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Adoption Information:

Because most of our birds are in private homes, they are only able to receive visitors by appointment. This is set up after an application has been filled out and a home visit performed. We bring our birds out as often as possible to adoption events to allow the public to see them and you can set up an appointment to visit them at our facility at 9010 Rosehill Road Lenexa, KS 66215 by calling or emailing us. If you would like to know where we will be taking them, please check our events calendar.

Although we desperately want to see our "homeless" birds find good homes, we have to be picky. Changing homes is very stressful for parrots. In order to prevent this from recurring, BNW has set up strict criteria for bird adoption. These criteria require attendance at our Basic Bird Care 101 training class prior to adoption. The requirements for adoption are as follows:

1. An adopter must fill out and send in an adoption application with a copy of your DL or other ID.
2. Be willing to open your home for a home visit from one our members (small birds excluded).
3.
Must attend a live class "Bird Care 101 Training Class", see the details below
(small birds excluded). The class is available approximately once a month in our facility, usually on the 2nd Sunday at 3 pm. These are listed on our calander
4. The adopter must pay BNW a pre-set adoption fee. Fees are set by our Board of Directors. Beak n Wings is not a source to acquire free or low-cost animals. The adoption fees we charge help us defray costs we incur when providing for the birds in our care. Our volunteers receive no pay.
5. While financial status is not the primary issue in adoption, a source of income is required for adoption to assure BNW that the adopted bird can be provided for and taken to an avian veterinarian for basic health care.
6. After adoption, the adopter must allow a follow up home visit from one of our rescue/adoption staff 2-3 months after adoption is complete.
7. The adopter must understand that they will be required to sign an Adoption Contract. This is a legal and binding document and will be acted upon if the rules of adoption are not followed.

 

***BNW reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone.***



 

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Our Statistics

Number of birds we have taken in to re-home:
 
2003 = 58
2004 = 124
2005 = 110
2006 = 200
2007 = 177
2008 = 164
2009 = 210
2010 = 64
2011 = 142
2012 = 100
2013 = 106
 
Total to date = 1455
Finch to Macaws
 
Updated 1/7/14

 

To Be A Foster Care Provider....

It has been said that “The eyes are the mirror to the soul” what does your foster bird see when he or she looks into your eyes? Next and this is of the upmost importance what do we see when we look into the eyes of our feathered companion. Fostering a bird that has been given up for adoption can be a massive and difficult undertaking. We must ask ourselves are we up to the task? The birds we are fostering have sometimes been passed along from one home to another, when we look into their eyes do you see mistrust or uncertainty.
When we foster a bird that has lost his or her human companion through death what do we see in their eyes, can it be fear or confusion? Can we find the time these intelligent and fragile creatures require to once again feel loved and to help them develop a sense of I belong here! When a bird begins the difficult journey of once again trusting and allowing a human companion into their heart and world are we willing to sacrifice our emotions and fears to help them overcome theirs? When we are ready to take that first step and decide we would like to foster a bird we should first read up on the species we are considering to bring into our home, evaluate and re-evaluate the reason(s) we are motivated to take on this responsibility, and finally do we have the time and patience to take on the task at hand. I know first hand that even taking a nip or two can make us wonder am I doing the right thing! But only time will tell if your efforts are working towards a mutual relationship of trust and love. The end rewards are what make it all worth the effort and time, so what will our feathered friend see when they into your eyes? And what will we see when we look into theirs. Fostering a bird can and will be one of the most rewarding things we can do in our lives, and if we can bring some peace and stability into their lives it will make it easier for someone to adopt and enjoy a relationship with our feathered friend. Beak N Wings, with the support of its officers, volunteers and members allows you to see these birds first hand and to learn what their positive and not so positive attributes are. Join the club and be part of the solution of restoring love and trust back into these beautiful and sensitive friends of ours. Become a foster care provider, the rewards will be unbelievable.

Fred Venuti
Beak N Wings member

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