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.
Meet Bart! He came to us completely by accident. A client ordered a plant which was shipped from Florida, and Bart snuck onto the plant and hitched a ride. He is a Cuban Tree Frog that has now lived with us here at CAEM for several months, but he would really like a forever home! His favorite activities are hiding and snacking, a frog after my own heart. He's a bottomless pit who loves to snack on worms, crickets, roaches- really any bugs! He needs his enclosure to be warm and wet and he can have a buddy as long as it is another Cuban Tree Frog. We can't be sure how old he is, but these guys can live from 5-10 years, so make sure you're ready for a long-term friend!
Ren was abandoned in a cardboard box on a street corner near CAEM (please do not do this). A kind passerby saw the poor little guy in the box and brought him over to us! Ren has been fully vetted, has been neutered, is in good health and is ready for his forever home! He is still young, under a year, and will get a bit bigger but not too big. He is a spunky Dwarf Chestnut and is coming out of his shell more and more every day. He now enjoys being pet, and we are still working on him being held. He can tolerate being held for a bit before he insists on binkying on the floor. If Renn isn't flopping on the floor or eating hay, you can find him hopping on top of his hidey house to get the best view possible of all of his people.
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklos
Gertrude (blue) and Alice (yellow) were both abandoned separately in front of our hospital (please don't do this). Gertrude was in a tiny Dunkin Donuts bag and Alice was in a Santa gift bag a few days later. These poor little birds were in pretty sorry condition when they arrived at our door. Alice had a droopy wing and a respiratory infection and Gertrude was just visually a mess! They have since been rehabilitated and are free of infectious disease, though Alice's wing is not perfect and she occasionally makes peeping noises. She has also been in egg laying mode recently and will be started on a course of lupron! After their quarantine period, we introduced them to each other and they bonded right away! We will only adopt them out as a bonded pair. They are not hand tamed but are fairly calm and quiet. They enjoy climbing and chewing and would love a large cage with toys to shred.
Noggin and Dude
Meet Noggin (green) and Dude (grey), our bonded pair of budgies (genders unknown) that were found together in a bush in Central Park! They seem on the younger side and are an adorable pair. They are always near each other and love to chat (and sometimes bicker). They are very good at flying and are still nervous around hands, so they will need someone to work with them to become more human friendly. They are a mischievous pair and are always flying about and making a mess of their food. You will always find more of their pellets on the cage floor than in their bowl. They are free of infectious diseases and ready for their forever flock!
We are always receiving found exotic pets. Be sure to check back periodically for new friends.