My name is Journey!

Macaw for adoption in Tampa, Florida - Journey
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I'm being cared for by:
Florida Parrot Rescue

Facts about Journey

  • Breed: Macaw
  • Color: Blue
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
Hi. My name is Journey and I am an approximately 15 yr old blue and gold macaw. They call me a boy but the doctor hasn't confirmed it. My foster mom gave me this name because I didn't have a name prior to coming here. I also never came out of my cage. Don't worry though; life isn't too shabby nowadays. I try to talk and am learning that being vocal isn't a bad thing but a way of expressing myself. I eat healthy nuts and am in the final stages of a full conversion from seed to pelleted diet. I am still a little uneasy with interacting with people but as you can see by my photos my foster mom is working on it because the world is a big and scary place outside of my cage! I am also learning how to play with toys because I love shredding newspaper on the bottom of my cage! My foster mom bought me a shred ball and I love it! I am OK with dogs being around - I am curious of them. I seem to like my foster mom over my foster dad but only by a little. I am working on being handled by humans as they haven't really interacted with me that much in my life, but I get lots of almonds and fruit for doing it so I am learning to gently take it from hands while in my cage because my cage is my safe place. I am pretty quiet for a macaw but come near my house and I will scream to let my family know! No need for an industrial alarm here! I am not the bird for someone who doesn't have big parrot experience as I have not been interacted with a lot until recently. With patience and love my foster mom already sees the great potential I have bottled up inside...I'm just scared. Will you take me in as one of your own?

Interested in adoption? Please go to our website to fill out an application and to read our adoption protocols at
An avian veterinarian has properly vetted all birds before they are placed up for adoption. Adoption fees include the bird’s cage IF the bird has a cage - most do, but please ask!
Parakeets, Cockatiels, Lovebirds: Fee’s for these birds are optional, but please consider donating any amount you can afford – your donations allow us to help more animals in need!
Quaker Parrots: $50
Parrotlets, Indian Ringnecks: $75
Conures: $125
Senegals, Lories, Meyers, Caiques, large Asiatic species: $200
Pionus, Amazons, Miniature Macaws (Hahns, Severe, Illigers, Yellow-Collared), Small Cockatoos (Goffins, Bare-Eyes): $275
Eclectus Parrots: $325
African Greys: $400
Large Cockatoos (Moluccan, Umbrella, Sulfur Crested, etc.): $400
Large Macaws (Blue and Gold, Scarlet, Greenwing, etc.): $500

**Birds that have been in rescue for more than one year – 50% off adoption fees regardless of species**
Please e-mail us at for any questions!


About Florida Parrot Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Florida Parrot Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of companion parrots. We strive to educate parrot owners on proper handling and care of parrots. Should someone be unable to keep their bird(s) for ANY reason, we want them to know there is a place to turn, and that they are not alone. It is our goal to provide a safe haven for birds that cannot stay with their owners or birds in need, and then to find those birds permanent forever homes with loving and responsible families.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our rescues are located in homes through out the state. We will work with the fosters and potential adopters to set up dates and times.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an application which is free of charge, an adoption fee which varies on the bird you wish to adopt. We do NOT adopt our for breeding purposes.

Rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected birds

Veterinary care and treatment for birds in need

Provide parrot owners with a place to bring their birds in the event that they can no longer keep them.

Educate new & current parrot owners on proper care & handling of their companion parrots.

Adoptions & Adoption Counseling

Behavior Counseling