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 beautiful shaft tail finches, one is pictured and the other one is white with a beige bib. They are lovely birds that make very pretty peeps. Perfect for apartment living.
971A Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7
Sweet but nervous Caique. Full of personality, fun like a puppy, and gentle. Has feather destructive behaviors, we are hoping that she lets her new feathers stay!
-Update - Smarties has grown back almost all her feathers except for a very tiny patch under her right wing, but we do see pin feathers in there so she might be letting those come in as well. She gets along with other birds for the most part, however supervision is ALWAYS recommended when introducing birds, especially smaller ones than her.
We have a bonded pair of Java finches and a couple of their babies and a couple pure white ones available to adopt. The white ones would do best in an aviary with only other java finches as they are a bit of a bully to other birds.
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.
These two little turkeys came into care because their former guardian was unable to bring them to their new residence. Cheeko the normal green cheek and Pina is the pineapple conure. They both step up however Cheeko is more venturous and is more inclined to stay with you for longer periods of time, Pina is definitely more shy, but does come around when he's comfortable with you.
Brother and sister but bonded. Normally we separate siblings but these two call for each other and are very stressed when separated. Untame, not good with other birds. They make beautiful noises and are quiet enough for apartment living.
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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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.
Sammy is a girl who knows what she wants, she will not put up with being pushed around. Sammy and the staff at Meika's are working hard on target training and Sammy is picking it up very nicely. We hope to gain her trust enough to not have her bite after she steps up. Right now, she is a hands-off parrot.
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.
This little angel is not tame (tries to flee every time a hand is presented) but doesn't attack when cleaning or changing his food. He gets along with other cockatiels and would do well in a patient home or a home with other cockatiel friends.
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.
He's Back, He's fluffy and he's Cricket! Cricket is a transfer from the former World Parrot Refuge on Vancouver Island. He has been adopted and returned one year later as the relationship changed between him and his primary care giver.
Various zebra finches...males females, black cheeks, orange cheeks, cresteds and non crested whites and regulars.
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.
This dorky beauty was a transfer from the EHS. She's a funny looking pigeon who has VERY feathery feet, a very tiny beak and big eyes in relation to her little head. She's friendly enough however she isn't tame.
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.
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.