My name is Clover!

Conure for adoption in Elizabeth, Colorado - Clover
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The Gabriel Foundation

Facts about Clover

  • Breed: Conure
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8077
A total of 23 birds came to TGF in January 2014 transferred from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa when the owner/breeder died. The flock consists of several species of Pyrrhura conures, including Black capped and many Green cheek color mutations, Grey parrots, and Blue & Gold macaws. We don't have past histories on these birds but working with each of them on a daily basis has helped us to learn their quirks and personalities. Each of the birds has had complete medicals and they are ready for adoptive homes. Most of the birds came to us as bonded pairs, however they are generally comfortable with people and we won't separate pairs if they've chosen to remain together. Clover is a mutation Black capped conure - with a beautiful blue wash on her feathers, and she shares her cage with Norton. Some of the birds are initially shy when a new person first meets them, and we encourage that any interested person give one of these (as well as any other bird) the choice about how to interact with people. Like the rest of this flock, Clover appears to be in beautiful condition, and she was not abused. Clover was not kept as someone's pet, but her social personality along with time and motivation will allow her to be more interactive with individuals. Clover has a healthy appetite, enjoys the company of other conures, and likes to interact and play with her toys. Just because a male and female are housed together does not mean that they are set up to reproduce. It's important to make sure no nest-type environments are unintentionally set up. It is important to spend time with each bird and with the pair. Sometimes during the years, both birds may exhibit protective, pair bonding behavior as nature sets them up to establish these pair bonds. Finding ways to enrich their activities and interact with them in ways that don't involve touching is a skill the adopter needs. Plenty of showers, consistency in routine, a consistent and nutritional diet, physical activity and an established wake/sleep cycle will keep breeding behaviors minimalized.
Primary Color: Green
Weight: 0.08

About The Gabriel Foundation

Our Adoption Process...

The Gabriel Foundation Parrot Adoption Information

We’re delighted you are interested in the birds and programs of The Gabriel Foundation. We have so many wonderful birds in our adoption program just waiting for their forever home! You’ve taken the first step toward adding a feathered friend to your family.

What is the adoption process?
We ask that all adopters begin the process by taking a tour of the Aviary in Elizabeth where the majority of our birds are housed. This will allow you to see a variety of species of birds, see enrichment and housing options and get an idea how the birds are fed and cared for on a daily basis. We will also ask that you fill out an Adoption Application. We use this valuable tool to help us find a bird that fits with your personality, lifestyle, experience and expectations. There is a required class called Beyond Bird Basics, which is available online and can be taken at your own pace.

What if I already have birds in my home?
Great! You have some idea what you are getting yourself into! Every bird that comes into The Gabriel Foundation is screened for viruses and general health.

What are the fees involved in adoption from The Gabriel Foundation?
There is a $75 ($25 for smaller birds) application fee. This fee covers a one year membership to The Gabriel Foundation (or one year extension if you are already a member – value $25), the Beyond Bird Basics class (value $15), and an educational DVD or book of your choice. Regardless of whether you choose to continue with the adoption process or not, these educational materials will be extremely helpful when you do bring a new bird into your home.

The adoption fees vary from bird to bird. The adoption fees range from $10 for the smaller species of parrots up to $650 for the larger Cockatoos and Macaws. Once you have chosen a specific bird (or birds) we can give you an exact fee. In general, you can expect to pay an adoption fee that is approximately 50% of what you would pay from a private party or retail operation.

How long does the adoption take to complete?
Generally, depending on how quickly you “connect” with a bird, you can expect the adoption process to take between 6-10 weeks for the bird to come to your home. There is a 90 day probationary adoption period initially during which time you will be asked to send regular reports to us on how the adjustment is going. At the end of the 90 days, assuming all is going well and you wish to make the bird a permanent member of your household, permanent adoption paperwork will be sent for you to complete.

It seems like The Gabriel Foundation makes the adoption process very difficult! Why is this?
The combined years of experience we all bring to The Gabriel Foundation ranging from veterinary medicine, aviculture, companion parrot care and parrot welfare has helped develop a protocol that sets the birds up for the best chance of success. It is not our intent to frustrate anyone or make it impossible to add a bird to your family. We take the responsibility for each bird in our care very seriously and we want them to be successful in their new home. We take time to make sure the new family has all the tools needed for long term success. We are invested in the lifetime of each bird that comes through The Gabriel Foundation and we appreciate that you are taking the time to commit to that same level of care.

A downloadable Adoption Application is available on our website