My name is Bandit!

Macaw for adoption in Tampa, Florida - Bandit
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Florida Parrot Rescue

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: Macaw
  • Color: Blue
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
Hello! My name is Bandit and I am a gorgeous female Blue and Gold Macaw in my thirties . Before I came into Rescue, I was cage bound for many, many years and I had plucked myself so badly that I damaged my feather follicles, which means that my feathers will not grow back in most places. But that’s OK because I am a fun loving nudist! Who needs clothes? Not me! My foster family has shown me that I am gorgeous without them!

When I first came into Rescue, if anyone came within even a few feet of me, I would have a panic attack and fall on my back screaming, flapping, and kicking. I would also bite pretty hard – I was just so scared that I didn’t know what else to do. But I have flourished in foster care and I am now a much happier parrot. I get plenty of daily out of cage time with my foster family. I don’t pluck anymore, but like I said, I will always be a nudist due to feather follicle damage. I love to be in the middle of all of the action at all times and I love to talk and amuse you with my vocalizations. I can bark, quack, and I am picking up new words all the time.

I am still learning to trust though and am working on stepping up consistently, but I love to take treats from your hand and I enjoy my toys. My training has been a long road, and I will get there as long as I am with someone who has lots of patience and love to show me. I really need an experienced large bird owner!

I have been in Rescue since 2013 after coming in with 3 other birds, so I am very much looking forward to finding a family of my own where I know I will be safe and loved. Maybe that could be with your family? I would really like for you to come meet me so we can see! In the meantime while I wait for my perfect family to come along, maybe you would like to send me treats or toys? Some of my favorites are tube bells, wood bead toys and Roudybush size large, so I can hold them while I eat. Everything can be found on my Amazon wish list. Here is the link:

Hope to meet you soon!


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