“Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away...”

                                                               —Sammy Cahn

The Sanctuary Adoptables are just waiting to find their next homes where their quirkiness and good humor will be well appreciated. These birds delight in showing off. They willingly speak the words and phrases they have already learned. They sing and make all sorts of sounds. They show off their physical prowess by bouncing and jumping. They display their beauty by opening and flapping their wings. They want to interact and are ready to bond.


White-Bellied Caiques

Male & Female

Hatched: 2004 & 2007

Lifespan: 30-40 yrs

The circus is in town! Or at least you’ll think it is with the high-energy antics of these two colorful best buddies who love to perform tricks and can never have too many toys that shake, rattle and roll. Not surprisingly, they also love to play with their food, and even their favorites like berries go flying when they eat. Caiques are not big talkers, but they might just whistle a tune if you do it first!

Sponsor Bam Bam

Sponsor Makai


Citronella Cockatoo (Citron x Umbrella hybrid)


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 80 yrs

Our belle of the ball only has eyes for men, and if she’s not the center of attention, she’ll quickly demand it with high-pitched screams. While beautiful to behold, she can deliver a mean bite if she’s feeling feisty. She also loves her food: corn on the cob, veggies, and pilaf are some staples she eats here.

Sponsor Belle

Sponsor a Budgie



Males & Females

Hatched: Varies

Lifespan: 12-15 yrs

Looking for a huge personality in a little package? You’ve just met your match. These colorful characters, also known as Parakeets, are a hoot with their ability to mimic human speech. Their name is short for Budgerigar, which means “yummy little bird” in Australian Aboriginal language. Friendly for children and families, this popular pet is in large, adoptable supply at the Sanctuary, so be sure to talk to the front desk if you have room in your home for a fun feathered friend.

Sponsor Chico


Harlequin Macaw 


Hatched: 2005

Lifespan: 80 yrs

Chico’s personality is as big as his colorful plumage. He’s incredibly intelligent and you might catch him asking you “What’s your name?” and “How are you?” He also knows some of the Sanctuary staff by name and calls for Gordo and Caty! This mighty Macaw also has a flare for speaking Spanish and English, and he adores Hispanic children. His goofy nature is a big hit with everyone during Avian Ambassador presentations. Other things Chico says include: Cállate! (be quiet!). Hola mi amor. Aye yi yi yi!


Blue-Crowned Conure


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 20-40 yrs

Playful and entertaining to watch, Garble likes to keep to himself and prefers men. Garble tries to say words, but like his name implies, they come out all garbled. We use his love for nut butter sandwiches, to disguise his geriatric vitamins inside.

Sponsor Garble


Jenday & Blue-Crowned Conures

Male & Female

Hatched: 2008 & 1999

Lifespan: 20-30 yrs

They don’t come sweeter than this cuddly, affectionate pair, though they can be a bit noisy at times. Their last homes didn’t know how to feed them properly, and the resulting stress led them to pluck their own feathers a bit. They are best pals within the Conure colony, and have become close friends with Funky. Jerry and Stewie are inseparable and would love to head home with an eligible bachelor.

Sponsor Jerry

Sponsor Stewie

Sponsor Keo


Red- Throated Conure


Hatched: ??

Lifespan: 30-40 yrs

Keo is an energetic female bird who will stand by her man! She loves lying on her back and cuddling with her human boyfriends, women not so much. Like many of her Conure buddies, Keo’s a bit loud and can be very aggressive. Her owner brought her here when he moved away to college, and she’s now hoping to find a new gentleman friend to take her home, since women are not on her favorites list.

Sponsor Kiwi


Meyers Parrot


Hatched: 1998

Lifespan: 35 yrs

Kiwi is our little intelligent spy, who loves to hide beneath newspapers and go incognito. She’s also a bit in love with herself and will stare

for hours at her own reflection. Kiwi has a unique mannerism in

which she lifts and rolls her foot inward, as if to make a fist. If another parrot, regardless of size, tries to share her favorite play area (the patio table), she has no problem chasing them down and showing the fist as they retreat.


Yellow-Naped Amazons


Hatched: 1976

Lifespan: 60-70 yrs

 Lapa & Mr. Bill love to greet guests from their station on the front porch. Their wide vocabulary includes Hi, Buh-bye, and Oh no, Mr. Bill! In the afternoon, you might hear sounds of war, featuring the machine guns, missiles, and finally the dropping of a bomb as the Amazons on the porch battle with sounds.

Sponsor Lapa

Sponsor Mr. Bill


Half-Moon Conure


Hatched: 2007

Lifespan: 30 yrs

This is a little bird with a big attitude – Little Beaker is very territorial and needs to have her own space separate from the conure colony. Unlike her personality, her table manners are delicate. She nibbles the edge of round crackers until she spirals down to the center. Little Beaker enjoys male companions and can say Beaker.

Sponsor Beaker



Males & Females

Hatched: Varies

Lifespan: 15 yrs

These Peach-Faced Lovebirds live up to their name, mating often. Highly social, they hang out in large groups. They are constant chirpers who require an aviary to flit around in, rather than the

smaller confines of a cage. They’d love to be taken home in pairs

with a caring owner.

Sponsor Lovebird


Umbrella Cockatoo


Hatched: ??

Lifespan: 80-100 yrs

While this Umbrella Cockatoo might say some sweet things, if you care about your fingers, keep them away from the wires around this Boys in the Hood member! Misha has a preference for men, but struggled in his past to find a kind and reliable human male friend. His best mate is Ko, who is also an Umbrella Cockatoo. What he says: I love you.

Sponsor Misha


Half-Moon Conures

Male & Female

Hatched: 1999 & 1996

Lifespan: 30 yrs

With a fun tongue trill, Nacho met sweet Sara and it was love at first sight for the vibrant pair. Both come from homes where the owners didn’t have enough time to care for them. They’ve been carrying on a nonstop conversation ever since they met. They hope to find an owner who will take them in and give them a loving home. What he says: Nacho. Hi Nachito!

Sponsor Sara 

Sponsor Nacho


Citron Cockatoo


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 60 yrs

Our shy and loving Sweetie is both a tough guy and a ladies’ man. Unlike his best mate Elvis, another Citron-Crested Cockatoo,

Sweetie plucks his chest feathers. With his suave crest and silly and playful personality, this gent is only friendly toward ladies when it comes to humans.

Sponsor Sweetie


Umbrella Cockatoo


Hatched: 1995

Lifespan: 80-100 yrs

If ever a bird loved her hair, it’s this one! Trixie’s vanity is apparent in the owl-like coif she creates for herself to attract the attention of both avian and human men. Snuggly with men and cold toward women, she will seek attention with a loud holler. Her previous owner had to give her up when he lost his home, so she’s in search of the man of her dreams to take her home for good. What she says: Hello. Hi Trixie!

Sponsor Trixie

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