Parrots can sometimes be found for adoption at the Petfinder website, or else by contacting local avian veterinarians and animal shelters; however, finding parrots for free is unlikely. Veterinarians and shelters can be located via the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals respectively.
Applications for adoption can also be made to Companion Parrots Re-homed (CPR), which seeks to identify and educate potential caretakers for parrots. Although CPR charges a fee of up to $350, the organization's rigorous adoption policies help to ensure that only the most dedicated caretakers can adopt parrots. Prospective adopters must complete two classes, make three visits to bond with a particular bird and pass a home inspection, among other requirements, helping both bird and caregiver get the most out of the adoption.