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!

If you are interested in adopting any of our available pets, please fill out the applicable Adoption Form linked below and indicate the name of the pet you are hoping to adopt. Please note the Avian adoption form specifies parrots, but can be used for any bird. The Mammal form specifies Rabbits, but can be used for any mammal. 

Avian Adoption Form
Mammal Adoption Form
Reptile Adoption Form



Little orphan Monty is a blue tongued skink who was abandoned in front of our hospital. He is full grown, but we do not know his exact age. Monty is a special  boy who is missing some toes and does not have great aim when it comes to hunting. When feeding him insects, he does better with slower prey. He is not the biggest fan of being handled every day, and therefore will need a large enclosure with a water area large enough for him to give himself daily soaks. Monty enjoys high humidity, lots of naps, and his favorite foods are kale, eggs, blueberries and bell peppers. You can take a look at Monty in our front display window, and if you are interested in adopting him, please submit a reptile adoption form! 

We are always receiving found exotic pets. Be sure to check back periodically for new friends. 

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