Frequently asked questions

What are your hours of operation?


At this time, PEARL does not have a facility, and all birds are located in private foster homes.




I would like to volunteer, what kind of opportunities are there?


At this time, the greatest need we have are foster families and individuals to help us during events. Opportunities are located here: https://www.pearlparrots.com/volunteer




How do I adopt from PEARL?


The following is required of potential adoptors: 1. Application 2. Standards of Care Class 3. Meet and Greet with the Parrot you intend on adopting Upon completion of the above, a home check will be scheduled where PEARL will point out any household dangers and make sure the species you have chosen is appropriate for your home. PEARL reserves the right to only adopt to the Pittsburgh area.




Have another question that you don't see here?


Contact us at info@pearlparrots.com




How do I foster with PEARL?


The following is required of potential fosters: 1. Application; 2. Standards of Care Class; 3. Additional Advanced Classes (such as training or nutrition) as needed; and 4. Meet and Greet with the Parrot you intend on adopting. Upon completion of the above, a home check will be scheduled where PEARL will point out any household dangers and make sure the species you have chosen is appropriate for your home. PEARL Foster families are required to bring parrots to any event where the parrot is requested to be seen. PEARL Foster families must be located within 1 hour from Pittsburgh.




I already have a bird and/or have prior experience with birds. Do I still need to take the classes?


Absolutely! There have been advances in science and general bird care within the last several years. We like to make sure that all of our potential adopters/foster families have the same basic knowledge. Even experienced parrot owners are suprised to find that they learn a few new things in class!