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Thank you for expressing an interest in fostering a parrot with PRC.
Taking care of a parrot is a serious and long-term responsibility for you, your family and the PRC. We are committed to finding the right home for each and every parrot, with our foster/adoption process designed to be in the bird’s best interest, and that is why you are asked to provide information in this application.
We appreciate your patience with our process. PRC values its relationship with you, and you become an integral part of PRC and its goals to provide and promote an educated awareness of living successfully with a companion parrot.
This application is designed to help you decide if fostering a parrot is right for you and to ensure that you are properly informed about the needs of captive parrots.
If you would prefer, you can download a printable application
Please type or print clearly, and then return it directly to the Director/PRC Representative you have been working with (if any). You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRC Online Foster Application
When you complete this application and return it to us, our communication has only just begun. This is a collaborative process between PRC, you and your family. We will work together to discover which parrot and caretaker make the best match.
Please consider the questions on this application with care and explain any answers or add comments. If a question does not apply, please write N/A. Note that answering yes or no to any of the questions will not necessarily result in your qualification/disqualification as an foster home.
A PRC director/representative will make arrangements to meet with you and your family at your home to perform a home inspection and discuss the process. When PRC has a parrot that matches your interests and capabilities, the director/representative in your area will contact you.
Date of Application
How did you learn about PRC?
Date of Birth
Children (number & ages)
Others residing in the home (number & ages)
Prince Edward Island
2. Proximity of closest neighbour
4. If you rent, do you have the landlord’s consent to have a parrot?
May PRC contact your landlord?
5. Do all parties in your household know that you are applying to foster a parrot?
6. How do other household members feel about living with a parrot?
7. Is it important that the parrot like and socialize with all household members equally?
8. Please list parrot publications you read:
9. Do you have a favourite parrot/bird book?
10. Are you aware that exotic birds may carry diseases that can infect humans?
11. Does anyone in the household have allergies or asthma?
12. Does anyone in the house smoke?
13. Who will be the primary caretaker of the parrot and their age?
14. Who will care for the parrot when the primary caretaker is away, either for business or vacation?
15. Approximately how much time will the responsible person have available to spend with the parrot?
16. How many hours a day will the parrot be left alone?
17. Please describe a typical day in your household:
18. How will you provide daily exercise and entertainment for the parrot?
19. Why are you interested in fostering a parrot?
20. When fostering a parrot, you are providing a "bridge" between permanent homes for a parrot. How do you feel about possibly only having the parrot for just a few months* and then having to say "good-bye"? What if you develop a bond with this parrot?
21. Do you have any experience in keeping parrots?
22. Under what circumstances would you not be able to keep fostering the parrot?
23. Are you willing to attend a class on parrot care?
24. Do you have an avian veterinarian? If so, what is their name?
25. Do you agree to take the parrot for any avian check-ups PRC deems necessary (PRC will pay)?
26. Are you aware that exotic birds can develop challenging behaviours (ie. biting, screaming, dislike of strangers or certain household members)?
27. How would you handle challenging/unwanted behaviour?
28. Are you aware that exotic, wild parrots require a great deal of attention and maintenance, and that they can be expensive to keep fed, healthy, housed and happy?
29. If you already live with a parrot, describe the bird’s diet:
30. What do you plan to feed the foster parrot (if you answered no to question 29)?
31. If you have other parrots, do you understand the quarantine process and will your household accommodate separation of the parrots?
32. How much can you afford to spend on the foster parrot each month (food, toys, vet visits)?
33. Will the parrot be allowed flight?
34. Will the parrot be taken outside?
35. If the parrot's beak and/or nails require grooming, what would you do?
36. Describe the location of the parrot's cage. What room will it be in? Where in the room will the cage be placed? What will the cage contain (perches - type, toys)? What other parrots/pets will be in the same room?
37. Describe how much mobility the parrot will have. Will it leave the cage? Go to other rooms? Eat with the family? Have a play gym? Be socialized outside the home?
38. Where will the parrot sleep?
39. How much sleep does a parrot need?
40. Do you have or are you willing to buy an appropriate cage, if necessary? Please do not purchase one before confirming that it meets PRC species-specific standards.
41. Why is foraging important in a parrot's life and how will you include this in the daily activities for the parrot?
43. Would you like to breed this parrot or any other parrots?
44. Have you ever bred parrots or birds?
45. Are there other pets in the home? If so, species/number/age:
46. In the past have you relinquished/surrendered or had removed from your care any birds and/or other pets?
47. References (not family/relatives), whom we can contact:
I have completed the above application. I understand that PRC will review my application and that PRC has a right to refuse fostering to any applicant. If any information provided is found to be untrue it will void any agreement between the foster home and PRC.
Electronic signature (please type name if you agree to the above):
After three months probationary period, you and PRC decide together if fostering* is right for you and the parrot. It will remain a provisional agreement if certain parameters still need to be accomplished.
PRC has the right to make inspections at any reasonable time after 24 hour’s notice to determine whether you are complying with your obligations under the Agreement and whether you are maintaining the health and safety of the parrot. PRC reserves the right to remove the parrot at any time, without prior notice, if it determines, in its sole opinion and discretion, that you are not complying with obligations under the Agreement or you are not maintaining the health and safety of the bird and/or any information is found to be untrue in this application and/or contract.
Should you decide to adopt the parrot during the foster process, an adoption application, fee and subsequent contract will also be required.
I have read and agree to these foster terms:
*Fostering may be shorter or longer than the three month period and is determined by the foster family and PRC, and availability of a suitable home becoming available.
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