Parrots For Adoption


As mention in the “About” section, the mission of M.A.R.S, our Florida based parrot rescue organization is a simple one. We are committed to finding loving homes for birds who are abandoned, neglected, have health issues, or are not wanted for a variety of other reasons. It is our highest priority to match the right individual or family to a exotic bird that will bring years of  joy to both. We are a no-fault rescue, more on that to follow.

The Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary specializes in parrots. Parrots are the third most popular pets in the world. M.A.R.S. no-fault policy means that if your first choice of avian does not work out, you keep trying till you find the perfect avian companion for your situation.

Please scroll down to view some of our adoptable birds on the Adopt-a-Pet link below. Also view our listings on, and (Florida Parrot Rescue M.A.R.S.), on Facebook.  Availability changes often, and it is difficult to keep updated pictures of adoptable birds current, so check with us via our site contact form, direct e-mail,(, or one of the sites mentioned above.  Adoption papers available on FORMS page.


Macaws are extremely inquisitive, curious, affectionate, and playful animals. Often called winged rainbows, they are the most colorful members of the bird family – with powerful large beaks and long tails. Considered the largest birds among the parrots, these birds flaunt a unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and numerous engaging traits that make them a highly sought after pet.

(Images coming soon!)

1. Isabella or Izzy as we call her, Catalina Macaw, female, $375.00



4. Crackers and Big Blue, both Blue and Gold Macaws.  MUST stay together. $500.00 for the pair.

Please email for current Macaws available


  1. Cockatoos are very lively and affectionate birds. They are quite cuddly and bond very closely with their owners. They are very social and playfull, and love the interactions humans can provide. Never forget most cockatoos have a two yearold mentality so teach them to play, and to be happy with the time you have to give them.  Over all they are a total delight. Remember we are a no fault rescue, so if one cockatoo does not fit your situation, you can try others till we get the perfect match.

Here are the Cockatoos that we currently have for adoption: Please email for current Cockatoos available.

Click on the link “View with PicLens” for an enlarged view of our beloved feathered friends.

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We have many other kinds of parrots for adoption. More pics coming soon. Stay tuned!

If you’re interested in adopting one of our beautiful birds, check out the the forms section or contact us, or e-mail directly for questions.

Additionally, don’t forget to have a look at our “Bird’s Talk” page to learn more about the fascinating life stories the M.A.R.S residents!


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  • corleen miller March 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I am looking for a grey to adopt

  • LuAnn Apple April 18, 2014 at 6:07 am

    I think you may have already e-mailed me, but if not please do so and we will let you know when a grey arrives and you can come and meet with all appropriate paperwork filled out from this site, adoption papers are located under FORMS.

  • Mari Seitzer July 1, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Do you have a male Eclectus Parrot for adoption. Please either e-mail or call at 936-828-7500. Blessings

  • Dee Thurman July 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Very interested in Bella. My wife and I live in louisana and want to adopt a green wing. There is no rescues in Louisiana so was wandering if y’all would adopt out of state.

  • LuAnn Apple July 18, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Ricco and Bella have been hanging out together and each really enjoy having each other as friends Ricco is fun and friendly and smart. Bella is an older breeder bird and is just happy to be loved and looked at but not handled more if you need additional info e mail

  • LuAnn Apple July 18, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Not at this time our last one in was just adopted but please keep in touch.

  • LuAnn Apple August 1, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Just realized why I could not find your info, please email for further info on the green wings we have here at MARS for adoption

  • Debra Whittaker December 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I am interested in finding out about “Big Dusty” an umbrella cockatoo you have listed. I could n I t find information or a pic of him. Could you please email me with ut.
    I am looking for a U2 , that will nond with a female, me!
    I have a female now that is a man’s bird, she wants nothing to do with me, nor tolerate me. Ideally I am looking for a bird to use as an “emotional companion bird”
    I am disabled and find great comfort in my birds. I also have a bird trainer, to address any traing issues…but he was not able to get my female whomus perfect to bond with me, therefore she is not usable as a companion bird for me.
    Thank you,
    Debra L Whittaker

  • Chris December 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Do you take African greys to adopt?

  • LuAnn Apple December 30, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Dusty Romeo Zooey all boys with huge hearts and very cabable of being one on one birds. setting an appt and meeing them with filled out adoption papers from this site located under forms is the first step As we are no fault adoption organization you can try another if the first does not work out.please email to set the appt.

  • LuAnn Apple December 30, 2014 at 3:16 am

    yes we do we have had many successfully adopted in the past year and if you would email we can proceed with further info
    for you. thank you for inquiring

  • Teresa horton January 10, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Interested in adopting a parrot as a prt, companion.
    Would prefer a cokatoo or medium size parrot such as a yellow nape or grey.

  • LuAnn Apple January 12, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Email marsadopt@gmail for further info on our adoption process thank you for your inquiry

  • barbara speer January 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm


    I am very interested in adopting a umbrella or moluccan cockatoo.

    I Live in Ocala, Fl. Am I alowed to adopt through you living in Ocala. I am most happy to come and meet you and your beautiful parrots – but I will be unable to make multipld trips, unfortunate.

    I have had experience with cockatoos and am familiar with their antics, loudness and talking and cuddling. I really miss ours who died after 30 years.

    Hoping an adoption can become a reality.

    Barbara Speer 352 208 7954

  • LuAnn Apple February 9, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Barbara let’s set up a day and time ok I will be calling you soon to do just that been so very busy and apologize for the delay in response time.

  • julia and don February 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Looking to adopt a hahns macaw.
    this is our first bird.

    I live in port st john, fl

  • LuAnn Apple February 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    We have had a few come through MARS for adoption but none recently perhaps another species of mini macaw would work for you as well More soon I hope thank you for your comment

  • Linda Smith February 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I am looking to adopt an African Grey. I had my little buddy pass away last April. and I am now ready to take the responsibility to love a new baby. I don’t care how old he/she is. I do very well with the CAGs Please let me know when one comes available. My daughter, Jennifer, is also looking for me.
    Linda Smith. 3212130091

  • Sue March 12, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking to adopt a male Painted Congure

  • LuAnn Apple April 8, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Not very often do we get conures, it has happened, check back again but please use to inquire.

  • LuAnn Apple April 8, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Ah now I recognize who you are yes we will have one or two greys coming in perhaps I can put you in touch with the people wanting to surrender them. Email for further discussion please.

  • Sonia May 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hi LuAnn
    I am looking to adopt an African grey or an amazon.

  • Ruby Kolodin May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Info. About cockatoos please. Pix ?

  • LuAnn Apple May 18, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Please email and we will give info on adoption process thank you so much for inquiring

  • LuAnn Apple May 18, 2015 at 3:29 am

    We have greys and one amazon who are in need of good homes email and we will explain the process for adopting and thank you for your inquiry you will love the two greys and the amazon is just wonderful

  • Jessica Ortiz May 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I want a macow how i cant adoption or parrot i want see pictures

  • LuAnn Apple May 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Email and give me some basic info as in where do you live then I can forward pics and adoption papers to you and we will then proceed from there

  • LuAnn Apple May 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Ruby email I will forward you to the adoption coordinator and then when you have paperwork filled out and a house check if you are near by you can schedule an appt to meet all the cockatoos up for adoption such good birds in need of good homes thank you LU

  • The Voice June 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    My interest in the adoption of a trainable (within reason) adult or senior parrot. Having retired recently, (I am 61) it would not be fair to adopt a parrot that would become attached to me only to have it outlive me. I am trying to be as realistic as possible here. So, ideally a parrot capable of learning a few more words, phrases or songs that is not as large as a Makaw, but colorful would be given a forever home where it would be given much love, care and all the attention it deserves. So, I am open to your suggestions and look forward to communicating with you via email. —- Regards!

  • Melanie Saxon June 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    My parents found a quaker parrot in TX about 12 years ago. He had a large vocabulary so he had been someone’s pet, but no one claimed him. About 6 years ago, I brought him home with me after traveling to TX for my mom’s funeral. He bonded to me, talked a blue streak and was so snuggly (with me only). Mick passed away in January. I miss hearing his entire vocabulary on a constant loop each morning as I got ready for work and seeing his empty cage is killing me. I am looking to adopt another Quaker or possibly an Amazon. I live on the Treasure Coast.

  • LuAnn Apple June 26, 2015 at 2:48 am

    We have a Quaker named Cheerios and I just put him or her up on the petfinder adoption site. So cute and a really good bird very talkative. Take a look and if interested adoption papers available by emailing

  • LuAnn Apple June 26, 2015 at 2:53 am

    African greys are very teachable birds and we have five here at the rescue right now also amazons specifically two yellow Naped ones that must stay together and also a smaller amazon named Vinnie email to get the process started with us. Thank you

  • Michelle Scott June 28, 2015 at 4:44 am


    We are potentially interested in a bird. Never had any except canaries. We are redoing the exterior of our house and have this extremely large area that will be caged and have a running waterfall and we were thinking the rest of the space could be turned into a bird cage. But it is outdoors, extremely sheltered. Our dog of 10 years will not be replaced so we were considering a bird or 2 birds. We would need advise on how to create the space for the bird and what type of bird to get.


  • Beatriz June 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Hi! I was interested in knowing how much it would cost to adopt rockett , your African grey. Thanks.

  • LuAnn Apple July 5, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Rockett would be 475.00 she is amazing email for all adoption info thank you for your inquiry

  • LuAnn Apple July 5, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Michelle research building aviaries on the internet then depending if you are rural or have lots of neighbors a decision could be made as to types of birds all have such different personalities some loud some you never hardly here a complaint out of them so keep us posted on your progress thank you for your inquiry

  • Louise Little July 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I am interested in adopting a cockatoo. Please contact me.

  • amber July 8, 2015 at 8:28 am

    i really wanted a cockatoo or macaw , im dying for one , I have 2 dogs and grandkids .. please send me pictures of the one you have that they are good with dogs and small kids prefer hand fed

  • Donna Macko July 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Good afternoon,
    I just saw your post on facebook that you have 6 parakeets that are available for adoption. Currently I have an African Grey and 2 parakeets. I would be able to take all of them. It was mentioned that their cage would be available too. I have had a lot of experience with many different kinds of birds..A few years ago I had about 25..all different kinds…I became ill with cancer and had to find homes for all of them because my chances of survival were not good..well here I am 3 years later..cancer free and very healthy..A few of the ones I had to give away were from rescues, mainly the South Florida Wildlife Care Center. I tried to download your adoption application but was not successful..Maybe you could tell me how to go about the procedure for adoption..I live in Broward County, Pembroke Pines..we woudl be happy to make the trip and bring these little ones to our home…
    Thank you for your help.
    Donna Macko

  • Pam August 1, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    i just love jjj but feel like I should find corky a parrot he can bond with and love. Will I lose our bond if we find a mate for him? I don’t know what to do. Would corky get anything out of having Jj with us even if they don’t closely bond together? Pam. I really love JJ.

  • LuAnn Apple August 3, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Louise we have amazing Cockatoos available email to get the process going please . Look forward to that email and will get right on it .

  • LuAnn Apple August 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Embo and Amber two female cockatoos available both would be great with kids and dogs.

  • LuAnn Apple August 3, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Email to get the process started.

  • LuAnn Apple August 3, 2015 at 2:22 am

    We have a lot to talk about when we get together so we will try and schedule a time here at MARS that is not so hectic and just talk about all

  • Alex August 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I’m interested in adopting a bird but imy in Massachusetts so wondering if it would be possible to adopt through your company in Florida

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