Companion Parrots Re-homed

About Parrot University

Parrot University is located in the Pineville Towne Market at 321 So. Polk Street. Pineville is 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte and the SC state line. We're open seven days a week and there's ample free parking. Parrot University is owned by Amber Rosintoski. You can reach us at 704-889-2325 or


We offer the full range of products needed to care for and engage your companion parrot. Our nutritional offerings include Harrison's Bird Foods, Roudybush, Zupreem, Lafeber, TOPs, Volkman, Goldenfeast, Halo, Beak Appetit, and Crazy Corn. You can choose from dozens of perches, swings, and boings to outfit the cage. For daily care we offer full spectrum lighting, mister bottles for bathing, Avix health products, water bottles, food bowls, cleaning supplies, and gram scales to monitor your bird's weight. There is a wide variety of cages, play stands, and travel cages in stock or available by special order. Our toy selection is the largest and most reasonably priced in the region. If you can't come to us, we will be happy to ship to you!

Parrot University is an authorized dealer for Wingdow, Bird Toys Etc. and Batik, Canada. Parrots boarding with us enjoy the use of Wingdows so that they can see beyond their room while protecting the woodwork! All our birds are crazy about BTE's "kitchen sink" as well as other PVC and stainless toys by them. You must see Batik's beautiful sarongs to appreciate their beauty. They truly are wearable art. Also available are parrot molas handmade by the Indians of the San Blas Islands, Panama. They can be made into lovely pillows, clothing, and wall hangings. Also many wonderful custom framed bird prints are available for purchase.

Educational Resources

With our focus on education, Parrot University offers a wide selection of books, magazines and DVDs to improve your understanding of your companion parrot. Current and previous issues of "Good Bird Magazine" and "Bird Talk" are always available. Classes on a variety of topics are available each month. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly as schedules may change and classes may be added.

Behavioral consultations and in-home visits are available. Parrots are available for adoption through Companion Parrots Re-homed. Click on Adoption Information to see birds that are currently available as well as those who are in new, happy homes. Check with us frequently as this list is always changing. You can visit and interact with many of the birds here in the store, so please stop by for a "birdie fix"!


Parrot University is proud to offer high bio-secure boarding with both private and communal rooms available. Go to Boarding Info for complete details. We urge you to make early reservations during holidays and school breaks as these times fill up quickly!


About Amber

Meet Amber. With a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston, her professional experience includes South Carolina Aquarium, Center for Birds of Prey, San Francisco Zoo, Tracy Aviary, Carolina Raptor Center and Atrium Animal Hospital. Shortly after Amber began volunteering at CPR, she stepped into the position of Store Manager at Parrot U.

During a recent interview, Amber shared some information about herself as well as her thoughts about the future of Parrot University and Companion Parrots Re-homed.

"I have been passionate about animals for as long as I can remember, and have always had a strong desire to make a difference and leave my mark on the world. I'm so excited about owning Parrot University! So far the days feel the same, only with more paperwork. Parrot University has a solid foundation after nine years in business and I look forward to continuing and expanding our brand.

My most rewarding experience so far is my involvement with the relinquishments and adoptions of the CPR Adoption Program. People always ask "isn't it hard for you to let the birds go" and when I really think about it, it's not. I love these birds with all of my heart and I get to be there for them from relinquishment to adoption and it's a very humbling experience. Relinquishments aren't easy, but I'm grateful to be there for the families when they make the difficult decision to give up their bird. These are good people to whom life threw a curveball and they chose to do what they thought was best for their pet.

I love every aspect of the adoption process, from the first time families come into the store - introducing them to the birds, watching them form a bond with "their" bird, calling to tell them their adoption has been approved and finalizing the logistics of the day they take their bird home. I've participated in nearly 50 adoptions last year and I consider every single one of them a part of my family. I get updates on how the birds are doing, which is the ultimate reward.

At Parrot U, I don't anticipate making any drastic changes - why mess with success? Ultimately Parrot University and CPR are interconnected and they cannot be successful without each other. Every time a customer purchases food, toys, or other products from Parrot U, they're supporting a small business and ultimately ensuring the continuation of Companion Parrots Re-Homed".

Please join us in congratulating Amber and please stop in to see her.