Bailey is a sixty year old blue and gold macaw in West Palm Beach that needs a home.
She is showing some signs of old age, and has some feather picking behavior that has gone on for such a long time that not all her feathers come in. Up until recently she had been eating a seed diet which doesn’t meet all nutritional requirements but we were able to successfully change her diet to Harrison’s Bird Foods so her diet has improved.
We performed a basic medical workup to make sure that there is nothing specifically wrong with her but she does show signs of aging. Her previous diet has probably aged her prematurely as often parrots on seeds age sooner. She sleeps a lot but still plays (she bumps a basketball around and chews bird toys). She doesn’t scream much any more.
We don’t know how long she will be on earth but we’d like to see her go to a home that has the time to work with her. She protects her cage but she reacts well to people who take the time to get to know her and once she trusts you she loves to be petted and get head rubs.
Birds getting so old they outlive their owners is a real issue at this time. It is a concern that often prevents an older person from adopting a parrot. Adopting an older bird is certainly a solution for this issue.
If you are interested in potentially adopting Bailey, we at Bird & Exotic Hospital are taking applications for adoption. There is a cage that can come with her. She needs a person with bird experience especially if it is with macaws. We will not ship her so we do need someone to pick her up in person.
Please email a description about yourself, your bird interest/experience information to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Adopting Bailey” in the subject line.