Pet Owner Resources

Bird Care & Adoption

Did you know that the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Centers take in and rehome pet birds?  From parakeets and doves to cockatiels and macaws, there are hundreds of birds in need of forever homes surrendered to the MSPCA each year.  Read on to learn more about bird adoption, the special care these small animals require, and promotions and events that may be taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Zeek, a Cherry-headed Conure, was adopted from the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in 2006.  He was 15 years old!

Unlike cats and dogs, few birds are considered domestic animals.  This makes providing for their physical and mental well-being a challege.  Click to read about the reasons birds are surrendered to the MSPCA.

The MSPCA places more than just cats and dogs!  Click the link above to visit Petfinder.com, where we post photos and stories about our many adoptable animals, from hamsters to horses.

Caring for a large African gray parrot requires different responsibilities than caring for a pair of cockatiels.  Click the link above to learn more about the habitat and care needs of common types of pet birds, and who would be the best match for you!

While most birds don't require special medical care, it's a great idea to find a veterinarian in your area who speciliazes in avian medicine.  Click the link above to learn more about your pet bird's medical needs.

Did you know that the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards?  Or that the bones of a dove weigh less than its feathers?  Click the link above to read more fun facts about all species of bird, from mockingbirds to chickens.

Click the link above to learn about special events or adoption promotions that may be taking place at your local MSPCA adoption center.

Pet owners experience a special bond with their animal companions.  View our collected stories and photos of adopted animals in their forever homes.