More than 80 cockatiels rescued last month from an unsanitary apartment in Rancho Bernardo were put up for adoption Tuesday by the San Diego Humane Society.

The Humane Society’s law enforcement division rescued the birds, which were flying freely within the apartment, on Jan. 23. Humane Society animal care staff examined and cleared each of the 84 birds for adoption over the last month.

San Diego Humane Society takes birds from Rancho Bernardo apartment. Image via Facebook

The Humane Society advises adopters to socialize the birds to help them adjust to their new homes. Adopters should also purchase a habitat and food for their pet ahead of time to help reduce the bird’s stress.

Residents can adopt the cockatiels on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week.

More information on the adoption process can be found on the Humane Society’s website at

— City News Service

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