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Rehoming Your Bird

The Parrot Rescue Centre does not provide the “resale” of parrots; we are designed exclusively to cater for parrots with legitimate rehoming needs.

We will either try to help you find a new home for your bird/s or refer you to another facility that can help in your area. ​

​Each parrot's individual needs will be assessed by us to ensure that your bird is rehomed into the correct environment.

We place adopted parrots in a safe and caring environment with dedicated carers who understand the needs and requirements of parrots. 

We have created a strict set of criteria and application standards for Adoptee's to help care for your birds best interests. This enables us to ensure that your bird will be rehomed to someone that has the knowledge, experience and dedication to keep your parrot forever. 

The below process is for pet parrot owners requiring rehoming of their bird, if you have a bird you have found and it has been in your care less than 6 months, please go to our Contact us page and read Lost & Found info under Top 7 Questions.  If you have had a found bird in your care for over 6 months please see info below.​

The next steps for Rehoming your pet parrot through the PRC are outlined below:


Stage 1: Critical Evaluation & Reflection...


  • Before you make a final decision to rehome your parrot it is advised that you sit down with your family or other members of your household and critically reflect on the decision to relinquish your parrot. Make a list of the reasons why you feel you can no longer keep your parrot and assure yourself that you are in the process of making a decision that is truly in the best interests of the bird. After reflection you may feel that the issues you are facing primarily revolve around the behaviour of the parrot. In such circumstances we advise that you consider `Stage 2’ of our process and let’s see if we can help you work through issues and concerns that may be contributing to your interest in surrendering. 

  • In cases where a change of living circumstances, health concerns or an incapacity to care for your parrot are evident then you can proceed to `Stage 3’.


Stage 2: Support Access

  • After you have reflected on your situation you may feel it is worth one last effort to work through behaviour and/or care issues you have with your parrot.

  • We have educational resources in place right here on our website that will help you work through your situation, see our Educational Articles & FAQ pages

  • There are Parrot Behaviour Consultants who may be able to come to you for an in-home consultation or arrange a phone consultation to address specific areas of support you require. These are fee paying services, but it should be considered a minimal investment in seeking potential long-term solutions. For more information on our recommended behaviour consultants please contact us.

  • If you would like further direction on which books and articles we recommend for parrot behaviour advice then contact us. 

  • If you feel that you would like to continue with rehoming your bird then see options below. 

  • We firstly suggest you try to find a home yourself via the Trading Post, Gumtree, Australian Pet Link, The Pet Directory or Facebook bird groups.

  • If you are in a position which makes it difficult for you to rehome your bird yourself then please proceed to Stage 3. Please note due to limited staff and time we are not able to process all applications. 

  • If your situation is urgent then please contact the RSPCA or Animal Welfare League.


Stage 3: Applying for Rehoming

  • Send us detailed information about why you have to rehome your bird, your bird's name, species, age, general behaviour information and a clear photo of your bird. 

  • Once we receive your information we will assess whether we are able to help you find a home and provide options, if we cannot help then we will try and refer you to another facility that may be able to help. 

  • Please read details below and then click the green button to send us your rehoming information 

Our Rehoming service is run Part Time and Online only (NO phone or physical consultations available. All questions need to be emailed). 

Emails and application forms will be checked and processed between 1pm to 3pm Tuesday to Thursday only. 

Closed Public Holidays and during other times. 

There may be delays in reply of up to 3 of the above business days.

 FAQ: Additional Frequently Asked Questions about Rehoming can be found on the following link and then scroll down the page to the heading Rehoming Click here.


"Many have forgotten this truth but you must not forget it. We remain responsible forever for what we have tamed"  Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

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