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Our birds are not available for breeding, and we do not ship birds.
You must pass a screening interview (by appointment only) and visit twice to adopt a bird.  We reserve the right to turn away anyone if we think you aren't the right person for the bird.  Adoption fees do not include the cage.  Some cages available for sale.  For an adoption appliction please email
Burge Bird Rescue
13833 S 71 Hwy
Grandview MO 64030
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What other birds do we have?  Sometimes we are too busy to update this site, 
so give us a call at 816-356-4700. 

If we don't have the bird you are looking for, be sure to check with Beak N Wings bird club at to see what birds they have available.

"Her name is Lola, she was a show bird...."  ​Lola the 18 year old Blue and Gold was a performing bird at the Rainforest Cafe years ago, but needs a new home now that her owner has moved and can't keep her.  She is shy about meeting new people, but once she gets used to you she will talk, give kisses, allow you to pet her, and maybe even do a trick or two.  Her feather plucking is caused by a combination of issues, some of which we are attempting to resolve, some will require time and patience, but we can't guarantee her feathers will grow back.  Adoption fee for Lola is $400

Green Wing Macaw Jules was born around 1972, and has been plucking for about six years.  We think he is a boy, and he sometimes has a bossy male attitude.  He likes to dance, answer the phone, talk, and sometimes get head scratches.  Are you bossy enough to handle this big bossy bird?  Adoption fee $300

Barney is a really sweet guy who came to us because he had a chronic sinus infection that took months of treatment to clear up. Born in 1981, he still enjoys getting head scratches and is usually good about stepping up and being held. If you are ready for a super-sized bird, call or email us about Barney. Adoption fee for Barney is $400

GoDiva came to us almost completely naked, so her name was Godiva. Because of her attitude, we tended to call her Diva, so we just changed her name to GoDiva. After months of treatment, we have cured her of the infections that caused her to mutilate her feet until she lost a toe, and her feathers are growing in so she now has wings and a tail. We will only adopt her out to someone who lives nearby in case her self-mutilation flares up again (which we don't expect) and she requires more treatment (at our expense). She was handfed as a baby, but was set up for breeding and wasn't handled for years, so she will take patience to tame her down again.  Adoption fee $250


Ruby is a male Lilac Crowned Amazon born in 1992. He prefers men and will step up on a stick, but is not fond of hands. He isn't much of a talker and doesn't really want to be petted, but he loves to hang out around his family and share your meals.  Adoption fee $250

Garfield the Orange Wing Amazon came to us from a dog and cat shelter that was having trouble finding just the right home for her. She was born in 1998 and has laid a couple of eggs so we know she is a girl! She seems to prefer men and will rarely step up for a woman. She needs to stay on a healthy diet to keep her cholesterol under control.  Adoption fee $250


Bandit is a Nanday Conure of unknown sex and age. We know that he has lived in at least 3 homes, and we hope to find someone who will love him forever and stop passing him around. We have a 3 page list of everything you could ever want to know about Bandit's likes and dislikes and quirks and cuteness. Are you ready to make the commitment?  Adoption fee $75


Twig is a Quaker of unknown age and sex. He/she was really nice with the previous owner and would step up and allow petting, blowing kisses and whistling. Keep in mind that Quakers are technically not legal as pets in Kansas due to their hardy nature.  Adoption fee $75


Runaround Sue was captured after being seen for days at a bird feeder. She is a mixed breed lovebird, possibly a combination of Peachface and Fischer's. She isn't tame, but she has told us she would prefer to stay in a home because it is cold outside!  Adoption fee $20


If you want a bird (or two) that will coo and laugh, never bite, and will allow anyone in the family to handle it, a dove may be for you.  We will require anyone adopting our doves to show us the cage (or a photo of the cage) to ensure that they will have enough space.  All regular adoption procedures apply, meaning you have to call for an appointment, fill out an adoption application, and be approved to adopt.

Adoption fee ONLY $5 EACH 

Kenny was part of a 30 dove hoarding case, so we don't know how old he is. He gets along well with other doves and would like to stay with one if possible.

Lucky on the right is from the same group and we think he is also a male.  They may be brothers!

Petrie was born in 2005, and came to us when her owner was moving. If you want a sweet, gentle bird that anyone in the family can hold, a Ringneck Dove might be right for you.

Sebastian was born in 2006 and we are pretty sure he is a male. He is sweet on Petrie, and they would make a great addition to your family if you like gentle birds that coo.


Sofie and Sammy were born in 2013.  Sammy is seen on the left in the photos, Sofie is on the right. They are not tame and are very bonded with each other. We would like them to stay together but we will ABSOLUTELY NOT adopt them out to anyone who is going to let them breed.  Adoption fee $40 each

Sienna on the left is a White Winged Parakeet of unknown sex and age. She and her friend Zack on the right lived in one house where stuff was thrown at their cage, then in a home with someone who was rarely home, and then the back room of a pet store. Sienna and Zack hope to stay together in a safe home with nice people and good food.  Adoption fee $40 each


Only occasionally available, and only to existing clients of Burge Bird Services (meaning we have treated a bird for you in our veterinary clinic within the last 2 years).  Contact us for availability.

Marty the male Zebra Finch born in 2012 is a companion to Marigold the budgie. We would love to see them stay together unless they go to live with other birds of their own species that they get along with. (We couldn't get Marty to hold still for a photo, so the picture shows two other male Zebra finches.) Adoption fee for this bird is $5 each

Punky and Pookie are crested Society Finches born in 2013. We don't know how old they are, whether they are boys or girls, or why they were surrendered to our rescue, but we know they are cute with their little fluffy head feathers!

Brownie is a female canary who is at least 5 years old. She seems to get along well with other birds and would be a nice friend for your lonely canary or finch.  Adoption fee $10

Bambino and Bella are Java Rice Finches, which is one of the largest finch species. They were born in 2011 and we don't know if they are boys or girls, but they get along well with each other. 

These seven Zebra Finches came in without names and are of unknown ages.  They were named and sponsored by:
Peanut by Miranda Rice
Walnut (Wallie), Pecan (Peckie), Filbert (Phil), Hazelnut (Hazel), Pistachio (Penny), Almond (Allie) all sponsored by Paula Rossow