My name is Roxie!

Macaw for adoption in Elizabeth, Colorado - Roxie
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The Gabriel Foundation

Facts about Roxie

  • Breed: Macaw
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5305
Roxie is one of many ex-breeder macaws that came into TGF's care from an animal cruelty case in Orange County, VA that made a big ruckus in the avicultural community when it occurred. Many of those macaws reside offsite in one of our aviaries in FL with other "rescue" macaws; Roxie has been a special needs bird since Day 1 of her arrival into our care. For almost 1 year, Roxie lived at Dr. Vanessa Rolfe's avian and exotics practice in Lake Worth, FL, Once her health stabilized, Roxie flew to CO as a passenger. Since we've known her, Roxie has never been fully feathered; the transition for Roxie has been greatly improved plumage, skin, respiratory and GI function and her delightful interaction with humans and birds. Roxie would make a great companion for another female macaw and she could use her own BFF. She has several macaw pals at TGF's Denver location. Since she's been in our care, Roxie's never had a bird sponsor to call her own. Sponsoring Roxie would be a kind and compassionate gift of love. Even better is someone to offer her a home of her own.
Primary Color: Blue
Secondary Color: Gold
Weight: 0.858
Age: 14yrs 10mths 3wks

About The Gabriel Foundation

Our Adoption Process...

The Gabriel Foundation Parrot Adoption Information

We’re delighted you are interested in the birds and programs of The Gabriel Foundation. We have so many wonderful birds in our adoption program just waiting for their forever home! You’ve taken the first step toward adding a feathered friend to your family.

What is the adoption process?
We ask that all adopters begin the process by taking a tour of the Aviary in Elizabeth where the majority of our birds are housed. This will allow you to see a variety of species of birds, see enrichment and housing options and get an idea how the birds are fed and cared for on a daily basis. We will also ask that you fill out an Adoption Application. We use this valuable tool to help us find a bird that fits with your personality, lifestyle, experience and expectations. There is a required class called Beyond Bird Basics, which is available online and can be taken at your own pace.

What if I already have birds in my home?
Great! You have some idea what you are getting yourself into! Every bird that comes into The Gabriel Foundation is screened for viruses and general health.

What are the fees involved in adoption from The Gabriel Foundation?
There is a $75 ($25 for smaller birds) application fee. This fee covers a one year membership to The Gabriel Foundation (or one year extension if you are already a member – value $25), the Beyond Bird Basics class (value $15), and an educational DVD or book of your choice. Regardless of whether you choose to continue with the adoption process or not, these educational materials will be extremely helpful when you do bring a new bird into your home.

The adoption fees vary from bird to bird. The adoption fees range from $10 for the smaller species of parrots up to $650 for the larger Cockatoos and Macaws. Once you have chosen a specific bird (or birds) we can give you an exact fee. In general, you can expect to pay an adoption fee that is approximately 50% of what you would pay from a private party or retail operation.

How long does the adoption take to complete?
Generally, depending on how quickly you “connect” with a bird, you can expect the adoption process to take between 6-10 weeks for the bird to come to your home. There is a 90 day probationary adoption period initially during which time you will be asked to send regular reports to us on how the adjustment is going. At the end of the 90 days, assuming all is going well and you wish to make the bird a permanent member of your household, permanent adoption paperwork will be sent for you to complete.

It seems like The Gabriel Foundation makes the adoption process very difficult! Why is this?
The combined years of experience we all bring to The Gabriel Foundation ranging from veterinary medicine, aviculture, companion parrot care and parrot welfare has helped develop a protocol that sets the birds up for the best chance of success. It is not our intent to frustrate anyone or make it impossible to add a bird to your family. We take the responsibility for each bird in our care very seriously and we want them to be successful in their new home. We take time to make sure the new family has all the tools needed for long term success. We are invested in the lifetime of each bird that comes through The Gabriel Foundation and we appreciate that you are taking the time to commit to that same level of care.

A downloadable Adoption Application is available on our website