As the rescue continues to grow, our policies must adapt accordingly. Taking reservations for birds that will be entrusted to our care will enable us to project and thereby ensure our feathered residents receive the quality and continuation of care you would want for them and they so deserve. We currently have over 1,400 birds and we expect the numbers will continue to increase over the next few years. The new parrot habitats now under construction will accommodate the permanent resident birds already here at the rescue, but we also want to look ahead in preparation for meeting the needs of our incoming future residents.
Plans are underway to include additional new habitat areas to handle up to 2,500 birds. At that point, Feathered Friends will be full. For those of you planning to place your birds at the rescue, it is time to make your reservations. We need to have an accurate number for future residents that are scheduled to be here at the rescue. We have set a standard reservation fee based on the size and type of the bird. The advance reservation fees are to insure that the rescue has sufficient vacant space to accept reservations.
Large birds – $5,000.00 (This includes Macaws and large Cockatoos.)
Medium birds – $3,500.00 (This includes small Macaws, Amazons, African Greys and small Cockatoos.)
Small birds – $1,500.00 (This includes Conures, Cockatiels, and similar size birds
These advance fees cover the placement fee and the monthly maintenance fees listed below to maintain your bird or birds placed at the rescue for 1 year. After that time period, the following monthly rates apply:
Macaws and large Cockatoos – Minimum of $100.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Small and med Cockatoos and small Macaws – Minimum $75.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Amazons and African Greys – Minimum $50.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Conures and similar sizes – Minimum $25.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Small birds, Parakeets, Finches, etc. – Minimum $10.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
These fees will guarantee your birds a permanent home here at Feathered Friends. Reservation payments can be made up to 60 months, interest free. This was not an easy decision for the rescue to make, but as the number of incoming birds has grown rapidly over the last 24 months, we feel it is the only fair way of guaranteeing places to people that have claimed that their birds were to be placed here at the rescue in permanent residence upon their demise.
For those wishing to have their bird’s spaces reserved, we will need the following information with your payments:
- Owner’s name, address, and telephone number.
- Type of bird or birds, their name and age, if known, and a picture, if possible.
- Also, any special needs of each bird to be placed at the rescue.
This will allow the rescue to add to the new habitat construction plans to accommodate all future incoming birds. Each reservation will have a folder made for each and every incoming bird containing all of the above information.
With Feathered Friends being set up as a trust for the birds, our Board of Directors have presently designated 5 well- trained personnel to take charge in future years, if needed. As far as the permanent placed birds here now, they already have a reserved space, providing owners continue to pay their bird support. Again, if you fail to maintain payments for a period of 90 days, we will have no choice but to post your bird as adoptable. We regret having to make these decisions, but with the rising cost of bird food, toys, and other operational expenses of the rescue, we just cannot continue to support the birds that you promised to provide for when they were placed here at the rescue.
NO ADVANCED RESERVATIONS FEES
When placing your bird in a permanent residency program, you need to support it with a monthly or annual payment plan. This can be established with your bank, credit card or PayPal.
With hundreds of owners defaulting on support payments for birds that are in permanent residence at the rescue, we find it necessary to make changes to our Permanent Placement Program.
As of September 1, 2016 the rescue has had fixed rates for placing birds here at the rescue.
Macaws and large Cockatoos – $2,500.00 check-in and processing at arrival; Minimum of $100.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Small and med. Cockatoos and small Macaws – $2,200.00 check-in and processing fee at arrival; Minimum $75.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Amazons and African Greys – $900.00 check-in and processing fee at arrival; Minimum $50.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Conure and similar sizes – $250.00 check-in and processing fee at arrival; Minimum $25.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Small birds, Parakeets, Finches, etc. – $25.00 check-in and processing fee at arrival; Minimum $10.00 per month on bank draft or credit card.
Failure to pay the monthly fees will result in your bird(s) being put up for adoption.