Weather 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.
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.
Update, Beaky now steps up more often than not, she is better at stepping up while she is out of the cage.
He will step up for you if you have a nice calm personality. Very nice little bird! Cannot be separated from Newton.
Hendrix is a high strung Senegal with lots of nervous behaviors. In his previous home he had broken a blood feather in his wing and was brought to a vet clinic where they had pulled it out. He has had a fear of people ever since this very traumatic experience. Hendrix, has his good days and his bad days. He would do well in a home with no birds or one other bird. We feel he would do well in a quiet household with someone who has a calm disposition, a quiet voice and lots of patience. Hendrix can step up, but his first instinct is always to fly away. He requires lots of bribing.
We have 8 cockatiels various unknown ages.
All are wild except for a select couple that are more workable than the others. They have a beautiful whistle and are looking for a nice companion be it another cockatiel or a very understanding human.
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.
Bright, energetic, fun loving bird that loves to play and take baths. Likes to explore everything and loves bright shiny jewelry.
Feizi was adopted a few months ago, however she did come back into care due to only getting along with the females in the household.
Special considerations: special dietary needs, much messier than a typical parrot, can produce a high pitched noise at times.
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.
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.
When this little guy was surrendered he didn't have a feather from the neck down (we have some before pictures posted on our facebook page Meika's Safehouse). His diet, we believe was the major contributor to his self destructive tendencies. While we don't feel like he is completely out of the woods with respect to plucking, we feel he has drastically improved.
He has a cute little vocabulary, he makes noise, but he is not overly loud or incessant. He does not like to step up on hands or dowels (he will run away), but we are working with him.
We have 1 sun conure still waiting to find a home to call his own out of the 7 that came from the world parrot refuge in BC. He isn't tame so he is looking for someone with lots of love, and patience to give. He likes his space and can get along well with other birds (mainly conures).
S2 and S3 are a lovely pair of Senegals that came from the World Parrot Refuge in BC, They both step up (one more redily that the other, but the other does step up.) They are quiet parrots although they do make some noise as all birds do. The "male" tolerates head scritches once he has developed trust with you. Aoption fee 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
A bird rehabilitation and re-homing 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 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 re-homing.
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.
To download our adoption application form and guidelines, click here.
To donate to Meika's Safehouse, click here.
We had loads and loads of lovebirds that came to us from an estate this past summer. These guys were all in a large flight with many breeding boxes, some boxes had babies (We separated 4 babies and we hand fed them for their last couple weeks of weaning.) Out of 20+ lovebirds we have only 5 left. The one pictured is a pied lovebird that was being picked on by the group so we had to separate him. We have 2 that are tame, 1 untame and one bonded pair. If you are looking for a partner for your bird or a little bit of life added to your home, maybe a lovebird pair or single might be right for you.
We have 1 wild Indian Ringneck that came to us from an estate last summer. She is a Juvenile (less than 3 years old) and we only suspect she is a female as we have not done a dna test on her.
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.
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.
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
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.
This ridiculously adorable Kakariki has the cutest voice when he says "don't be stupid, stupid". He is full of energy, flighty, takes treats out of your hand, loves bathing, almonds and playing with any and every toy.
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.
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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.
We have 2 bonded Kakariki parrots. They are male and female and have produced at least 2 clutches of babies that we know of. They are wild but fun birds to have around. They aren't loud, in fact they have a really unique kind of chip about them.
They are energetic, good eaters and are really nice looking birds.
We have 4 hand fed baby kakarikis as well (scroll to the bottom and click the "babies" link to view and read up on the ones we have in care)
Here's what we know
These two were paired up in the place where they came from. They were from an estate we took in a bunch of birds from this past summer. The female is a mixture between a yellow and blue indian ringneck and the grey is a solid grey.
They are wild birds who were set to be bred in their previous home. We do not know if they ever had babies in the past.
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?