuge. Phoenix came to us with no feathers but he's trying very hard to let them grow back. He may never get there, but he's definitely trying. He needs to get adopted with his BFF Ryker (a fully feathered orange winged amazon) as they get very stressed if they don't know where each other is. Adoption includes a non refundable donation to Greyhaven
Please scroll up and read above for description of this pair. This one is Romanov and the other one above is his mate Mary Janee
This is Newton, Figgy is pictured below. They are a bonded pair of skin showing Senegals from the World Parrot Refuge in BC. Figgy is really nice, Newton is fearful but has never bitten, she would rather fly away than to attack. With time and patience we believe she will warm up to her new parronts, she just needs to understand that noone is there to hurt her.