Southern Nevada Parrot Education, Rescue & Rehoming Society

Bird Care 101 - A great time was had

Bird Care 101 is a class for pet parrot owners of every experience level. The course was developed by Mark Romansky and Madeleine Franco, founding members of the Southern Nevada Parrot Education, Rescue and Rehoming Society (SNPERRS), who collectively represent nearly 50 years of birdkeeping experience.

Comments from the class held September 12:

This class was very informational-not just for beginners, I strongly urge anyone that has a bird to brush up on basic care. Thanks so much for this class.

What a good Saturday thank you Mark and Madeline for the great bird 101 everybody I've talked to really enjoyed it also thank you Terry for coming to bird 101 from Florida

What a great meeting today. Got to meet lots of people and ty Mark & Madeleine for giving up your Saturday to help us better understand our birds

Watch for the next Bird Care 101 class and come join us!


The Southern Nevada Parrot Education Rescue & Rehoming Society (SNPERRS) is a NonProfit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. It is managed and operated totally by Volunteers. Our members realize that there are many reasons why someone may need to give up a pet bird for rehoming; circumstances change for everyone and simply selling a beloved pet is not an option for many owners. We are a caring alternative to selling a loved pet to a stranger.


Donate Your Parrot

Barring emergencies, SNPERRS will not perform intakes of birds for rehoming from Tuesday, November 24, 2015 through Tuesday, January 5, 2016. This is to allow our volunteers and fosters to enjoy their holidays and to minimize the difficulties that are known to result from trying to acclimate a bird to a new environment during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Adoptions during this same time will be finalized on a case-by-case basis, and typically only in cases in which the bird is already in place. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Giving up a bird is never easy, and the decision must be given a lot of thought. But when a new home is the best option for your bird, the next step is to fill out our donation form. ​This form is designed to give the program director valuable information toward the best possible placement for your bird. We understand that you are concerned about your bird's future welfare. We share your concern and the more information we get about your bird's habits, likes and dislikes, the easier it will be for the bird to make adjustments in his/her new environment.

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Become a Foster home

SNPERRS relies completely on Volunteers to care for parrots waiting to be adopted. Find out how you can become a SNPERRS Foster home.


Found a Wild Bird?

The SNPERRS rehoming program includes exotic pet birds (parrots) only. We do not conduct rescue/rehoming for protected native species or introduced birds, including pigeons, starlings, or house sparrows. If you have a concern relative to a wild or introduced species, please contact "The Wild Wing Project", the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service or the Nevada Department of Wildlife. ​​Your cooperation will help ensure that SNPERRS can continue to focus on what it does best. Thank You!


A major part of SNPERRS success comes from the support of people like you! Please consider making a donation today to help support the medical needs and day to day expenses involved in the care and feeding of these beautiful intelligent parrots. Everything needed to maintain the success of the rescue is done by volunteers. From fostering donated birds, to transporting cages or just talking to people in the community about what we do and the great need for ​caring people and loving homes. Please consider donating your time to help, or make a monetary donation if you are able. You will have our sincerest thanks for your generosity and concern.

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​​Help SNPERRS by donating items from our Amazon WISH LIST

​When you use Amazon Smiles you will be supporting us two ways - through your donation of items from our wish list and through the money we will receive as a result of your purchase at Amazon Smiles. Before you do all your holiday and regular shopping at Amazon Smiles, make sure you register your charity as 'The Southern Nevada Parrot Education Rescue & Rehoming Society' to support SNPERRS every time you shop!