A bird rehabilitation and rehoming center based in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Meika’s Safehouse provides a safe and loving environment for birds in need. We work primarily with parrots, but all species of companion or pet birds are welcomed
When birds are surrendered into our care, we fully assess the their overall health and start some training as appropriate. Most of the birds have not been abused, but because of the level of intelligence they possess, they are often under significant emotional stress when they are relinquished. Birds that have been mistreated emotionally or physically require more rehabilitation and may never be suitable for rehoming.
* During the Month of December all Adoptions are put on hold *
When we determine a bird is ready to be rehomed, much care and consideration is put into selecting an appropriate family. When we are able to match a bird with a new family, in most cases, he or she will be adopted out with a cage suitable, as well as the toys and favorite items the bird has grown accustomed to. We also provide a current health certificate and microchip most birds before they leave our care.
Our desire is to see the birds that leave our care to succeed in their new home, and we are always here to provide advice and assistance.
To see the birds we currently have available for adoption, please see below.
If you would like to meet one of the parrots please call and we will make arrangements.
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ADOPTION FEE: not accepting anymore applications
UPDATE - Isaac is not available to adopt at this time, he is experiencing some health concerns that we are addressing with our veterinarian. He is currently on an antibiotic therapy as well as a strong vitamin supplement. We will update his status when we and our veterinarian are confident he is in good health.
This little dude is cute, tame (with the right people) and social.
AGE: Hatched 2018
SEX: DNAd Female (and has laid eggs)
ADOPTION FEE: $50
Cindy here is olive in color and was surrendered because of frequent biting and lunging when servicing her cage. She has it in her to be friendly, but she will require set boundaries and frequent training. Discouraging nesting behaviors is strongly recommended.
AGE: Hatched 2014
ADOPTION FEE: $75
Neil is a sweet cockatiel that has just landed here with us, he will be available to adopt at the End of February 2021.
SPECIES: Meyers Parrot
AGE: Hatched 2001
SEX: Suspected Female
Just Landed - Not available yet
Do you have a soft quiet demeanor? Are you living in a childless home? Do you have lots of patience while a little bird gets to know you? Can you speak Italian? Maybe Shy little Bella here might be right for you?
***Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the close quarters of our bird room, we are CLOSING the bird room until the restrictions are lifted ***
***Also, we cannot do house visits at this time until the threat of the virus is lower, we are only doing zoom house visit meetings at this time. ***
SPECIES: Moluccan Cockatoo
AGE: Hatched in 1998
ADOPTION FEE: $2000 with cage, vet check, additional health testing, and microchip.
I am a transfer from the Lethbridge Parrot Club. My guardian passed away and I was in need of a stable environment where i get to choose my next family. I am very friendly with most people, i love to cuddle, talk, scream, dance and chew cardboard toys to shreds! I am social and love to be with people that understand the complex needs of the cockatoo.
SPECIES: Congo African Grey
SEX: Suspected female
ADOPTION FEE: Please contact
Not available to adopt yet.
Strong plucking habit.
SPECIES: YELLOW CROWNED AMAZON
AGE: UNKNOWN SUSPECTED HATCH YEAR 2010
ADOPTION FEE: $1500 W/CAGE VET CHECK AND MICROCHIP
Very talkative, steps up on her own terms, stays put on a stand. Not suitable for a home with children. If she has his mindset that she doesn't like you, she will fly to attack. This bird will have to choose you to be a good match.
There was very little information about her when we went to pick her up. We are unsure of her age, we were told her hatch-year was 2010, but cannot guarantee this, we were also told her name was Lulu, but she says "Step up Pickle, Hi Pickle" so we believe her name is Pickle.
"Up up up up up up up up, Good boy, Be a good Boy, Hi Pretty Girl, Hello" - Does swear.
AGE: Hatched 2018
Just landed - Not available until the end of February 2021
VERY sweet parrot with a gentle soul. Would do best in a single home or family setting with older children. A loud house is not recommended for him. Alexandrines love to chew, so plenty of wood toys available to him is a necessity to keep your furniture and other sacred items in tact.
NAME: GEM AND STONE
SPECIES: INDIAN RINGNECK
AGE: UNKNOWN - MATURE
SEX: MALE AND FEMALE
ADOPTION FEE: $950/PAIR CAGE, VET CHECK, AND MICROCHIPS INCLUDED
Here's what we know:
These two were paired up in the place where they came from. They were from an estate we took in a bunch of birds from summer 2017. The female is a mixture of a yellow and blue Indian ringneck, and the grey is a solid grey.
They are wild birds who were set to be bred in their previous home. We do not know if they ever had babies in the past.
AGE: Hatched 2017
SEX: suspected female
ADOPTION FEE: just landed, not available yet
River is not available to adopt yet
NAME: Zebra finches
SPECIES: Zebra Finches
ADOPTION FEE: $5
2 female zebra finches. Mite treated. One is hen pecked on the head.
SPECIES: DOUBLE YELLOW HEADED AMAZON
AGE: HATCHED APPROX 1990'S
SEX: UNKNOWN (SUSPECTED MALE)
ADOPTION FEE: $1500 INCLUDES CAGE VET CHECK AND MICROCHIP
Buddy is a beautiful amazon parrot who would do well in an all adult home. He can be noisy if something is bothering him, and he can attack quickly if you are not paying attention to his very clear body language. Buddy is suitable for an experienced home only.
Not suitable for a home with children
****Viewing by Appointment, please call (780) 416-4435 to arrange****
AGE: Hatched 2018
SEX: DNA Female (has also laid eggs)
ADOPTION FEE: $50
Annie is another lovebird who was surrendered due to frequent biting and lunging in and around her enclosure. She is protective over her space and doesn't want it to be disturbed. She loves her coconut bed, however if any kind of taming or training is going to be done with her, we recommend taking away all nesting cavities and spots that are good for laying eggs.
SPECIES: INDIAN RINGNECK
AGE: HATCH YEAR 2013
ADOPTION FEE: $650 W/CAGE VET CHECK AND MICROCHIP
Tango is a nervous girl who plucks her feathers and has for many many years (since before we've met her). She doesn't talk but will step up and settle in a calm environment. She requires a soft-spoken, quiet home and would do better without any dogs or cats. She does get along with some other birds. She has a high pitched call that she makes when she wants to know where you are or if she's scared. Not suitable for apartment living. (updated picture...she's almost fully feathered!)
NAME: Daisy, Beau and Sweetie
AGE: Hatched 2020 Beau and Sweetie - Daisy unknown
ADOPTION FEE: $15/ each
3 little budgie birdies, 2 blue and one white. the 2 blues are less frightened by people than Daisy. Daisy, the white one is very nervous around people.
NAME: Captain Jack Rabbit Sparrow
SPECIES: Black Rabbit
AGE: Born in 2015
SEX: MALE - NEUTERED
ADOPTION FEE: please contact
Well this isn't a parrot or a bird for that matter! What's the deal? Sparrow came to us from the SPCA over a year ago as an owner surrender. He is a super friendly, potty trained, big fat bunny that really needs a home where he can hop around and be a bunny. Not suitable for anyone with hair or hay allergies.
SPECIES: Senegal Parrot
AGE: Hatched in 2000
ADOPTION FEE: $700 with cage, vet check and microchip
Marco is currently being fostered at Harvest Pointe Animal Hospital - To view him, please call them at 587-735-6677 to make sure it's ok.
Tactile and sweet, this handsome guy would be perfect for a single adult or mature adult couple.
Sadly homes with children under 16years old will not be considered for his adoption.