Rehoming & Fostering with SPR

Rehoming Your Bird

When people ask for our help with taking in and caring for their bird/s we ask them to sign a legally binding document that transfers ownership from themselves to Safehaven Parrot Refuge.

Safehaven will then always own this bird, never the carer, but when we place a parrot into a home we want this to be a permanent home for life.

If for some reason, the guardians are unable to carry on taking care of the parrot, the bird will come back into Safehaven and another suitable home will be found.


The only reason we would remove a bird from a foster home is if we thought it was not being cared for in a suitable and responsible manner.

We promise people who donate their bird/s to Safehaven,

  • that we will never sell their bird/s.

  • Put the bird/s into a forced breeding situation

  • Loan their bird/s to a breeder; Sell any young that their bird/s may produce from a voluntary mating situation

  • Exploit any bird in our care

  • Always ensure that their bird/s have the best possible home for the rest of its life.


If a donor wishes to keep in touch, to see how their parrot is doing, this is always welcome. if there are any questions about the parrot, who better to ask, than the previous owner! The new guardian must agree to this when they sign a legally binding re-homing agreement.

We ask the donor to let us have as much information about their parrot as possible, what type of diet, routine, if it is frightened of anything, these questions enable us to get a good picture of the personality of the bird and helps us select the right home. For example, if we have a parrot that has been happy and content in its original home but is a bit nervous, only used to maybe one or two people, then we would not place it in a home that is extremely busy, with adults, children plus other pets rushing about. This can work the other way too. A parrot that has been happy in a busy household would most probably not like a very quiet home.

All parrots have their own individual needs for a happy and content life.

If you feel that, for whatever reason, you would like us to help you in finding a new home for your parrot/s, please use the button below to get in touch with us or call us on 01684 850466, we will be happy to help you.

Becoming a foster carer

When people wish to offer a home to a Safehaven parrot, they first of all have to become a member.

A questionnaire is sent to them. It is intentionally comprehensive to assist us in gauging their knowledge of parrot keeping, previous experience is not essential as everyone has to start somewhere, but we would like to know that you have some idea of what you are proposing to take on, parrot temperaments vary by species. Large Macaws or Cockatoos, can be very demanding birds!!

The information gathered all helps us build up a picture and make sure that we place the parrot/s in the right sort of home.

A great deal of time is given to selecting the right home, as too many of these birds, sadly, get pushed from pillar to post and this is really detrimental to the parrots psychological welfare. They need stability in their lives. If you think that you could be a suitable Parrot guardian then please ring and have a chat with us at Safehaven.

8 Hillend Close, Twyning, Tewkesbury. GL20 6DS

Registered charity number 1075873 

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