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!
Meet one of the most engaging, happy little birds we have helped rescue! This little guy (we are not 100% sure of his gender) loves to whistle, play with toys, eat broccoli, and win our hearts. He is a little hand shy, but slowly he has been warming up to us. Every time another cockatiel is nearby, he opens up and starts talking with them (in cockatiel language) wildly, so we are hoping to find him a home with another cockatiel. Please come meet this amazing bird!
Dagget and Norbert
Who doesn't love a quiet, active, darling pair of Zebra Finches? These cuties spend all day building nests, cuddling, and eating. They will make charming companions for someone who wants to design a fun enclosure and watch them in all their glory, without physical interaction.... these birds do not want us to handle them! Please consider sharing your home with them!
This nervous baby guinea pig (about 4 months old) was dumped here with a broken arm and nobody who loved him enough to take care of him!! So, after fixing him, we are now so excited to find him a home where he can enjoy a life full of hay, other guinea pigs (hopefully!!), play, sleep, and cuddling. Life hasn't been easy for this guy so far, won't you please come and meet him??
Can you find Chip in here?? Chip is a green Anole, and he is one of many we have rescued over the years. These poor guys are just hanging around in Florida, spending time on their favorite plants, when someone takes those plants and transports them here for New Yorker's to enjoy in our homes! The problem is, the Anole's do NOT enjoy this- they would prefer to go back South! Unfortunately when that is not possible, we must do our best to give them a good life in our homes. So... Chip is here enjoying his lazy life of leisure, as we provide him with all he needs. If you are a reptile enthusiast, please consider giving this guy a good home!