Today Paco’s best friend, lifetime mate and one of my original birds from the 70’s died. It was this morning and as I was working all around the property I got to see her before she passed and I also got  to give her a banana cookie which she took and happily ate.

Her name was Woody she was a B&G macaw and as most birds from so long ago she was a wild caught girl. She lived a full life filled with semi freedom a loving mate and really good care till there was just nothing more to be done for her. She knew what it was like to raise her own children and remember when I say this it was a long time ago before we all knew what it was like to see such numbers of birds coming into rescues nation wide. She had a really good life for a bird in captivity. We should all be so blessed and so loved. RIP Woody my girl you will always be in my heart and in Paco’s too. In loving memory I will post more but I am just to sad to do so now.

Thank you for reading and please know all of us here at MARS, Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary our Florida Parrot Rescue thank you for following us and supporting us when you can do so. They all deserve happy lives and it is our mission to do just that for them. ALWAYS!!!!


  • Kathleen Massaro July 7, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. It seems that it doesn’t matter how long our pets are in our lives it’s never long enough. But I’m happy to know that she had such a long and happy life. Give Paco extra love and attention, he needs it now. Fly free sweet Woody until you and Paco meet again.

  • Katharine Clark July 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    My heart goes out to all of you at MARS, but especially PACO, who will have the hardest time.

  • Robin July 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

    so beautifully written. Sending much love, prayers for peace, and that there will be more humans like you who recognize the spirit within the bird and all living creatures. Truly, we are one.

  • deanna July 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss.I pray Paco (My birds name too!) Gets another mate to make you and he both happy. Rest in peace sweet Paco

  • Cheryl July 7, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your baby and so sorry for Paco losing his mate. This breaks my heart.

  • Maryanne Mackie July 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I am so sorry for the passing of your sweet friend. Thank you for giving her a safe loving home. There is a special place in heaven for you. I help support you through smile Amazon. You are wonderful. I hope Paco will recover in time.

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