My name is Calvin [DC]!

Macaw for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Calvin [DC]
Photo 1 - Macaw for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Calvin [DC]
Photo 2 - Macaw for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Calvin [DC]
Photo 3 - Macaw for adoption in Asheville, North Carolina - Calvin [DC]

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Calvin [DC]'s Info...

I am good with birds.

Calvin [DC]'s Story...
Calvin is a Chestnut-fronted or Severe Macaw, which is a type of mini-Macaw -- he is smaller than his big cousins, such as Blue & Gold Macaws. Calvin is a very interactive, active, clever, and curious bird. He says "Step up" and offers his foot to you when he wants you to pick him up (which is usually whenever you go by!). Calvin often speaks appropriately. He says "Good night" at bedtime and "Goodbye" when someone leaves. He waves his foot while he says "Hi." He even likes to hang upside down from your hand. As with most parrots, Calvin needs and craves lots of attention. He doesn't want to just hang out on top of his cage or on a nearby playstand. He'll climb down from wherever he is and walk right on over to you to get you to interact with him! Like any parrot, Calvin needs a good diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, a big cage to call his home while you're away, and lots of toys to destroy. Besides talking, he does make noise -- he's a parrot, after all! Calvin has plucked in the past and it is unlikely his feathers will grow back. He is a good member of the family and gets along fine with other family pets, including other birds.

For information about Phoenix Landing's adoption process, please email Email is the best and fastest way to communicate with Phoenix Landing.

Phoenix Landing's primary areas of operation include: Maryland (MD), Washington (DC), Virginia (VA), North Carolina (NC), the eastern panhandle of West Virginia (WV), Greenville (SC), and Knoxville (TN). Our Education Program is a fun and required part of Phoenix Landing's adoption process. For this reason, adoptions are limited to our locations in MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, and TN, and close surrounding areas (including bordering locations in PA, DE, WV). If you live beyond our adoption areas, we encourage you to locate a non-profit parrot adoption organization in your area or email us for assistance finding one. Many parrots need our help!

If you are considering adoption through PL, please check out for more information and to download a copy of our Adoption Application in DOC or PDF format. All potential adopters/fosters must attend our Educational Seminars, have a brief in-Home Visit, and pay an Adoption Fee.

For more information about Phoenix Landing Education Events, please visit our web site, at:

Thank you for considering adoption!

Facts about Calvin [DC]

  • Breed: Macaw
  • Color: Olive
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Calvin [DC], a Asheville Macaw was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Macaw for sale in Asheville, or seeking a Macaw from a breeder in Asheville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Asheville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Asheville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Macaw breeders who help with Macaw rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Asheville paves the way for another one to be saved.