Frankie – Blue and Gold Macaw – ADOPTED



Frankie is a very shy 25 – 27 year old Blue and Gold Macaw.  She is looking for a very special home to call her own.

She has not shown any aggression to young people but we do recommend older children in the home just to be safe as she doesn’t like fingers going in her cage.  As she can get loud, you must live in a house to adopt this girl so your neighbors do not complain.

She is still quite shy of hands and coming out to be adventurous. She is stick trained and can be moved around this way and will step up on occasion. She gives very clear signs if she is not comfortable and will bite if you push her – this is out of fear – she is not an aggressive bird!

She will also need to be closely monitored for egg binding/egg laying – she has had surgery in the past 18 – 24 months to remove an egg.  Subsequent eggs laid were malformed and soft so she may require more than your average vet visits to monitor this.  A potential adopter needs to be aware of the responsibility and potential cost involved.

She has learned how to enjoy all fruits and vegetables and has been slowly weaned off of a high seed diet (about 1 tbsp per day now).  She also likes zupreem peanut flavored pellets although Harrisons is also offered regularly. Walnuts are her favorite nut and her training has been done using these as positive reinforcement.

She can talk and sing and dance although you can’t always understand what shes saying.

She enjoys wood toys and gets a regular supply of cut up wood – 2x4s are perfect for her!

She seems to enjoy the company of other birds around her so another bird or two in her new family would be okay. Caution must be taken as the small birds landing on her cage will get their toes bit!

If you require further information not listed here, please email [email protected]

Applications can be filled out via our website if you are interested in adding this girl to your family.

Please indicate your type of residence.
Please indicate the size of parrot you are interested in.
Do you have a preference for a particular species?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to house pets?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Are all members of the family in agreement to adopt this bird?
How old are your children?
Do you foresee any further children in your future?
Do you work full or part time?
How many hours a day will the bird be in his/her cage?
Do you currently have an Avian Vet
If yes what is his/her name/clinic name:
If you do not have an Avian Vet – do you have access to one?
How often should a parrot be seen by an Avian Vet?
How often do you believe a bird should be bathed?
Do you believe that birds need toys in their cage and if so, how many?
Should these toys be rotated and if so, how often?
What kind of perches and how many should be provided – please explain the reasoning:
If you currently own birds, what do you use to clean the cage with?
How often do you think the cage cleaning should be done?
What would you line your cage with?
How often should the bird be given fruit and/or vegetables?
Should the bird be on an all seed diet?
Are you familiar with pellets for birds?
Should birds be given any vitamin supplements – either for their overall health or their feather condition?
What are your views on seeds being added to a diet?
Do you have any concerns taking a bird outside?
Do you have other pets in the home:
Please list all pets and if they are spayed/and or neutered
What is your personal opinion on breeding all species of animals ie:dog/cat/rabbit/parrot – and would you ever purchase any species of animal from a breeder?
Please list any potential dangers you can forsee in your home regarding the health of a parrot and the steps you take to ensure they are safe.
Where will the bird/s be placed while on vacation?
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
If the bird should bite one of your existing pets what would you do?
If the bird bites your spouse/child, what would you do?
If this bird causes destruction ie: chewing a door/wall/chair/power cord/curtain/wall paper etc – how will you handle the situation(if you are adopting a cockatoo, please be advised that its not a matter of IF he/she will chew any of the above, but a ma
Please list the things you hope to achieve with the adoption of this bird and what you will do to ensure the best quality of life possible.

4 thoughts on “Frankie – Blue and Gold Macaw – ADOPTED

  • March 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Interested in the African grey

  • March 27, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Anna, would like to know if Birdline is going to be at 2017 Comic Expo?

    • March 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Birdline will be in attendance in the non profit section at the 2017 Comic and Entertainment Expo.
      We will be in Hall D booth 1765/1766. Stop by and visit us there!

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