The Animal Rescue League adopts birds to be family pets. Under no circumstances should birds be used for food for other animals; for experimentation or laboratory work; or for any other use other than as a family pet. The ARL strictly enforces this policy under the terms of the adoption contract.Birds are social, inquisitive creatures. They bond to their caregivers and other frequent visitors, whistling and/or "talking" regularly. They enjoy human interaction and exploration of their environments.There are so many types of birds that life spans are not listed here. Please consult a bird book for information on longevity of birds. Click on the topics below to learn more!

Environment & Care
Location, temperature, noise level; all of these details and more are important when you decide to adopt a pet bird!

Cage & Equipment
Learn what specific attributes to look for when selecting your bird's cage and equipment.

Food & Basic Care
What food will be the best for your bird? What about treats and toys? Find out more here!