971A Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7
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.
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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These 2 conures have severely splayed legs and are very wild. An ideal home for them would be a house, not an apartment or condo as they can have a high pitched squeak. An ideal family would be a quiet family with older children (or no children) who have no expectations of living with a tame cuddly bird. These birds cannot perch, but they are very acrobatic. If you are looking to provide a safe home for a pair of birds that won't repay you in cuddly love but they will repay you in entertainment as they interact with themselves and their environment, these two are the pair for you.
This little dude was a transfer from the EHS, he was found outside at the end of January and suffered frost bite and lost some toes on the one foot. Other than the foot issues he's in great spirits, super friendly and quite a lovely babe. The name he was given at the EHS was Peaches, but since we've had a few peaches in care we decided to change it to Vanilla Ice. Once his little toes are fully healed and he gets vet clearance he will be available to adopt.
We have 2 pairs of Blue and Grey Indian Ringnecks. (blue male, grey female AND blue female, grey male)
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.
Dolly is a very sensitive African Grey with feather destructive behavior and a beak that will require regular filing. She is very scared of change, fast movements, new people and other things. She will require a calm understanding household with no small children or other animals. She needs a patient, quiet person that she can get to know and feel comfortable with.
Bio to follow when we know more about them.
They came from a hoarding situation, they have been treated for mites and a fungal infection. They received vitamin A and D injections and had nasal flushes.
This sweetheart is a mature Senegal with a great personality. He is social, loyal, extremely chatty and loves swinging on his swing or hanging out on your shoulder. He does not get along with other birds however he does get along with most people. He had a little feather destructive behavior previous to arriving here, however he is not plucking at all anymore.
We have 3 cockatiels that came to us from a hoard in November. They have been treated with Nyastatin, Scatt, Vitamins A and D injections and they all had a nasal flush. They are in good health now. 1 is believed to be a senior and doesn't look as pretty as the rest (missing some feathers on their head) but they have been given the clear to be adopted. (The senior birds adoption fee is by donation). All 3 are not tame.
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.
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.
E;mo 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.
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
Manu and Too are a bonded pair of Blue and Gold Macaws. Both were previous residents of the now closed World Parrot Refuge in BC. Manu was a resident of Alberta and made her way to the refuge where she met and fell in love with Too. When the refuge shut down Manu's former owner was contacted and were asked if they wanted to take her back with her new boyfriend and they agreed. After a couple years of being well cared for and loved in their home it was decided that they needed to find a new loving home. Both birds are able to be handled (it's easier to handle them when they aren't together) however Too is a little more headstrong and will take some getting used to. Both birds step up on dowels for easier transport
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.
We have 2 Kakarikis available to adopt. They are bonded friends. The lutino is semi tame while the green one is not tame whatsoever. They must be adopted as a pair as they really love each other very much and it would be cruel to separate them at this stage. They are quiet and the lutino does have a favorite sentence that he says quite regularily. They would be suitable for apartment living and they bring lots of life into any home.
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.
We have a bonded pair of budgies available to adopt, They have beautiful chatters and are fun to watch, they don't like to handled as they are untame, so their new home has to be understanding and patient with them if the are planning on trying to tame them down.
Basil was raised in a classroom for many years until the school no longer allowed animals. He then went to a student's home and lived there for around 15 years. His former owner could no longer devote the time he needs anymore so he was brought into care. Basil is QUIET considering he's an Amazon. He steps up, he talks, is a good eater and loves a good bath!