Soft Landing Parrot Rescue

About Us

Comprehensive Care, One Bird at a Time

Located in West Michigan, we are a non-profit, home-based parrot rescue. Our emphasis is on flock dynamics, raw, whole-food nutrition and a relaxed atmosphere. Each bird that comes into our home receives the absolute best avian vet care, diet, enrichment and "instructions" from the other birds in our flock. Birds landing here will find a soft, safe and intimate environment, be able to relax and show us their personality.

Ken and Nancee have a combined 50 years of experience dealing with parrots of all species. Our very first parrot together, a Yellow-Naped Amazon named Charlie, is still with us. Nancee began caring for parrots in 1983 with an Amazon and a pair of Brotogeris parakeets. We have seen the avian community ebb and flow throughout the years, and the end result has brought us here, providing a place for parrots in need. There is a special place in our hearts for the special-needs birds; Ken is extremely talented with providing custom enclosures and playgrounds to suit every handicap.

Every bird that comes in to our rescue will be placed in a roomy cage, and after a vet check, will be placed in with the rest of the flock. They are not kept in cages in a separate room; they will have a hanging playground, tons of appropriate cage toys, lots of windows and an outside aviary to enjoy. Our experience has taught us that the other flock members are better teachers than we are!

We would also like to recommend Dr. Jason Crean, Avian Raw Whole Food Facebook page; this is where we learned about providing the very best foods for the parrots; Lara Joseph at The Animal Behavior Center for providing insight and help understanding parrot's behavior; and My Safe Bird Store for various bird supplies.

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We had a visit from Michael Martin of Fox17 News in Grand Rapids. Here is the feature:
Fox17 News Feature Soft Landing​​​



"Nancy and Ken are very knowledgeable and loving bird parents!! They transported my “ fat Girl fat Girl “ aka Zeke to us. Zeke has brought much love and laughter to our home!!!"

Kellbell WurtzelAdopter

I adopted a GCC that Nancee and Ken cared for. They were so supportive and knowledgeable through the whole process. I’m so excited to watch this next chapter unfold for you"

Lori JaneAdopter


  1. Scroll down on this page to complete our Application if you are within 300 miles of Grand Rapids, MI. WE DO NOT SHIP BIRDS!
  2. Once we review it, if everything looks good to us, we will send you a request to submit a home video.
  3. If you video is approved, we will move forward to an interview, done preferably via Messenger
  4. If you are pre-approved to visit the birds, we will invite you to come meet them. 
We all must realize that not every bird is suitable for every home. Every decision we make is in the best interest of the bird, and the interactions between him and you is most important. Remember, the bird will choose it's person, not the other way around!
You are welcome to send us an email, message us on Messenger thru our Facebook page, or complete our Surrender Form by scrolling down our main page. We are pretty informal with the logistics and all, but we do require the Surrender Contract be signed upon release of the bird to us. 
Due to security and privacy issues, we only allow those who have been 80% approved thru the adoption process to come into our home. Please understand that we can never be too careful when it comes to the safety of the birds, as well as us humans.
Yes! If you are having trouble with your bird,  we will do our very best to either offer suggestions based on our experience, or refer you to a professional that has had proven success in that particular area of need. We always want the bird to thrive in their home, but we also understand that sometimes things happen to cause problems. Let's work together to find answers!
  1.  Complete our Adoption Application if you live within 300 miles of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
  2. If we like your application, we will contact you to send us a home video.
  3. Send us a video of your home. We need to see where your new bird's cage will be, and check for any potential dangers in your home.
  4. If we approve your application and video, we will invite you for an interview on Messenger thru our Facebook page. You will be asked to answer basic bird care questions, and give us a chance to really get to know you.
  5. After the interview, we will vote to decide on having you come and visit the birds. If you are approved, we will contact you with further details.
  6. We reserve the right to ask for ID and Driver's License when you arrive. (Please remember this is our home, and we can never be too careful.)
  7. The birds reserve the right to pick their owners! If you come to visit a particular bird, and the two of you just don't 'click', you may visit other available birds and see if there is a connection with them.
  8. Once there is a good connection between you and a bird, you will pay the adoption fee, sign the Adoption Contract and take your bird home. Expect us to follow you closely for the first few weeks! 
We charge minimum fees based on vet care and any special needs. The following is a basic guideline:
  • Cockatiels - $25
  • Conures - $100
  • Amazons - $300
  • Greys - $400
  •  Macaws - $500
Adoption fee for a specific bird will be finalized at the time of approval of your application (and meeting the bird)
Fees are *non-refundable* and are due at the time of adoption.



These birds are currently ready for their new homes!

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If you are needing to give up a bird, please complete the form or simply contact us.

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Interested in adopting? Find our application here

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Adoption Application

If you would like to be considered as a permanent home for one of our birds, please complete this short application. Following this, we will contact you for a home video and interview.




Thank you for applying to adopt! We will get back to you very soon!

Surrender Form

We understand that the decision to surrender a bird is never easy. Please rest assured we are here to help, and will always have the best interest of the bird at heart.



We cannot continue our work without help from people like you! 

Every penny received goes toward food, toys and veterinarian costs. 

Please use the link here to donate: 


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