My name is Basha!

Macaw for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Basha
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I'm being cared for by:
St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

Facts about Basha

  • Breed: Macaw
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
Hi I'm Basha and I'm a two-year-old blue and gold macaw. When I first got rescued I was sure scared of everything going on but now that I have my own room and a calm home, I'm really starting to come out of my shell! I step up sometimes but sometimes I still get scared and don't want to. I'm also not so sure about head scratches, but maybe in time I'll like them.
I'm learning to like toys though-especially after I see my foster mama playing with them. Then I get real interested and want to know what she's playing with! I like fresh fruit such as strawberries and bananas and of course, seeds! Mama keeps trying to get me to eat these weird pellet things but so far I've ignored them.
I can say "hello", "cracker", "Polly wanna cracker?", and my name! Like most macaws I like to scream and vocalize frequently, but I also play quietly by myself too. I would do best in a calm home and with someone who has experience with my large size and personality. I also do not like dogs. I'd love to find my forever home, will it be with you?

Adoption Fee: $500

Hatch Date: 2015


About St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

About Our Rescue Group...

While the public has become more familiar with puppy mills and the issue of dog and cat overpopulation, most people are not aware of the plight of homeless companion birds. These animals are victims of over-breeding just as other pet species are, and despite the illegality, many are still wild-caught. In addition to the problems faced by homeless pets of all kinds, birds have the added "burden" of longevity. Parrot species can live thirty, fifty, even eighty years. This increases the likelihood that a bird will have multiple homes in his or her lifetime.

STAR is a 501(c)(3) charity formed to address the issue of homeless birds in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our volunteers foster a variety of bird species, with the eventual goal of placement in forever homes. We also strive to educate and instruct the public in not only the care of companion birds, but in the appreciation of wild birds as well. We have volunteers who can speak to children and adults on a range of topics.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We regularly hold “Meet the Birds” events, where the public can learn more about us, our birds, and our mission. We also attend community events to inform people about our mission and to show some of our available birds. Those interested in a particular bird can always contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a meeting with that bird.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in a particular bird, you need to fill out an Adoption Application, which can be found on our website. The application can then be mailed or e-mailed to us. Home visits are required prior to all bird adoptions, and we prefer local adoptions. Also, we will not ship any of our adoptable birds, and we do not adopt to breeders. All references will be checked for all birds. If approved, you must drive to St. Louis, MO to pick up the approved bird. Adoption donations must be paid in cash. (We apologize that we can no longer accept personal checks.) For a range of suggested adoption donations, please see our FAQ page, or contact us to inquire about a specific bird.

One important factor to take into consideration is if you smoke. All animals are negatively affected by tobacco smoke, but birds in particular are susceptible to its effects. In addition to breathing and overall health problems, many birds will obsessively preen in an attempt to rid themselves of the smoke, and the result can be severe feather plucking. If you or another household member smoke, we will not approve the application, and we recommend you not adopt any animal.