Guardianship Fees

Birdline is 100% a volunteer organization, there are no paid staff or administrative staff.  Being a non profit charity, we rely on donations and guardianship fees to keep the organization operational as well as various fundraising events throughout the year.

All guardianship fees go directly back into the rescue, these fees help to cover the costs of veterinary care that ALL incoming/existing parrots receive once they come to Birdline.  Most incoming parrots do NOT have suitable cages and we are than forced to purchase these, at times we have had to pay full price for suitable cages when gently used cages cannot be purchased.  Once parrots are placed in their new home/s, their cage/toys etc go with them, you are not required to purchase one unless otherwise noted.

Fees are determined based on each individual parrot

7 thoughts on “Guardianship Fees

  • December 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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    Hi everyone. I’m very interested in adopting one of these beautiful creatures. God was really on the ball when he made these birds lol. Now I live in Hamilton Ontario Canada so I wondering how this would work ? How far are you and are there other places such as your organization that is closer to me ??once I know this information I will answer all questions needled to adopt.
    Sincerely Tamara Whomack

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  • December 23, 2015 at 8:57 am
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    Hi Tamara.

    Currently Birdline only serves Calgary and area.

    We occasionally do receive requests from other provinces, and what we can do is contact you when someone in your area is wishing to surrender a parrot. We can then get your info over to the owner.

    Thanks for your interest in Birdline, and for wishing to make a difference in the life of a companion parrot!

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  • June 14, 2016 at 10:14 pm
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    Hello, were a family interested in adopting a macaw. How much is the guardian fee for a macaw? Thank you:)

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    • August 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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      Hi MacKenzie.

      We do not have set adoption fees for our birds. We really are not in business, and have no set price. We are more interested in recouping our costs. Often we will need a new cage, and sometimes medical does add up. To be honest, we are really more interested in finding great homes for Birdline birds than we are in charging fees.

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  • August 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    We just adopted 2 parrots. Cookie and Giggs have restored the empty space in our hearts. I do not know 8f you were involved with advertising them for adoption but if you were thank you.

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  • January 8, 2017 at 1:37 am
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    Hi Anne and Steve,
    Finally got my new place and after years of wanting to adopt i am able.
    If at some point you come across another Macaw.
    Thankyou Holly Greshner

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