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

Jeff (From Astoria)


Jeff was found outside in, you guessed it, Astoria and was brought to us in pretty poor condition. She (Jeff is actually most likely a girl) had a broken wing, and after a splint, medication, and time to heal, Jeff is ready for her forever home! Her wing will always be a bit wonky now, making Jeff not a very good flier. Her perches and bowls need to be fairly low to the ground in her cage. Jeff still hasn't figured out that people are her friends, so Jeff's adopter will need to be patient and understanding that Jeff still needs love and time to adjust. 



This gorgeous and brilliant bird is in need of a loving home. He has huge vocabulary and is in good health, but needs a family with a lot of bird experience. He is territorial, and sometimes unpredictable, and can give a tough bite! Like all birds, he has some loud, annoying noises he makes when he wants attention, but he wants to bond with someone and is so worthy of love. If you are interested, please fill out a parrot adoption form! PS- Max is 10 years old and knows his name- it should not be changed. 



Habanero was found outside by someone who had been trying to catch him for quite some time! She had observed him with sparrows often, so little Habanero the lovebird may think he is a sparrow. He (gender testing was not done) is not hand tamed, but seems to like interacting with people. He is a good flier, likes to make a mess with his food dishes and can be vocal. He is free of infectious diseases and is ready for his forever home!

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

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