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.
In care since February 2016
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.
*In care since April 2015
Chewy is a nice umbrella cockatoo. As with all cockatoos she can be noisy and dusty. She tends to prefer females, but has stepped up for a few males that interact with her. She's quite comical, energetic and has a cute vocabulary.
These two were adopted however did not meet the expectations of their family and came back into care. These two do step up on both a wooden dowel and your hand. They have a bit of a vocabulary and can be great companions if you have lots of love and patience to give.
We have 2 young lovebirds, both were hand fed babies. One was at the store for a few months and got timid of people so she would do well in a quiet home, perhaps with another lovebird friend. The other stayed at the house and is quite friendly, he will fly to you and land on your head and eat from your hand. They are hybrid lovebirds (parents are: peach faced lovebird and Fischers Lovebird). They have not gone through their first molt yet so their colors aren't as vibrant as the one pictured, but they will grow up to look like this one. (the one in this photo is an older sibling from a clutch the parents had a couple years ago.)
Phoenix is an amazon who came from the world parrot refuge in BC. He was transferred over by Greyhaven in 2016 and was adopted last year. Due to unforseen circumstances Phoenix needed to come back into care and is now looking for another great home to call his own. He can step up on a dowel perch however he is not tame. He does make noise, but considering he is an amazon, it isn't as loud as most amazons are.
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 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.
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Figgy and Newton 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 know she will warm up to her new parronts, she just needs to understand that noone is there to hurt her. They are looking for a family with patience, understanding and who are ok with some high pitched noises from time to time welcoming you to the room. Figgy and Newton have been in care since November 2016
The Kakariki we have is the one pictured here. He is one of the babies we hand fed last year. Ideally he would be best suited in a home with no other birds as he had to be separated from the flock because he was chasing all the other birds off every food dish. Kakarikis have fun noises, are energetic and not terribly destructive like larger birds. Kakarikis would be suitable for apartment living.
In care since April 2017
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.
All white zebra finches, 17 in total. ages unknown. some pick on other and are missing some feathers. all mite treated
Jasmine needs time and patience and you need to earn her trust slowly. Jasmine just arrived a few short days ago and we are just getting to know her. She does step up on a stick most times, we are working with her to get her to step up voluntarily. She is capable of having affectionate relationships, however SHE needs to make the decision to like you.
Zuri came to us a few years ago as a surrender from a veterinary clinic who contacted us as her original owner had asked them to euthanize her because she was leaving the country. Zuri is in perfect health and did not deserve to be euthanized for that reason so we took her in. She was adopted by a young family who kept her for about 2 years and recently got surrendered again as they were no longer able to care for her. She prefers males, and we would lean towards saying Zuri is a one person bird, meaning she will be more tactile and "loving" to one person over any other family members.
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.
Matilda is a chatty African Grey who has a beautiful female voice that speaks with an Eastern European accent. She is fairly nice for an African Grey. Will step up most of the time, however she can bite if you try and take her out of the cage if she is not ready.
We only have the one on the right available now, her friend Metta has been adopted. She is untame and very flighty. She came to use from a breeding situation and is quite frightened of people but comfortable and happy when left to do her own thing. Very Beautiful bird, she would do well in a home that has no expectations of her.
In care since June 2017
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Beautiful little birds with a nice noises. Good for apartment living. Hardy birds. Not recommended to be put in with smaller finches.
Clyde is a special case. We don't have very much information on his past other than he was a former World Parrot Refuge resident. Clyde is extremely fearful of anything and everything. He has been in care since December 2017 and has not made any major progress with regards to trusting people. He thrashes around the cage if you just happen to walk by. When he is let out, he runs and hides in every small awkward hard to reach place he can find. There is definitely some kind of trauma he has suffered in his past, it is very clear. He is (or was - i haven't seen him pull any out since he's been here) a feather plucker, we don't believe his feathers will ever come back as there is follicle damage. He responds well to playing peek a boo of all things...but he is mostly comfortable watching people interact with other birds in the house and not him. He does love his toys.