Adopt

Hi, Future Owner!

Here are some of the parrots in our system that are currently in foster care and seeking their new forever families. 

If you would like to adopt one of the parrots listed below, please complete our online adoption application and contact the adoption adviser to review your application (contact information for each team member is on the Contact page).

Please remember that we generally only adopt birds out to families residing in the same province as the current foster parent. We require families who make our shortlist for adoption to meet the bird in question before any final decisions are made, so please take note of the areas in which the birds are available and only apply if this region is accessible to you.

What does the “status” of each bird refer to?

Not all the birds listed here are immediately available for adoption. Often when birds come into the care Cheeky Beaks Rescue, they are in need of medical treatment and rehabilitation that could take months before they are officially ready to join their new families.

Our dedicated network of team members and fosters across the country spend many hours working on helping them overcome their trauma and behavioural issues as much as possible, socialising them, converting them to a healthier diet and doing basic training with them so that they are able to be handled and can respond to certain commands, all of which will make their transition to their forever homes much more seamless. 

During this time (it can take anything from a few weeks to multiple months), you are given the opportunity to sponsor the parrot in question. You can either commit to a monetary donation (a debit order with a minimum monthly amount of R100 for the long-term foster and rehabilitation cases would be our recommendation), or you can gift them a hamper to the value of R300, which includes healthy formulated food, toys and perches from some of the awesome local small businesses we love to support. For the pluckers, one of our directors, Kimberlee, from New Leaf Collars, will add a custom made soft collar to the hamper. Read more on the Donate page.

Birds that are in foster-to-adopt care are not included in this list.

So, what does the “status” of a bird mean?
Available = Ready to be adopted.
Sponsorable = The parrot is in rehabilitation and not available for adoption yet, but we are taking applications and we would love for you to show your support by sponsoring him/her during this process.

Fosterable = We are looking for a very special kind of candidate to take over the fostering and rehabilitation of this specific bird. In certain cases, birds are moved to “halfway houses” once they are surrendered, or the surrendering party is able to temporarily keep the bird with them until we find the perfect foster home, especially if it is a bird that is in need of some potentially long-term behavioural training and rehabilitation. If you are experienced with the species in question and are willing to offer your services as a foster to Cheeky Beaks, please check out our FAQ for more information about what is required of you and submit an application (the link is at the bottom of this page). 

Reserved = One or two applicants have made the shortlist for the adoption of this specific bird and the adoption will be finalised after the final step or two, e.g. a pre-adoption vet check or a meet-and-greet session. We are no longer accepting applications for this parrot.

Birds currently in the care of Cheeky Beaks Rescue

Neo

Table View, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Marzanne

Bokkie

Plumstead, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Bianca

Tintin

Zazu (& Orion)

Montana Park, Gauteng

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available 

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

Orion (& Zazu)

Bultfontein, Gauteng

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

Caraboo

George, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Nicola

Tintin

Liefie

Melkbos, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Abigail M.

Tintin

Max

Brackenfell, Western Cape

White-capped Pionus

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Kathleen

Tintin

Apollo

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Sun Conure

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Bianca

Tintin

Watson & Crick

Boksburg, Gauteng

Budgerigars

Status: Reserved

Adoption adviser: Klaas

Tintin

Ruby

Hermanus, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Fern

Tintin

Signyn

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Canary

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Georgia

Tintin

Jos

Durbanville, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Reserved

Adoption adviser: Giselle

Tintin

Skye

Parow, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Abigail M.

Tintin

Mojo

Bergvliet, Western Cape

Senegal Parrot

Status: Reserved

Adoption adviser: Bianca

Tintin

Pepperoni

Table View, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Fern

Tintin

Ophelia

Blouberg, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available (PBFD Positive: Needs a home with no other parrots!)

Adoption adviser: Marianka

Tintin

Rio

Benoni, Gauteng

Green Cheek Conure

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

Cyan

Benoni, Gauteng

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Radhiyyah

Tintin

Gomez

Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Red-masked Conure

Status: Available (special needs: feather destructive behaviour)

Adoption adviser: Andrea

Tintin

Bandit

Melkbos, Western Cape

Lovebird

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Fern

Tintin

Oscar

Fourways, Gauteng

Congo African Grey

Status: Sponsorable (on medication)

Adoption adviser: Sue

Tintin

Maya

Donkerhoek, Gauteng

Congo African Grey

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Sue

Tintin

Pax

Claremont, Western Cape

Lovebird

Status: Reserved

Adoption adviser: Fern

Tintin

Monty

Randburg, Gauteng

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Kathleen

Tintin

Sparky

Brackenfell, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Marianka

Tintin

Bobby

Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Peach-fronted Conure

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Andrea

Tintin

Maxine

Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Quaker/Monk Parakeet

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

Tommy

Centurion, Gauteng

Eclectus

Status: Available (applications temporarily closed)

Adoption adviser: Danielle M.

Tintin

Zackie

Pretoria, Gauteng

Peach-fronted Conure

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Adeline

Tintin

Zazu

Fourways, Gauteng

Congo African Grey

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Kathleen

Tintin

Barry Girl

George, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Abigail M.

Tintin

Rocky

Fourways, Gauteng

Blue-crowned conure

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Sue

Tintin

Roo

Table View, Western Cape

Alexandrine Parakeet

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Nicola

Tintin

SafAir (& Kulula)

Germiston, Gauteng

Budgerigar

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Klaas

Tintin

Kulula (& SafAir)

Germiston, Gauteng

Budgerigar

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Klaas

Tintin

GG

Queensburgh, KwaZulu-Natal

Budgerigar

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Erin

Tintin

Frankie (& Jayjay)

Eversdal, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

JayJay (& Frankie)

Eversdal, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Tintin

Max

Brackenfell, Western Cape

White-capped Pionus

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Kathleen

Tintin

Ocean, Sky and Lemon

Durbanville, Western Cape

Budgerigars

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Marianka

Tintin

Pepper The Fluffy

Roodepoort, Gauteng

Corella Cockatoo

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Nicola

Tintin

Gracie

Bothasig, Western Cape

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Marzanne

Tintin

Kiah

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Budgerigar

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Klaas

Tintin

Arata

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Budgerigar

Status: Reserved

Adoption adviser: Klaas

Sassy

Table View, Western Cape

Goffin Cockatoo

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Marianka

Percy

Langeberg Ridge, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Sponsorable

Adoption adviser: Giselle

Sky

Benoni, Gauteng

Indian Ringneck Parakeet (Invasive Species permit required)

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Danielle H.

Bella

Somerset West, Western Cape

Congo African Grey

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Marzanne

Tom (& Jerry)

Somerset West, Western Cape

Budgerigars

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Abigail M.

Jerry (& Tom)

Somerset West, Western Cape

Budgerigars

Status: Available

Adoption adviser: Abigail M.

adopting a Companion Bird

Once you apply online, our team will review your application. When a rescued/rehomed parrot is a good match for your household, our team will contact you. You are only able to submit an application once. If you were not a match for the bird you applied for, but you later see another bird you are interested in, you can simply contact that bird’s adoption adviser and they will guide you through the rest of the process.

Click on the button ABOVE to fill in and submit an application form. For more information on our adoption procedures, please visit the FAQ page.

If you are struggling to access the adoption application via the button above, please click here

As u graag die vorm in Afrikaans wil voltooi, klik asseblief op die knoppie hierbo of hierdie skakel.

Getting Involved

Save a Parrot

Spotlight on: Sparky

Sparky, a Congo African Grey
📍Brackenfell, Western Cape
 
Background info: Sparky came into our care with a help of a private rescuer in the Cape Town area. Sparky was originally surrendered to his pet store and lived there briefly before being signed over to Cheeky Beaks Rescue and moving to his foster home.
 
How old am I? 4 years old
 
My noise level?
I am vocal, love to talk. But I do not scream
 
My most annoying vocalisation?
None
 
My cutest vocalisation?
Sparkles, and when you go out the door he say “bye!”
 
My flight ability?
None at this point
 
Can I step up?
I dont like to be touched. I love to be spoken to and be part of the conversation.
 
Do I bite?
I do get moods 👹
 
Am I social?
Vocally; I love to be part of the conversation.
 
What type of family do I want?
I want a family who can love and give affection without wanting to touch and pick me up. I don’t know “love” and “attention”, but with patience and time I know you will grow to love me as I am. Maybe with time I may surprise you…
 
What kind of cage do I need?
I do not get out of my cage much, I will need enough space to swing like a monkey and climb. I like toys, so would appreciate a big cage with enough stimulation.
 
What do I like to eat?
I learned to eat Nature’s Nest pellets. I also love cooking mix and sprouts with veggies and fruit. I also like my “pappies” (handrearing formula) for breakfast in the morning.
 
Do I pluck?
Yes. But I have been a good boy lately, and new feathers are growing back.
 
🦜
 
If you would like to adopt this adorable African Grey, please complete an application form on www.cheekybeaks.org.za/adopt.
If you have applied in the past or would like more information, contact his adoption adviser, Marianka, on +27 83 549 4969 to review your application in light of this specific bird.

Save a life by signing up for our fostering and rehabilitation programe

For more questions pertaining to the fostering process, please scroll through our FAQ page.

Ready to get going?

If you are unable to use a QR scanner to access the application form, please click the button below.

We are looking for YOU!

As our little rescue grows at an exponential rate, we are in need of new faces to become official representatives in certain regions where our network is not thoroughly established yet. If you live anywhere in the country except in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape or Gauteng and you are interested in learning about what it takes to become a Cheeky Beaks Team Member, scan the QR code or click the button below to access the application form. We are particularly excited about new members joining us in the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, but the application is open to all parts of South Africa, barring those three provinces mentioned above. We can’t wait to hear from you.