Foster homes needed

NYPRs main aim is to ensure that all owners are given the information and support needed to keep their loved parrots at home with them. We do this by offering our free support, but from time to time this is not possible for one reason or another so we are asked to rehome their bird.

When this occurs we need long-term foster homes to offer short term love and care for any parrot that needs it. The foster home will offer a safe and loving home untill NYPR can match the parrot to the new adoptive family.

If you feel that you can help and become a foster home please get in touch either on the main phone number or email us using the contact us page on this site.

Thank you!

Q: Do I need to pay to foster?

A: No. We just ask that you become a supporter, but you can give a donation to help us if you can afford it.

Q: Do I need lots of experience?

A: We try and match the experience of the foster home with the needs of the parrot. We will support you all through your time as a foster home.

Q: Do I need a cage?

A: It would help if you have a cage but if not we can help with this.

Q: How long will I foster a bird for?

A: This depends on how soon the best match can be found for the bird and the adoptive owners. We do not rush as this is when the birds can be moved where they will not be happy. We will keep you in the loop with how the rehomeing process is going.

If this sounds appealing to you, then please email us using the contact page and ask for an Application Form!

Volunteers Needed

NYPR is always in need of volunteers! Prior experience with parrots and/or other birds is helpful but not necessary.

What is necessary is a love and respect for birds, a willingness to learn and the ability to make a commitment. Because parrot rescue organisations do not benefit from the same funding and support as dog and cat shelters we rely heavily on volunteer help.

Volunteers work hard! And because of the complex nature of these intelligent creatures, we invest a great deal of time training a volunteer. For this reason we are not able to accept “casual” help.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Once trained, volunteers must have the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

Volunteers are needed to transport birds and cages, make visits to inspect homes before adoptions can take place.

If this sounds appealing to you, then please email us using the contact page and ask for an Application Form!