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Adoption process

Submit Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

My basic info

Pet ID

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi, I'm Rainbow! As you can see from my picture, I earned the name Rainbow because I have all the colors of a rainbow in my feathers. I am a fun girl who loves music. When I hear a good beat, I can't help but start tapping my foot to the music. I step up for most people if they have a towel covering their hand. Once I am more comfortable, I don't need the towel to step up. I love being preened by my favorite people and will close my eyes since it feels so good. Don't be fooled by my age, even though I am in my 40's you would never know. I am full of energy!

For serious inquiries, please fill out the contact form on our website as all inquiries using Petfinder go to a mailbox that is inaccessible.

Primary Color: Red
Secondary Color: Yellow
Weight: 1.105
Age: 46yrs 6mths 2wks
The Gabriel Foundation

Contact info

Pet ID
39520 County Road 13, Elizabeth, CO 80107

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Once you have completed your application. We will be in contact with you to set up your first visit.


Meet the Pet

Once a bird has been decided on, you will have several one-on-one visits with that bird.


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

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 suggest that all adopters begin the process by taking a tour of the Aviary in Elizabeth. 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

Adoption application