The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine works closely with several organizations to help save the lives of exotic animals. Every year thousands of pet birds, small mammals, and reptiles are rescued from NYC streets and city parks. Countless more are abandoned at local animal shelters or left outside of pet stores. It is our mission to help find these wonderful pets a place to call home.
We are proud that since we opened in 2004 we have been working with local shelters and other NYC rescue organizations. In that time, we have placed hundreds of animals in wonderful new homes! View our pets for adoption below. Read about our success stories here!
This is a very special old-man-parrot who was relinquished when his elderly caretaker could not longer care for him. This often happens as parrots like Renji can live a very long time! We do not have an exact age but he is certainly over 30-years old. He has some medical issues, such as vision impairment and arthritis, but he is overall in good health! The team here at the Center has been working hard to teach him to eat healthy foods (he came to us eating nothing other than peanuts and sunflower seeds- NOT a healthy diet) as well as teaching him how to be loved! He is quiet and shy, and while he does not know how to step-up, he does not bite (hard) and allows affection on his terms! He will make a great companion to someone with experience with birds who wants to provide him with a long-term loving home!
The Center currently has 6 budgies for adoption! They are in pairs, but we would be willing to separate them as long as they will go to a home with other budgies. One exception is that one pair is handicapped- both babies were born splay legged and while they are able to get around and perch, they do need special caging and we would like them to stay together. One is recovered from a broken leg, one had an intestinal problem, two were found outside in Central Park (babies!), and all are looking for a loving home. Come take a look!