Bird adoption, sanctuary, rescue, and care education services for parrots and other captive exotic 'pet' birds. Based in Minneapolis - St. Paul (Twin Cities) area of Minnesota and serving Midwest.

 

 

P.O. Box 821  Stillwater, MN  55082  

Phone: (651) 275-0568  Fax: (651) 275-0457  

E-mail: birds@maars.org  

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Home Evaluation

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Download Adobe Acrobat ReaderThese are the criteria that MAARS representatives evaluate when determining whether or not to approve an adoption applicant for the placement of a bird.

Part I

A score of 0 on any item may be grounds for disqualification.

1) Household member breeds exotic and/or domestic "companion" animals

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

2) Applicant has sold a companion animal they owned

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

3) Household member(s) is verbally and/or physically abusive to companion animals in home

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

4) A household member strongly objects to animals in the home

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

5) Companion animals in home are aggressive

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

6) House smells strongly of tobacco smoke

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

7) Applicant plans to move out of area within 6 months or less

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

8) Household members and relationships appear stable

_____Yes (5) _____No (0)

9) Household includes snakes, ferrets, or other animals that could be dangerous to a companion bird(s)

_____Yes (0) _____No (5)

10) Applicant agrees to all terms of contract(s) and waiver(s)

_____Yes (5) _____No (0)

Part I Score: _____ out of 45

Part II

0 = Very Poor 1 = Poor 2 = Fair 3 = Good 4 = Very Good 5 = Excellent

1) Applicant's reliability

_____

2) Accuracy with which applicant described household

_____

3) General condition of home

_____

4) General cleanliness of home

_____

5) Other environmental conditions (specify below)

_____

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6) Household members' respect for animals in home

_____

7) Conditions are _______________ for proper quarantine

_____

8) Location where bird(s) will be kept

_____

9) Consistency of household schedule/routine

_____

10) Amount of time applicant is able to devote to care and attention of bird(s)

_____

11) Cooperation/participation of household members

_____

12) Applicant's knowledge of avian behavior

_____

13) Applicant's knowledge of avian health and nutrition

_____

14) Applicant's comfort level in handling companion birds

_____

15) Applicant's ability to access/utilize resources

_____

Part II Score: _____ out of 75

Part III

Complete this section for current bird homes only.

1) General physical condition of bird(s)

_____

2) General temperament/behavior of bird(s)

_____

3) General condition of cage(s)

_____

4) Size and type of cage(s) and perches

_____

5) Location of cage(s)

_____

6) Amount and type of toys available

_____

7) Quality/variety of avian diet

_____

8) General environmental conditions (specify below)

_____

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Part III Score: _____ out of 40

Additional Comments

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