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 little guy is semi tame, flies around if nervous, but once comfortable and ESPECIALLY if you have millet he comes right to you and stays with you :) Very lovely soul.
This little devil loves to romance himself, is a good wolf whistler and can step up if you spend a lot of time earning his trust and letting the relationship develop at his speed. He loves millet and will land on your head when he doesn't feel threatened.
This little guy is a misunderstood fella. He doesn't like hands, doesn't step up, will attack your hand even if you are just trying to change his food. He doesn't like other cockatiels and would do best in a home that respects his space and has no expectations of him ever being tame.
Edwin along with 2 other doves are looking for homes to call their own. If you are looking to add life in your home without the screaming or biting that parrots often give, a dove might be something to consider. We have a single white colored dove and 2 single brown colored doves. Doves can be trained and can follow you around the house. They are social and get along well with other gentle birds. They like to fly whenever possible and could live peacefully with finches, cockatiels, certain budgies and other small Australian grass parakeets. These birds would be suitable for young gentle children and in an apartment or townhouse as they are not loud.
Buddy is a beautiful amazon parrot who would do well in an all adult home. He can be noisy if something is bothering him and he can attack quickly if you are not paying attention to his very clear body language. Buddy is suitable for an experienced home only.
Elmo came to us in a state of emergency. He was rescued from a burning building and survived a house fire. We were told the owners have been considering surrendering him as he was not happy with the other pets in the home and the fire was the push they needed to make that decision. Elmo has the capability of being a nice bird, however he gets very jealous and does bite as he gets to know you. He is a French speaking bird, so if you are up on your French you have a shoe in the door with him.
We have 2 Java Finches hatched in September 2019, They are normal colors and we have 1 white java finch (suspected female) hatched in 2017. The white one would do best in an aviary with only other java finches as she is a bit of a bully to other birds. They can be adopted together or separate...They should not be bred as they are all related.
Zebra finches: 2 males orange cheeks, 1 black cheek male (handicapped), 1 white crested female.
Regular Orange cheek Zebras $5
Crested white Zebra $20 (Female)
Crested Black Cheek $20
The photo is from previous finches we have had in care....if you would like to see the finches we have, please stop by Meika's Bird House.
This gorgeous lutino cockatiel is looking for a home either with or without a friend. He gets along with other cockatiels and isn't tame.
Very Chatty, dances, meows. She seems to gravitate towards women. She's quite funny.
Doesn't always step up when asked. Enjoys head scritches on her terms.
Oscar is a bird that was abandoned to a foster home over 10 years ago. He was nice to the gentleman in the house until he served his country and came home. Oscar never forgave. He likes sunflower seeds, so we are working at developing trust through treats so we can establish a relationship with him.
We have a pair of Blue and Grey Indian Ringnecks. blue female, grey male - not the ones in the picture
These were breeders in their previous home, they are wild, scared of people but love each other very much. Where one goes the other must follow, they preen each other, sleep next to each other and get stressed when separated.
These 3 friends must stay together. They are all very friendly and sweet. Gramma (the lutino) is an older bird, she does have cataracts in her eyes.
971A Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7
Sweet little guy , does step up, and is quite friendly. Macho was surrendered because a new member of his family was allergic to the dander he produces.
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 the toys and favourite items the bird has grown accustomed to. We also provide a current health certificate, and microchip most birds before they leave our care.
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.
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 summer 2017. 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.