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BOPS understands that there are many reasons why a parrot must be surrendered and has an open admission policy of accepting all birds regardless of health (barring certain flock-endangering diseases), species, age and behavioral issues.

If you have found yourself in the challenging position of having to surrender your parrot, we’ll work with you to ensure the best possible solution for you and your bird. Many of our parrots have permanent residency at our sanctuary, but please note that we may be able to help you keep your bird at home—or there may be adoption/ re-homing options that we can provide for friendly birds that would do well in a home.


When surrendering a parrot, the first step is to contact us.

Please complete a surrender inquiry by clicking the button below. After reviewing your inquiry, a member of the BOPS team will email (or call) you to discuss your bird and explain to you who we are and how we work.

All new parrots must be tested and receive a complete physical exam (including weighing), fecal and blood chemistries. We test for Psittacine, Beak and Feather disease, Polyoma and Chlamydia (Psittacosis).

There is a placement fee that we will discuss when we reach out to you.


It’s a rare occurrence, but we have had contact from individuals that have found a stray parrot. As this parrot may have been displaced from its home, you should immediately contact your local animal control facility to see if a report was filed matching the description of the parrot.

Check to see if an owner has filed a lost pet report on any local lost pet forums, and other sites such as Craigslist and 9-1-1 Parrot Alert

If you do not find any missing bird information, please submit a Stray Parrot Assistance Request by clicking the button below.

We will hold the parrot in quarantine for the state-mandated five days to provide its owner time to locate it. Our team will search online and call around as well to help find its owner. If the owner is not located and the parrot is a candidate for placement, we will proceed with finding it a new home after a 30-day quarantine has passed.

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100% of your tax-deductible donation goes towards shelter, food and medical care for the birds.


Phone: 727.366.9997

17020 Water Line Rd
Bradenton FL 34212

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