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Houston Humane Society Ferrets and birds ready for adoption!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ferrets and birds ready for adoption!

The Houston Humane Society is excited to announce that the first batch of animals recently rescued from an apartment in Houston are now available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting, please be sure to read through this information in its entirety. 
  • Please keep in mind many of these animals are under socialized and can be easily stressed.  As such, we are requiring all potential adopters to submit an application for adoption and have the application processed PRIOR to interacting with animals. 
  • The exotic and mini mammal application can be downloaded and printed here
  • Once completed, please submit the application to exotics@houstonhumane.org.
  • Applications will be reviewed and processed on an ongoing basis, and staff will be contacting interested individuals to set up meet and greets with the animals.
 
Additional information and adoption pricing on the animals currently available for adoption:
 
Congo African Greys
African Greys are one of the most popular parrot species.  They are considered a medium sized bird with a lifespan of 30-50+ years.  They are a very vocal communicator and known for their talking/mimicking abilities.  They are gentle, highly social, and intelligent birds.  They require toys, interaction, and daily care.
While in our care, the Greys have been eating a mixed diet of Higgins California Blend (with NO sunflower seeds or peanuts) and Lafeber Nutri-Berries.  Both blends are created specifically for African Greys. 
 
The Greys are in bonded pairs, and we will be adopting them out as such.  Breaking up a bonded pair is similar to splitting up a human couple against their will.  This would be highly stressful and detrimental to the well-being of these birds.  The adoption fee will be $500 per bird (for a total of $1,000 per pair).  The adoption fee will help offset some of the cost while they were in our care.
 
To limit stress on the birds, the Greys will not be available in the common adoption area.  We will be accepting applications and reviewing with an avian experienced committee to match them up with the best fit.  Interested parties may submit an application to exotics@houstonhumane.org.
 
Cockatiels
Cockatiels are fun, vocal little birds.  Most cockatiels live 10-20 years, though they can live as long as 20-25 years.  They are good whistlers and can pick up mimicking sounds.  They are considered easy to tame.  Cockatiels require fresh food and water daily, as well as a cleaned cage.  They love to snack on millet and benefit from a cuttlebone and toys in their cage.
 
While in our care, the cockatiels have been eating a mixed diet of Higgins Sunburst for Cockatiels and Lafeber Nutri-Berries and Lafeber Avi-Cakes.  They’ve also been given spray millet daily.
 
Cockatiels enjoy roomy cages and typically like having a friend or two.  As such, we will be adopting them out in pairs.  The cockatiels have been housed in “bunches.”  Pairs must be adopted out from the same bunch.  In the case of a “bunch” being a trio, then it will be required to adopt all 3 birds so as not to leave one without a companion.  The adoption fee is $35 per cockatiel (for a total of $70 per pair or $105 per trio).  The adoption fee will help offset some of the cost while they were in our care.
 
To limit stress on the birds, the cockatiels will be able to be seen from the adoption area, but they will not be available for interaction without an approved application.  We will be accepting applications and reviewing with an avian experienced committee to match them up with the best fit.  Interested parties may submit an application to exotics@houstonhumane.org.
 
Ferrets
Ferrets are precocious, playful, energetic pets.  They are a great addition to families, but be sure to do your homework before deciding to adopt.  The typical lifespan of a ferret is about 10 years.  Ferrets require a lot of attention and need daily interaction and socialization with you.  Daily, they will need fresh food and water, as well as a cleaned cage and litterbox. 
 
While in our care, the ferrets have been eating a mix of Marshall Ferret Diet and Wysong Epigen 90 Digestive. 
 
Ferrets need a large cage with plenty of toys and interactive components.  Swinging hammocks, ladders, multi-tiered cages, and even slides are all popular with active ferrets.  Your ferrets will need play time outside of their cage as well, which means you need to be prepared to “ferret proof” your house or, at minimum, the room you will use to play with your ferret.  The ferrets have been housed together in pairs or bunches.  As such, they will be for adoption with their buddies.  They will be available in groups of 2, and there is no option to “mix and match” from different bunches.  The adoption fee is $100 per ferret (for a total of $200 per pair).  The adoption fee will help offset some of the cost while they were in our care.
To limit stress on the ferrets, they will be able to be seen from the adoption area, but they will not be available for interaction without an approved application.  We will be accepting applications and reviewing with an exotic and mini mammal experienced committee to match them up with the best fit.  Interested parties may submit an application to exotics@houstonhumane.org.
 
Chinchillas
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Guinea Pigs
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 
Sugar Gliders
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Location/Hours

ADDRESS
14700 ALMEDA RD., HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


ADOPTIONS
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Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

 

 

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