Other Pets at Shelter...
Rio is a very lovely Blue & Gold Macaw that loves to be the center of attention. He warms up to people rather quickly. He loves to be petted and will give kisses. Rio has a very sweet disposition but can show aggression if he doesn't know you or if he doesn't want to interact. Rio is also a feather mutilator and will chew his feathers down to the quill at times. He currently has no tail and has mutilated most of his primary and secondary wing feathers. His body feathers have improved greatly and are not mutilated or plucked. He will grow his tail and wing feathers but will chew them if he gets upset. Rio is currently being evaluated for a collar and is on a behavior modification regiment. Rio is known not to like men or children. He will need a home that understands macaw's and someone that can be diligent in continuing behavior modification with him. Rio is reported to be around 12 years old. Gender is not confirmed.
Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a federal non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that raises funds to support the extensive work we do rehabilitating exotic birds from all situations. On occasion we also take in other animals that need refuge until they can find homes.
A great deal of Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird
Sanctuary's efforts is directed at educating the public about the issues surrounding parrots in captivity as well as their wild counterparts.
Montana's Parrot & Exotic Bird Sanctuary's ultimate goal is to avoid the need to have sanctuaries by educating people on the complicated social and physical needs of birds and teaching appreciation of animals in their native environment.
We also offer Animal-assisted therapy programs to our communities. Animal-assisted therapy is a type of therapy that involves an animal with specific characteristics becoming a fundamental part of a person's treatment. Animal-assisted therapy is designed to improve the physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning of the patient, as well as provide educational and motivational effectiveness for participants.
Contact us at www.mpebs.com or email email@example.com.
You can also reach us at (406)-593-1150
All information requested on the adoption application is vital in successfully determining the best match between you and a companion bird. Once you have completed the application and submitted it to MPEBS, we will process your application.
All applications are reviewed and processed according to our Adoption Policy, which involves reviewing our database for a suitable companion bird, performing reference checks, contacting you if we require clarification or more information and arranging a home visit with you.
We will contact you to arrange the "initial home visit". The initial home visit serves a dual purpose; it allows you to ask more in-depth questions about the bird you are interested in and it allows us to determine whether your choice is appropriate for your environment and family. An example would be: if you lived in an apartment, a cockatoo may not be the right choice as they are well known for their vocalizations and can be quite loud. We would then suggest a more appropriate bird. All members of the family should participate in this visit.
If the initial home visit has been a success, A cash payment of the adoption fee will occur at this time. The Adoption Contract you signed is very specific. The bird(s) cannot be used for breeding purposes, cannot be sold, traded, or given away. The bird must be returned to MPEBS if, for any reason, you can no longer keep the bird for any reason and MPEBS will find another suitable home for the bird.
At the conclusion of our "initial home visit", we will be able to determine whether the bird is for you and whether we should proceed with the adoption process. Please keep in mind a bird is not for everyone and we have a responsibility to make the appropriate decision for the well-being of the individuals concerned as well as the bird being considered for adoption.
The Adoption Contract also states that an adoptive home MUST keep MPEBS posted of any change of address and phone number for as long as the bird resides with them. We require this information because it allows us to follow up periodically to ensure everything is going well or to check to see if there is any assistance we can provide you. Please click on Adoption Application to get started. Thank you!