ADOPT a bird



Occasionally, birds such as budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, canaries, and finches arrive at Raystede and we need to find them new caring aviary homes. In most cases, parrots and parrot-like species who are here at Raystede have too many behavioural problems to be rehomed. They live the rest of their lives with us.

As with all our animals, the aviary team only rehome our birds when we have found a suitable match and home environment for them to go to. All our birds need good quality, spacious and secure  homes with the freedom to fly and not a caged life.

We also take special care:

  • To not rehome birds with breeders or where a child would be the primary carer.
  • To ensure that birds will have access to warmth in winter, such as a shed.
  • To ensure that there is a safety porch to prevent escapees; birds rarely return home after escaping and often perish.



Each year we look after thousands of geese, ducks, chickens and other wildfowl. Whilst some will remain at Raystede for the rest of their lives, many are available for adoption.

We regularly rescue ex-battery and ex-barn hens, all of whom need new loving homes where they can be free to do what a chicken does best!

Next steps

If you would like to find out more about adopting a bird from Raystede, please call the Re-homing Team on 01825 840252. You can fill out an application form at Customer Services and if there is a bird you would like to care for we can arrange a home visit to agree the details.

Nearly there...

Once your environment has been approved for your chosen bird/s, all that remains is to arrange an appointment to collect your bird/s. Please phone 01825 840252 to book an appointment with our Rehoming team. 



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