Meet Charlie, one of our beloved Blue and Gold Macaws. Charlie arrived as a stray to the sanctuary several years ago. He was found in a tree in a residential area, frightened, and unable to be rescued until he succumbed to hunger and fell.
Charlie was extremely anxious and terrified of people when he initially arrived. He has come a very long way in his time with us, and is even comfortable leaving his cage to stand on his door or on a perch. For some, he can be transferred with a perch to other areas.
Charlie almost always befriends the macaws on other side of his cage. Even when rotating cages around the room, he still gets excited to chat with whoever is near him. He seems to be most fond of other Blue and Gold Macaws.
He is still unsure of people, and is unlikely to step onto an arm or hand. When prompted, he typically will fly off of his cage or run away. He will need an owner who is very patient and willing to wait until he is ready to be handled.
Species Life Expectancy: 80+ years
Minimum cage required: 40" x 30" x 60"
Minimum bar spacing: 1"- 2"
What I eat here: Goldenfeast 1/2 cup daily, Harrison pellets mixed in.
My favorite treat(s): Peppers, apples, melons, almonds
*Adoption fees are given once a bird is placed on hold and has been visited multiple times. Our fees vary based on age, health, handleability and length of time at our sanctuary, so our fees change regularly as each bird is re-assessed*