Rio is back in care. Her story, as far as we know, is that she was purchased from a breeder for a parent. The parent could no longer look after her so she went to the adult children. The adult children were not in a position to care for her and she came here. From here she got adopted in February and she bonded with the father, but that wasn't who she was supposed to bond with in the family so she came back again. Rio is still looking for someone to love, she is a nice bird and will step up. She's a good talker but she does say 1 swear word. If you would like to meet her, she is excited to meet you, stop by Meika's Bird House and see if she could be a match for you!
4 beautiful cut throat finches are available to adopt. They cannot be bred together as they are all from the same clutch. Beautiful song, hardy finches, lovely birds.
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.
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
We have a nice little green cheek conure available to adopt, she came to us from the Animal Care and Control Center in May 2019. She didn't come with a name however she does say "Hi Kiki, kiki, kiki" So that's what we're calling her. :) She's looking for a home to call her own, she does get along with other birds (lovebirds, cockatiels and other small parrots) but supervision is always recommended when 2 parrots play together.
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.
Dolly is a very sensitive African Grey with feather destructive behavior and a beak that will over grow if she is not fed a good diet. 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. She does step up and is quite sweet when given the chance to come out of her shell
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 whistling marvel came to us from the Animal Care and Control Center. He came to us without a name and we haven't found a name yet that suits him. He loves to serenade you on your shoulder with his whistles and he's picky about what other birds he likes. He doesn't attack other birds, but he hisses at them.
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.
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 3 female budgies available to adopt. They all get along well together, however they can squabble periodically. They get along in a mixed aviary.
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
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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.
Cha-cha is a typical clowny caique. She's got a bit of a vocabulary, steps up nicely and enjoys a good head scritch and tummy tickle on her terms. She loves to surf on terry towels and is quite energetic when she plays. She does have feather destructive behaviors and does well on a pellet with no corn or soy. She can have bad days and bite if she doesn't get her way, as most parrots do, but typically she is a great bird.
This little guy came to us from the Animal Care and Control Center in May 2019. He has the potential to be a good companion for people or for another lovebird. He gets along with all kinds of other birds (cockatiels, Lovebirds, Linnies, Red Rumps, Budgies, and even conures) so would do well is a mixed aviary setting. He isn't hand tame, however with routine, patience and treats he does land on your head or shoulder for visits.
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.
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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