For Adults Only. Posted October 18, 2011 by LuAnn Apple


  Upon many occasions our exotic bird rescue brings in simply amazing birds that are relinquished to M.A.R.S. for future adoptions. Such is the case with our Umbrella Cockatoo pictured here. His name is Marchello.

  We had high hopes for him to become a favorite addition to a loving family. He has all the amazing qualities a really good Cockatoo should have.  He however has one giant flaw, he does not like children or any version of them including teenagers. So with that said we here at M.A.R.S. are looking for adults only to give this bird the home he so deserves.

  Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary as you all know by now is a no-fault rescue. This policy has allowed our Florida Parrot Rescue M.A.R.S. to learn through Marchellas’ prior adoptions that this amazing avian will do well and be a loving addition to an adults only household.

We are very happy to report that Stewie and Angel Eyes who replaced Marchella  in those families with children, are doing very well indeed.

Here at our exotic bird rescue known simply as M.A.R.S., we make it our highest priority to make this decision to adopt a very successful and wonderful experience for all.  To those of you who understand that adoption is the only way to go, we thank you all !!!!!!!!!!!!

Please continue to support our cause by adopting, donating or becoming a member. And please pass the mission of M.A.R.S. to all who seek an exotic bird as their pet of choice.


  • Killinshel October 18, 2011 at 6:59 am

    He sure is a handsome bird. My husband and I are interested, but we do not know the process and how adoption works. If you could please give us a lil information on how the adoption process works we would be thankful. 
    Helena and Donny Killins

  • Shelly October 18, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Marchella is one of my favorites when I visit…he’s such a great bird to interact with for someone like me who’s few previous large bird experiences weren’t that good…he’s always coming over to say hi and to get some lovin’…whether there’s another bird in my lap or not, he figures there’s room for him too. 🙂  He definitely would make a wonderful addition to a household!!!

  • LuAnn Apple November 19, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Contact Lu at ( I will assist you in the process if you are still interested. Marchella is still available.

  • Amanda March 11, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I adopted my Female Umbrella Cockatoo in 2009. She has had such a terrible life. Her owner bought her as a chick who I also bought birds from and she couldn’t handle my Emily. She would leave Emily at the guys pet shop for months on end pick her up for a couple hours and bring her back to the shop. There was many other bad things this lady did to my Emily. But these birds as with any bird are high maintenance and require so much tume and affection. When I got Emily she didn’t luke anyone but me, and I mean she would chase after my Fiance and kids. But she has gotten over that she loves my kids and will do shaky shaky with my fiance and still she trues to play tag with him around the house. She will follow him. And in 2010 she has started to lay eggs. Because she feels comfortable in her home so our vet said we could leave ir alone or find her a friend so thats what we are doing looking to find her a friend.

  • LuAnn Apple April 8, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Some birds do want other birds in the house some do not, one we have here Frosty dislikes all the other birds here at the rescue. It is not an easy process finding a friend for your girl but it is possible email and we will discuss further.

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