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!


  • LuAnn Apple August 18, 2015 at 4:08 am

    So glad you found MARS. Unfortunately unless you are coming here on vacation we could not help you we do not ship birds. But you sure could put one of the smaller ones available for adoption on a plane and take home with you after you are approved of course. Thanks for inquiring

  • Allison Davis September 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I was wondering if you have pics of the birds available on petfinder or somewhere else. Pictures and descriptions of a bird’s personality would certainly get them adopted faster. You say above that you have many other birds available, but absolutely no info about them. Many potential adopters have to travel a ways and have to do some research before we make the trek. Maybe you have a volunteer who could be in charge of your webpage and make it the best one around.

  • LuAnn Apple September 10, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Have tried and tried to make that happen but no one follows through with doing it . I certainly agree that it would make the process easier. All I can do is keep asking and maybe some day a volunteer will step up to the plate for MARS. Thank you for commenting as this is a crucial issue.

  • Kathi Leonhardt September 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I’m very interested in adopting a parrot. After moving to Florida from Maryland, I miss having a bird tremendously. Please reply.
    Kathi Leonhardt

  • LuAnn Apple September 21, 2015 at 2:00 am

    We are in the process of updating our pet-finder and adopt-a-pet pet lists. In the meantime if you shoot me an email to I will forward to the adoption coordinator and we will get the ball rolling for you ASAP.

  • LEAH CASEY October 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Looking for another hyacinth macaw. Mine just passed away suddenly.
    I have 2 cockatoos now.
    Also, tell me about bella. I had a green wing.
    214.717.9705 please call me.
    Fort Walton Beach

  • LuAnn Apple October 28, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Leah Bella was a wild caught breeder bird from a facility in south Miami. She tries to be friendly and asks now for head scratches, but that is about it. Beautiful girl quiet in very good feather and seems happy enough. But she is terrified of the hose not water so much but a hose. She is probably in her thirties. If interested email and I will forward to the adoption coordinator. Did you find out the cause of death in your Hy just curious?

  • Marilyn Fruge November 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I have experience with African Grey Congo and Timneh as well as Blue Front Amazon, Hahns Macaw, Sun Conure, Nanday Conure, Quaker, Rock Pebblier,Green Cheek Conure and cockateils. I had to rehome my Congo because the lady I purchased him from lied to me. He was cage dominant and the only way we could open the cage was to feed him fresh fruits and veggies. If your body touched the cage he would bite you through the cage. I was expecting my first 2 grandsons and was afraid Buddy would bite off a finger or hand. He is wonderful with the family I rehomed him to. He chose who he will sleep with at night. Our income is my husband social security disability and I’m also disabled so we have all the time in the world to play with our babies. I desperately want a tamed African Grey Congo and a Severe Macaw. Please help me to find these babies to love. I live in Louisiana and have driven 12 hours one way to adopt a bird. I have a aviary veterinarian and she can verify my birds are in good health. I can be reached at 3373807220. What I can’t pay for adoption, I will make it up with the trip to get the bird. I feed Zupreem Fruit / Blend pellets, fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and some of our food.

  • Pam slusser December 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Want to adopt a harlequin McCaw or the Catalina that you have 8504230180

  • Michele Holzman December 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I am looking for an Amazon, preferably female, and hopefully, she talks.
    We will be travelling through your area 12/14, then returning from Miami on 12/19-20. Thanks!

  • LuAnn Apple December 7, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Nothing available at this time so sorry, there is another rescue Angel wings in Malabar perhaps check with them, the owner is Cindy. Thank you for finding us and asking. So appreciate that you did so.

  • LuAnn Apple December 7, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Hello Pam we do not have any Harlequins and our Catalina Issabella or Izzy is semi featherless but a good girl none the less. She is an older girl and friendly to those she likes otherwise not so much.
    The other Catalina will not be coming in till sometime in January, just not sure when. Keep checking with us Thank you

  • LuAnn Apple December 7, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Marilyn we have no Greys at this time and very rarely do we ever see a severe macaw come through our parrot rescue, it has happened but not in a long time. There must be rescues closer to you, just do not know who to suggest but If I can find out who has any severes I will email you. As far as greys there is a rescue called Angel wings in Malabar Florida who I believe has Greys for adoption. Thank you for finding us. Happy Holidays

  • Tina December 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Hello. I am interested in adopting an umbrella cockatoo. I have experience with them working in a pet store. I have always wanted one and am ready to get one. Please send me an e mail as to what I need to do to get the process started.

  • LuAnn Apple December 16, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Yes we have cockatoos so please email me marsparrots@ , I will then forward to the adoption coordinator and we will get the process started. Thank you

  • Kim December 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I emailed a few days ago. I would like to start an adoption process. Traveling to Fla. in Feb. I know the Holidays are hectic. Please contact me as soon as convenient for you. Looking to adopt two birds.
    Thank you.

  • sharon gunther January 12, 2016 at 11:14 am

    We have decided to rehome our last 6 parakeets. My husband ‘s health has a lot do do with this
    decision. These birds are quiet & would be great company for anyone. We live in N Naples, FL.
    Call: 239-597-4247 or 763-228-7418 Sharon

  • LuAnn Apple January 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    If you can send pics of them to my email 8 will place them on our Facebook with your information and see if we can generate some possible placements for you to consider as new homes for your feathered ones

  • LuAnn Apple January 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Going to look for that email and hopefully we can proceed from there sincerely Lu

  • Lynda Nazir January 23, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I am interested in adopting one of your birds. I have owned Macaws and Cockatoos in the past. Please explain your process, and do you have a complete listing of what is available?

  • Monica February 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Interested in adopting an eclectus. Please let me know. Thanks

  • LuAnn Apple February 18, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Please email for further info. The one we have right now is spoken for but if it does not work out then perhaps you could meet him. Email me to get the paperwork going ok.

  • LuAnn Apple March 2, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Please email and I will give you info on adopt process it is simple and fairly quick thank you for considering adoption from MARS

  • Shirley Ann Cox March 21, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I mailed you a completed form for adoption of my male Rainbow Lory several weeks ago. I have not heard back from you and I was wondering if you are interested in finding him a good home. I am 81 and he is too much for me. I have had him for around 9 years. He is a beautiful entertaining bird but he has a biting problem. I am afraid to just give him to a stranger because they may be more interested in his monetary value than in being his parent.
    Thank you, Shirley Cox

  • Tess April 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Would like some assitance in adoption, I really love to adopt a cockatoo. I have rescued a quaker and IRN, both were abused, now quaker thinks I’m his mate and IRN thinks I’m her mother. LOL.

  • WILLIAM SALTER April 24, 2016 at 7:32 am


  • LuAnn Apple May 17, 2016 at 3:07 am

    They can pick a friend who is not the same species, trust me on this as we have many here at the rescue who have done just that.

  • LuAnn Apple May 17, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Just saw this message please email we do an amazing job getting the right cockatoo into the right home. No fault adoption means just that.

  • LuAnn Apple May 17, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Shirley forgive me your paperwork was misplaced and I apologize hope by now you have found a home for him or her

  • Rebecca Young June 7, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Hi…I live in St. Cloud and I am looking for a bird that needs a loving home. I have 2 small dogs who had lived with parakeets for 10. years. When I moved here from Michigan I was unable to take the birds with me and the lady who bought my house really loved them so I gave them to her. Do you have an afternoon time I could come check them out? It would have to be 1:30 or after.

  • LuAnn Apple June 19, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Rebecca, please shoot an email to and we will start you on the adoption process it is a simple 4 step one and then we schedule an appointment and you come and meet the birds thank you for knowing adoption is the only way to go and sorry also for just seeing this message.

  • Donna Hazen September 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Have a black caped conjure blue and green about size of cockatiel. Very lonesome needs people to pay attention likes to dance when you sing named goober. Bird and cage 864 688 2270. 295.00

  • LuAnn Apple September 13, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Send a pic via email to I will post on our Facebook page and generate interest for you please allow me to use your contact info and confirm that in the email you send to me

  • Dawn Fegely September 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I never had a bird but I would love to adopt a parrot. I do not have a printer to get a form to fill out to adopt So what other choices do I have ? I live in Cocoa Florida and I could come visit you and maybe learn just what it takes to care for a big bird. Thanks

  • Donna Wilcox September 30, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Hello from Texas, looking for a male Soloman Island Eclectus parrot. for rescue or adoption. I have a female named sassy looking for a companion. thanks Donna

  • LuAnn Apple October 2, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Donna we do not promote breeding of any kind and I assume you are not seeking a companion for that reason just company for your bird email me at we have a line on three males but there is no quarentee that any of them would get along I am sure you understand this

  • LuAnn Apple October 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Email marsparrots @ aol. Com and perhaps we can do all over the phone do you have a cell phone that could supply us with pictures

  • Cathy April 16, 2017 at 6:03 am

    My name is Cathy Hall, I am seeking to adopt a parrot or parrots, But I can not get your website to show me the birds you have available. It’s very frustrating, I can see a list of the birds, but not get it to pull up the actual pictures of the birds. PLEASE tell me what I am doing wrong.

  • LuAnn Apple April 27, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Absolutely nothing wrong.. I have no one to manage the web page and put birds for adoption. Used to use adopt a pet and pet and petfinder but no one to manage those sites either. Rescue is all volunteers and unfortunately volunteers do not always follow through. So sorry will try this weekend to put videos up on our Facebook page of groups of adoptable or Florida parrot rescue MARS just google us it should all come up

  • Linda DiTroia July 30, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I have just sent you an email regarding an appointment.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    thanks a bunch .. I would like to donate some toys when I come . if this is ok.


  • LuAnn Apple August 3, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Just saw this and yes we are completely out of toys so this would be so very appreciated…I am sure I forwarded your email to the adoption coordinator if you sent an email to Mars so if you have not heard from her email once again and I will make sure…thank you LU

  • penny haines January 30, 2018 at 6:10 am

    looking to adopt an African Grey – am experienced with them and many other kinds of birds through out my life – I am 73 and retired and would love a Grey for a companion and of course have plenty of time to spend with him/her
    if you have any – how much for adoption and I live in Cocoa not far from you
    thank you in advance

  • LuAnn Apple January 31, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Thank you for contacting Mars please email and our adoption coordinator will take you through the simple steps to adopt Sincerely LU

  • LuAnn Apple May 26, 2018 at 3:22 am

    There are two lovebirds available I believe but no parrotlets.

  • Erika B July 7, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Hello I am interested in adopting a Hawkshead Macaw. Please let me know if you have any or know when you will have one. Gender or age doesn’t matter.
    Thank you for all the wonderful work you guys do!

  • LuAnn Apple July 9, 2018 at 3:28 am

    They are so amazing but we have never had any come through here … Sorry !!

  • penny haines July 16, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Have any African Greys shown up since we last spoke a few months ago ??
    Still looking for an African Grey….
    thank you in advance

  • LuAnn Apple July 22, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Penny do I have adoption paperwork for you already perhaps pre approved???

  • LuLu Stephenson August 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I am looking for a Congo African Grey. I had a timneh for 23 yrs who passed away from respiratory infection. I miss him so bad after six months of him being gone I still here him talking and playing with his toys. I am looking for one who who is need of a home.

  • Melissa Williams August 20, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I would like to start the process to get approved for bird adoption. We don’t have any specific breed, our family is trying to adopt a bird in need instead of purchasing from a pet store.
    Thank you

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