Here are a few of the birds that have successfully found new homes through our adoption program. If you have adopted a bird through our society and would like us to post their story here, please send photo(s) and a story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coco is a young lovebird about 4 years old. He has just moved into his third home due to his last family having health issues. His new home already has a lovebird who was adopted from the BCEBS and now both are in a loving home and chatting to each other. Both birds have their own personalities where Egg is more aggressive, Coco is the complete opposite very hand able and cuddly.
Meet Zen, he is another of the birds who was kept in his home until we found him a home. He is now in a great home and loved. He has become an incredible member of the family, even loves the one who is afraid of birds. These little guys are amazing. He also has a small vocabulary.
Pickles, or Mr. Pickles is one sassy little Green Cheeked Conure. He is part of the new direction the BCEBS is working on to keep birds in their homes until a new home is found.
Mr. Pickles has found a great home in the interior of BC. His new owner and he have made a remarkable bond as they are now so close her husband has to fight with Pickles for his wife’s attention.
Orville is an older grey and had medical issues which have been taken care of. He was adopted by a great family and now has become the mainstay of their business. Everyone who ventures into the business must say hello to him and he has become a more attentive bird with letting people scratch his head, but be aware he can still bite.
It seems like every lovebird that arrives to the BCEBS is called Kiwi. Kiwi is a very hands on bird and was adopted to a great family who will be a great fit and keep the kids entertained. He has very bright colours and likes to talk back (in his language) if you speak to him.
Chico came in with some health issue, namely a hernia which was treated and now he can live out his years without the pain. We believe Chico is in his thirties. And don’t have any of his history. He was moved to a second home to which he really has settled very well along and come out of his shell with his new flock which consists of another amazon, caique and others.
Hunny Bunny and Freedy
These two lovely and friendly Indian Ringnecks came to us and put into a foster home who fell in love with them.
When they arrived it was believed they were a male and female pair, but since both have molted and found they are both males.
They’re new home is full of love and other birds. And on occasion Hunny-Bunny frequents some of the events the BCEBS takes part in.
Amazon came to us from a good family who could not keep her any more, at the time she was 15 years old and spent almost a year in our care. At the 2017 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair we met a couple who was interested in her. They came by, met her and there was a special bond. She speaks two languages and is a pretty amazing bird.
Today Amazon who is now called Bella, since it’s a word she does say frequently spends her days in the company of her new family. It took some time to overcome some trust issues but she has settled in very well. They go everywhere together and spends a lot of time visiting new friends in the local park.
Grinch is a 17 year old male Severe Macaw. He loves playing with his wiffle ball and eating carrots. Despite having only one wing, he has an amazing personality and loves cuddles.
Grinch was adopted in November 2016. His new family had the following to say "Honestly I took grinch on as a foster. Dead set that I was not adopting. I wanted to foster and help him find the right family to love him so he never had to go through this kind of loss again. As soon as I met him. I knew he came to me for a reason. No foster has ever made me feel the way he has. Grinch needed a home. And I needed Grinch to help me focus on the good things in life. I didn't realize this until after a couple days when I was sitting on my couch and he was laying on his side on my lap holding my finger and playing. He was purring and cooing and he looked at me and fluffed up his head so big. I knew. Right then. My partner looked over at Grinch and I and said " that birds not going anywhere. " lol. And he was right. I knew it right then.
He was brought to me by fate. I needed him just as much as he needed me. Everything happens for a reason. And this guy came into my life exactly when I needed him to. It was fate. How can you fight that?
Give a rescue a chance. They are so worth it. So very worth it. It is rewarding to give a new life to a parrot that has lost everything."
Azure is a 25 year old Umbrella Cockatoo. She loves all her toys and eating spaghetti.
Azure was adopted in August 2016. Her new family had the following to say "she is the most loving, cuddly pet I have ever had. She keeps me entertained. We love giving animals a second chance and wanted to add a cockatoo to our family. Thank you so much for bringing this blessing into my life"
Gilley is a 40 year old female Meyer's Parrot. She's quite old and doesn't play much, but she does like to climb around a lot in search of seed. She is quite friendly and anyone can handle her.
Gilley was adopted in June 2016. Her new family had the following to say "Opening our home to a geriatric bird was a great decision. She amuses us with her food pirating ways and we really like that she is laid back and a good fit with our home."
Peep is a 7 year old female Parrotlet. She loves playing with hair when it's up, and eating her pellets. She isn't afraid of anything.
Peep was adopted in February 2016. Her new family had the following to say "I didn't originally want to adopt a bird, I was fostering and offered to foster her big brother a conure, no one stepped up to foster her so she came along. I fell in love with her feisty personality and her belligerent antics."
Kiwi is a male Peachface Lovebird. He loves his bell and eating millet.
Kiwi was adopted in 2014. His new family had the following to say "My daughter wanted to adopt a bird that needed a family. She decided on kiwi. He is a blessing and I'm glad we gave him a chance."
Charlie (a double yellow headed amazon) born in 1994 originally named “Green Chicken” came to us in the summer of 2012 after spending 18 years with her first family. They couldn’t look after her any more due to health reasons, where she became neglected and started to pluck and that’s when they decided it was time for a new home. We have been able to bring her back to full feather and is a pleasant addition to our family. She has become the BCEBS mascot for what she has been through and shows how our members are committed to looking after the birds in their care.
Sidney (Blue and Gold Macaw) born in 1988 came to us in December of 2013. He has an interesting past. His first owner passed away when he was around five years old, then spent the next twenty years with his second family, but with changes in the family dynamics, he came to us.
We are working on his diet with hopes he will grow his feathers back. He is very talented and entertaining.
Casper is a male Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. He has been through the BCEBS adoption program twice. His first adoption family loved him so much that after a death in the family, they thought it was best for Casper to be re-homed. He enjoys playing with anything he knows he's not supposed to have, and eating Doritos, pasta, and computer keyboards.
Casper was adopted to his current home in February 2012. His new family had the following to say "We fell in love with Casper the first time we met him at a meeting. We knew with his personality he would fit right in. We just love Casper although he can be a real challenge. He is one of the most intelligent birds I have ever met and he knows how to get your attention, he has a remarkable vocabulary and knows how and when to use certain sounds and words to get what he wants. PS he has a potty mouth and isn't afraid to show it off!"